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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency 2019
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
621 Palms Blvd.
Venice, Ca. 90291

Entry Deadline: 1/11/19
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 15
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 15

Entry Fee (Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency 2019): $40.00


Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture.

JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.

Group Artist Residency Period: Seven Weeks: April 23 - June 11, 2019 *Additional 3 six week solo artist extension residencies available: JUNE 24, 2019-AUGUST 5, 2019. AUGUST 19, 2019 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. JANUARY 20, 2020 - MARCH 2, 2020.  

Selection Process: Artists are selected to attend the residency by the Artist Residency Board Members.  The committee reviews all applications submitted to the program.  Selectiion is based on the merit of the artist's portfolio and the residency proposal. Scholarship Information:  All 2019 Spring Session chosen artsits will recieve a one thousand scholarship/stipend to be used to deter costs of participating in the program.   The six week solo artist extension program does not have scholarship awards.  Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc. Studios and Accommodations: The residency provides studio space and living accommodations.  Each artist will be assigned their own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency.  Artists may choose to work in the JTHAR dedicated studio, a large shared studio space, divided by movable walls, depending on the artist's needs.  Some of the assigned houses are located near the West Entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park.  Others are in the areas of Pipes Canyon and Flamingo Heights.  Please refer to our website for examples of housing - JTHAR.COM * Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert.  If you are adverse to the heat, this may not be the program for you.  All houses are equipped with AC or swamp coolers.  Residency Terms and Expectations:  Artists must provide transportation to and from the program.  A vehicle is needed during the residency stay as well.  Artists chosen for the Spring residency must be able to attend for the full seven week program - April 23 - June 11.  No exceptions.  Aritsts are welcome to have visitors during the residency.  Visitors are limited to a two night stay.  We cannot accommodate family members, partners or pets.  Artists must notify hosts of planned visitors.  Artists chosen for the residency will be required to donate one completed work to the JTHAR program. Workshops:  Aritsts may conduct an optional workshop about their work to the local community. Mid-Residency Review - Artists will share their work-in-progress with the board members during a mid-residency review.  Reviews are helpful opportunities to discuss progress or issues with completing residency projects. The April 24 - June 12 residency will culminate in an exhibition at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery.  Artists will curate the exhibiton with their completed works.  The six week solo artists may have the option of an exhibition of their work at the JTHAR studio. If you have any questions, email or call/text 310 562 0511