Situated in a campus of artist-renovated military buildings in the Marin Headlands, just minutes north of San Francisco, Headlands Center for the Arts hosts an internationally recognized Artist in Residence Program, interdisciplinary public programs, and subsidized studio rentals for Bay Area artists of all disciplines. Through these programs, Headlands offers opportunities for artist research, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.
Sausalito, California: United States
- Residency Length: 4-10 weeks; average residency length 8 weeks
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 12
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 50
- Total applicant pool in most current year: 1000
- Application type: Open application
- Collaboration: May apply as a team
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
- Additional eligibility information:
Since 1987, Headlands Center for the Arts has provided residencies for professional artists from more than 30 countries and 20 U.S. states. We welcome artists at all levels to apply; however, artists pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees may not apply while enrolled in degree-granting programs. Former Artists in Residence must wait five years to re-apply. Additional details and complete current information can be found by visiting our web site: www.headlands.org.
- Application deadline: June 02
Past Residents & Quotes
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
Live-in residents share historic military officers’ houses. They are fully-furnished, with four bedrooms, two baths, formal dining and living rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Writers and arts professionals are provided with live/work spaces. Residents are responsible for their own housekeeping. Wireless internet and cell phone service are not available in artist housing. Internet may be accessed in studios and shared spaces.
- Meals: Some meals are provided
Headlands’ Chef prepares dinner five nights a week (Sunday through Thursday) in the Mess Hall for Artists in Residence.
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
- Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
Some public areas are wheelchair accessible.
- Studios/special equipment: Book Arts, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Film / Digital editing, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking
- Additional studio information:The Fort Barry campus is home to nearly 40 studios, shared residences, and spaces for offices, performances and events. Residency studios, offices, and public rooms are located in two four-story former army barracks with 13-foot ceilings, large windows, period detail, and hardwood floors.