Tournesol Award

Tournesol Award

Residency Structure
Embedded in a national park or land trust
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (no housing)
Residency Length
1 year - 1 year
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

The Tournesol Award recognizes an emerging Bay Area painter in support of establishing and maintaining a career in the region. The Award supports a full year of artistic development, and includes a $10,000 stipend, a private studio, and a culminating exhibition or project of the artist’s choice.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

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.

No housing accommodations available
Accessibility Contact Name
Holly Blake
Accessibility Contact Email
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

We offer 2 communal artist cars for local trips.

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Dining, woodshop, and some studio spaces are accessible.

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Some studio spaces, the artist library and public rooms on the upper floors of buildings are not currently accessible.

Type of Housing
No housing provided
Accessible Housing
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Accessible Communal Spaces
Common/Communal Spaces Information

Dining hall, bathroom, outdoor gathering area are accessible.

Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

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.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Soldering Workspace
Bench Grinder
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Router Table
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
On-call Studio support provided