Open Call

Djerassi Artist Residency Program 2021

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

No Funding
Woodside, United States


National and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, writers and scientists (for Scientific Delirium Madness) are eligible. Alumni must wait three seasons before re-applying for a return residency. Example: 2017 residents can re-apply for the 2021 residency season. Artists who were placed on alternate status may re-apply for the next season. Please note the application form, resume and all support materials must be in English. Eligibility recently expanded to include degree-seeking students. Please feel welcome to apply.

Number of Participants

Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. There are 6 residency sessions each year: 5 are 4 weeks long and 1 that includes Open House/Open Studios is 5 weeks long. One session is devoted to Scientific Delirium Madness and the intersection of art and science. No shortened or partial residencies are offered. Each residency session features 11 or 12 artists, a total of 66-70 residencies awarded per year.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2021 - November 20, 2021


  • $45.00 application fee


Individual Studio


Private Room


Chef on Site, Dinner


Choreography, Fiber Arts, Film, Literature, Music Composition, Scientists, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

Djerassi Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share collegial interaction within a small community of artists. In this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session they are awarded. Our Program chef prepares communal dinners Monday through Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents prepare their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients supplied by the Program. We offer vegetarian and gluten free meals, although we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment.

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