Thank you to everyone who has applied for the 2024 Season at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program – the application is now closed. Artists who have been accepted will be notified by email the week of October 2, 2023.
For alumni wishing to apply for the 2024 Winter Session in January, please note the application will be open October 16 – October 27, 2023. Notifications will be posted/emailed by November 27, 2023. Please continue to check back here for updates.
Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. There are six (6) residency sessions each year: five are 4 weeks long and one is 5 weeks long, which also includes Open House/Open Studios. One session is devoted to Leonardo@Djerassi and the intersection of art and science. No shortened or partial residencies are offered.
We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each category.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share collegial interaction within a small community of artists. In this spirit, residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session they are awarded.
Our Program chef prepares communal dinners Monday through Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents prepare their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients supplied by the Program. We offer vegetarian and gluten-free meals, although we cannot guarantee a gluten-free environment.