Call for Applications - CalArts Summer Art Residency: (Due. Apr 30)

The Summer Art Residency is a 5-week sanctuary of creative freedom at CalArts.

Description of residency program
California Institute of the Arts welcomes applications to its Summer Art Residency, located on campus in Valencia, California. Led by the CalArts School of Art, this five-week residency offers an opportunity for emerging and/or mid-career artists working in all disciplines to advance their work in an immersive studio environment.

The Summer Art Residency enables you to construct your own experience by selecting from a dynamic program of events, field trips, workshops, seminars and independent studio time, supported by access to diverse creative practitioners.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
With an explorative philosophy that allows you to concentrate on your work in an innovative and focused environment, this residency facilitates self-directed inquiry, enabling you to shape a unique residency experience that challenges and develops your practice in new ways.

Studio/ workspace
The residency is ideal for those seeking the time and resources to investigate new ideas and deepen existing inquiries into the conception, production and reception of work, providing concentrated time to develop a project with structured support, feedback and conversation. The CalArts campus offers a diversity of resources for artists providing access to production studios as well as a renowned library of special collections and rare artist books, a comprehensive film and video archive, and a variety of on-site campus facilities.

The school’s proximity to Los Angeles provides easy access to a vibrant community of world-class museums, a robust arts scene, and varied geological sites such as beaches, mountains and desert.

Accommodation
Those who prefer to live on campus during the program may pay an additional $875 for housing in our MFA dorms. Residents will have a single-occupancy room in our Ahmanson suites with a kitchen, living room and bath that will be shared with other Summer Residency students. Housing is conveniently located on campus within walking distance to program activities, shops, and restaurants.

Fees and support
Participation in the residency costs $3,300 and includes participation in all programatic activities/talks/workshops/studio visits, transportation to and from scheduled events, studio space, the guidance of our program coordinators, and access to the CalArts Scene Shop with professional support. There is no financial aid or on-campus work opportunities available, and students are expected to provide their own materials.

Expectations towards the artist
Residents are expected to attend scheduled events, participate in discussions, and provide meaningful criticism in addition to working independently in their studios. Although field trips, studio visits and showing work in the culminating show are optional, participation is highly recommended. 

Application information
RESIDENCY DATES: May 25 - June 29, 2019

APPLICATION DATES: January 2 - April 30, 2019

APPLY: https://extendedstudies.calarts.edu/art-residency 

Jamie Earnest