Organization

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

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Founded 1979
Woodside, United States

About

Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers 30-day residencies (March-November.) National and international artists in the disciplines of media arts, visual arts, literature, choreography, and music composition are welcome. The Program provides studio space, food and lodging and local transportation at no cost to artists. There are 11-12 artists in each session. Artists arrive and leave at the same time and share an evening meal (prepared by the Program chef) to facilitate collegiality. Many artists make life-long friendships and launch collaborative projects subsequent to their residencies. We trust artists. We believe artists deserve the gift of time. In collaboration with LEONARDO, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, one session is devoted to a special themed residency--Scientific Delirium Madness--which links artists and scientists exploring the art/science continuum. The Program also offers fee-based workshops led by alumni.

Local Information

The Program is located on a 583-acre former cattle ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains, 40 miles south of San Francisco. The secluded, private and remote property encompasses vast grasslands with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, cascading creeks, and woodlands thick with towering redwoods, ageless coastal oaks, and twisting madrone. Miles of hiking trails lead artists-in-residence to more than 50 site-inspired sculptures created on the land by former residents.

Network Affiliations

  • Alliance of Artist Communities
  • Res Artis

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