[artinfo] Artists Residencies in California
judy at djerassi.org
Fri Nov 21 11:56:00 CET 2003
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2325 Bear Gulch Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Contact Person: Judy Freeland
<judy at djerassi.htm>judy at djerassi.org
The deadline for accepting applications is February 15, 2004 for a
residency in 2005
Application Forms and guidelines can be obtained from our
by email: <drap at djerassi.htm>drap at djerassi.org
or by sending a self addressed envelope
Residencies are awarded competitively at no cost to artists in the
disciplines of literature, choreography, music composition, visual arts,
and media arts/new genres. We seek applications from emerging and
mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a
significant difference to their careers, as well as from established
artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are
evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each discipline. Those
selected are offered living and studio space for four to five week sessions
during the season which runs from mid-March through mid-November.
Housing, Studio Space Meals
Residents work and are housed in two buildings on the ranch according to
artistic discipline and creative project. Living quarters and studio space
consist of a four-bedroom house and a unique, remodeled twelve-sided barn.
The rooms in the Artists' House are set up to accommodate writers, each
with a large desk, work space, and outdoor deck. The Artists' House also
contains the main kitchen, living and dining area, a library, laundry
facilities, shared bathrooms, and a large deck.
The Artists' Barn contains three visual art studios, a large dance studio,
a darkroom, and a music composition studio with a baby grand and electric
piano. The studios are rustic with wood burning stoves and modest sleeping
lofts. There is also a kitchen, a large common area, shared bathrooms, and
laundry facilities in the Barn.
The Program employs a chef who prepares communal dinners Monday through
Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents are expected to prepare
their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients
supplied by the Program. Vegetarian meals are available.
Climate & Location
The Djerassi Program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa
Cruz Mountains over-looking the Pacific Ocean, yet is within easy driving
distance of San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. Annual temperatures
range from lows in the mid-30s to highs in the mid-90s. Fog and wind occur
during the spring and fall months. The rainy season extends from October
through May, but there are sunny days all through this period. The property
is located 40 miles south of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Palo Alto.
The special quality of the residency experience centers around its genuine
atmosphere. There is no access to public transportation from the ranch.
Rides to Palo Alto for errands are provided by the staff at least once a
week. Transportation to and from the Bay Area airports is provided by the
A slide projector and screen, TV, and VCR can be checked out to use on
projects or for presentations. Standard power tools can be checked out of
the shop. There are two Internet/Email stations set up in common areas.
Each station is equipped with a printer and is shared by all of the residents.
The lab is equipped with Macintosh and PC computers and photo imaging,
graphic design, web design, and digital video editing software. Mac
platform: G4 dual processor, CD Read Write drive, Premiere, Final Cut Pro,
AfterEffects, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, PageMaker,
and Microsoft Office; Windows platform: HP Kayak computer, PhotoShop,
PageMaker, and Microsoft Office; Cross platform: HP color Printer (large
format 13 inch x17 inch), HP Scanner. The Lab is located in a common area
of the Artists Barn for all of the artists to share.
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