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The Headlands Center for the Arts’ Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus.
Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
AWARD AMOUNT: Free housing, free studio space, paid roundtrip airfare, 1 meal per day provided, and a $500 per month stipend (or expenses reimbursement, if less than $500 per month) for residencies of 4-10 weeks.
ELIGIBILITY: Artist over 18 and not enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application; graduate students evaluated on a case-by-case basis; basic English required
DEADLINE: June 26, 2020
APPLICATION FEE: $45 (apply by May 29 for a reduced fee of $25)
About Headlands Center for the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Headlands Center for the Arts is about people, their ideas, and the things they create.
Where we are is as important as what we do. Our campus comprises a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Residency Program Goals
Residency Program Details
Headlands’ staff reviews applications to ensure completion and eligibility. Submissions are reviewed by a jury of knowledgeable and esteemed artists and arts professionals. The jury evaluates each artist’s materials and selects finalists. Finalists are invited to present their work in a 20-minute phone or Skype interview to determine the final award selection.
What to Submit
Please note that all applications and work samples must be submitted in or translated to English.
**Artist collaboratives should apply together by submitting ONE application per group, specifying the number of individuals on the application form. For live-in Artists in Residence, Headlands can accommodate no more than three total artists in a collaborative group.
Please select from the following list materials appropriate to your practice. The category headings are guidelines; please submit whatever type of materials best represent your work.
How to Submit
Submit online via Submittable. If Internet access is an issue, you may submit your digital application via land mail:
Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
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