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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

The JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST RESIDENCY offers artists a house in which to live and work for a period of seven weeks (May 24 - July 12, 2016). There is also a shared art studio. The Residency’s goal is to give artists the time and opportunity to create new works of art while being inspired by the magic of the high desert terrain of Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most spectacular environments in the country with a unique beauty and quiet making it an ideal place to create.

Accommodations are are located minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

The residency is open to artists worldwide working in all media, including painters, photographers, writers, musicians, etc.

*Artists selected into the residency will receive a scholarship stipend of up to $1000.00

Deadline for 2015 submission is March 15th.


Joshua Tree, California: United States

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency located next to Joshua Tree National Park. The residency provides individual housing for each artist in the program. There is also a shared art studio. The area is a spectacularly beautiful and quiet environment in which to create.


  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: March 15
  • Application Ongoing: No

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Laura Frantz, painter - New York City; Rachel Ostrow, painter - Brooklyn NY; Ger Ger, media artist - Berlin/Los Angeles.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Accessibility: no

Residency Fees

Application Fee: $35. There are no other fees for this program.

Stipends / other support

Artists selected into the residency will receive a scholarship stipend of up to $1000.00

Additional expectations / opportunities

Curated exhibition at the end of program at Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Artists will be requested to present an educational workshop or talk about their work to the community.

Contact Information

621 Palms Blvd.
Venice, California 90291
United States
Tel: 760 366 3636