Where
Art
Originates

Each year, artists from around the world are awarded the gift of time + space—a one-month residency on our 583-acre ranch in northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. Photo Credit: Chris Schmauch

We
Trust
Artists

The region is world-famous for technological innovation. We believe that art must also innovate, disrupt, inspire, challenge and change lives. The work undertaken here shapes the world’s culture. Photo Credit: Robert Buelteman

The
Land
Inspires

We enjoy a mythical renown among artists—many of whom talk about the Djerassi “magic.” Here, in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty, artists can just BE—to dream, dare, collaborate and create. Photo Credit: Unknown

Time +
Space

There are no small dreams and no small dreamers here. In their studios, choreographers imagine dances, writers generate words, composers see notes and visual artists create images. Photo Credit: Jordan Reznick

Shaping
Culture
Worldwide

Ideas are shared around the dinner table. Collaborations erupt organically. Work that couldn’t have existed any other way takes shape, catches fire, and becomes real. Photo Credit: Minoosh Zomorodinia

Featured News

Djerassi Stories

Torii

Midori Fujioka, Djerassi alum, writes about Torii and artist Bruce Johnson.

Photo: Staff

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A Conversation with Katharine Hawthorne

Holly Johnston interviews Katharine Hawthorne (2017) about Hawthorne’s project, “Between the Wish and the Thing”

Photo: Staff

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Current Artists, Oct-Nov ’17

Overheard

Djerassi is like a private national park, a hemispherical view of beauty…an iconic California experience.

Marta Salas-Porras, San Francisco, CA, Visual Artist, 2016 alumna

Photo: Del Geist

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Djerassi Impact

6distinct habitats at Djerassi.
7percent of applicants accepted in 2017.
13artists per session.
54countries Djerassi artists originate from.
585acres of Djerassi property.
968total applicants in 2017.
2,403artists in residence since 1979.
10,000cost in US dollars of each residency.

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