[artinfo] Artists Residencies in California

Judy Freeland judy at djerassi.org
Fri Nov 21 11:56:00 CET 2003

Djerassi Resident Artists Program
2325 Bear Gulch Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Website: <http://www.djerassi.org>www.djerassi.org

Contact Person: Judy Freeland
Residency Coordinator
<judy at djerassi.htm>judy at djerassi.org

Application Deadline
The deadline for accepting applications is  February 15, 2004 for a 
residency in 2005

Application Forms and guidelines can be obtained from our
website: <http://www.djerassi.org/appforms.html>www.djerassi.org/appforms.html
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.

Multimedia Lab
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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