Art Residencies for Northern California Artists

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Art Residencies for Northern California Artists


Application Opens: October 2, 2023
Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
Residency: July 2024 – June 2025

The Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency (D.E.A.R.) was established in 2012 to support Northern California artists actively exploring new aesthetic premises and pushing the boundaries of conventional art forms and media. The program provides early to mid-career artists free studio space and up-to-date equipment to create new work in the time-based arts such as theater/performance, dance/movement, music/sound art/instrument invention, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

Unfortunately, we are not yet able to support established artists, even if they are not yet receiving significant institutional support. As such artists have frequently approached us, we know that there is an ever-increasing need for access to free or affordable space for almost all creators. Unfortunately, because of the nature of our funding for the DEAR program, we are unable to support established artists at this time. However, because of funding from another source, we are able to offer the studio at very affordable rates for individual artists. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info @ dresherensemble [dot] org if you would like more information.

D.E.A.R. grants 6 to 8 awards annually to individual artists or to groups of artists collaborating on a single project. The lead artist must be a Northern California resident and not a student at the time of the application and residency.