Headlands Center for the Arts: Artist in Residence 2023

Associated Residency Program

Headlands’ Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to six weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living expense reimbursements. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus.

Find full details at https://www.headlands.org/programs/

Deadline
Residency Length
4 weeks - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
14
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Soldering Workspace
Bench Grinder
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Router Table
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Applicants must be able to speak basic English and cannot be enrolled in a degree granting program.  The eligibility of artists enrolled in Ph.D. programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Former Headlands’ Artists in Residence (AIR), and any recipients of Alumni New Works, Chamberlain, Chiaro, or Tournesol Awards may not apply within five years of previous Residency. All other Alumni of Headlands’ Programs are eligible to apply for the AIR Program at any point. 

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
45
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
1200
Artist Stipend
1000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Travel Stipend includes paid roundtrip airfare.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
45
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application