The Headlands Center for the Arts campus comprises a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands. The center’s artists programs support artists in all disciplines — from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers — and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.
To that end, the center is currently accepting applications for its Artist in Residence program. Fully sponsored residencies offered through the program, including a monthly stipend of $500, will be awarded to approximately fifty local, national, and international artists whose work has the potential to impact the cultural landscape at large.
Residencies run for four to ten weeks and include roundtrip airfare; two-thousand-square-foot studios and five chef-prepared meals a week; access to vehicles as well as a basic woodshop; audio/video equipment; an artists’ library with computer, scanner, and printer; and field trips to Bay Area museums, galleries, and cultural venues. The residency period is March through November 2020.
To be eligible, artists may be at any stage of their career and work in any media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture. Artists must not currently be enrolled in an academic program at the time the requested residency would take place. Eligibility of artists enrolled in PhD programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is an early bird application fee of $35 (deadline May 15), and a regular application fee of $45 (deadline June 7).
See the Headlands Center for the Arts website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.