Headlands Artist in Residence
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.
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 95965
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
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.
Travel Stipend includes paid roundtrip airfare.
While a good deal of Headlands' campus and housing facilities are on ground floors and wheelchair accessible, not all aspects of Headlands' buildings, campus and surrounding park are fully accessible. There are no elevators in Headlands' buildings and there are unpaved trails and paths throughout the campus and park. Headlands can and has accommodated artist residents using wheelchairs in ground floor living spaces and with ground floor studios. Artist meals are shared in a ground floor space. Headlands is committed to being open to and accessible to all artists.
First-floor spaces in Building 944 (Mess Hall, Key Room, and Latrine) are accessible to people with mobility aids. Second- and third-floor spaces (Westwing, Eastwing, Rodeo Room, and Project Space) are currently accessible only by stairs. Note that there is a steep hill from the MUNI 76X bus stop up to the Headlands campus. During our seasonal Open Houses, special accommodations can be made for those arriving via public transportation.
We offer 2 communal artist cars for local trips.
Housing, dining, woodshop and studio spaces are accessible.
Some studio spaces, the artist library and public rooms on the upper floors of buildings are not currently accessible.
Housing & Accomodation
Dining hall, bathroom, outdoor gathering area are accessible.
Studio & Facilities
Artists Studios are located within several buildings on campus. Former military barracks, Buildings 944 and 945 boast 13-foot ceilings, large windows, period detail, and hardwood floors and house 100 to 1800 square foot studios. Our 2000 square foot Gymnasium, once the place of service members’ basketball games and bowling matches, now serves as a studio for artists working in the disciplines of dance, music, and performance.