Alumni Winter Residency applications now open! The Djerassi Program is offering winter residencies to Program alumni working in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts, choreography, music composition and literature. Collaborative applications are welcome. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2022. Residencies will be announced in October. Selected artists will be invited to utilize the Artists' Ranch facilities during a one or two week period from January 17- February 14, 2023. Artists may specify their preferred residency duration in their application. These shorter winter residencies require more self-care and self-feeding than our core residency program. Preference will be given to those who have not had a residency at the Djerassi Program (Winter or Core Season) in the last few years. Apply Here.
Lava Thomas featured in Alta Journal’s summer issue. Lava Thomas, Djerassi alum('03) and former trustee, discusses her work and activism in the summer issue of Alta Journal. Her art draws on personal and national histories to center on the experiences of many Black Americans. You can see more of her work displayed at The Artist's Eye exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and her exhibition HOMECOMING at the Montgomery Museums of Fine Arts. Read more.
Ken Eklund accepts a Peabody Legacy Award. Ken Eklund, Djerassi alum ('17), received a Peabody Legacy Award for an alternate reality game, World Without Oil, created in 2007. The Peabody organization recognized it as a groundbreaking achievement in the category of Digital and Interactive work. Read more.
Katie Moulton debuts her audio memoir, Dead Dad Club: On Grief & Tom Petty, n. Katie Moulton, Djerassi alumn ('18), releases her debut audio memoir, Dead Dad Club: On Grief & Tom Petty, a quintessentially American tale about family, grief, identity, and dependency, set in the Midwest now available on Audible as an Audible Original. Dead Dad Club is the lucid, prismatic memoir of Katie Moulton, a millennial music critic who grew up in a die-hard rock-and-roll family, about her father’s unexpected death from addiction shortly before her 17th birthday, and the music obsession she inherited from him that shaped her early adulthood. Listen on Audible here.