Call Detail
Artist in Residence


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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: Rolling
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (6th Street Studios & Art Center): $25.00

Duration: 6 Weeks - 3 Months (Artist's Choice)


We believe the hallmarks of an ideal resident artist include: proficiency in their selected area(s), comfort with community engagement, self-motivation, and a strong sense of creative direction. Both emerging & established artists are encouraged to apply.

Artists of any discipline (any material that releases toxic fumes, is flammable, or requires large power tools will need to be worked on in the outside work area only)


  • To assist and support artists in their professional development
  • To connect artists with new audiences
  • To provide an environment to develop new work and focus on creative endeavors

Studios Facilities:

  • Residency is Work Space only (Living quarters must be secured separately)
  • 24/7 Access to well-lit 11’x12’ private studio, Located inside our Main Gallery
  • Outside Work Area In-house Kiln
  • Easel and some basic art supplies
  • Two (2) Gender-neutral Restrooms (1 ADA-compliant)
  • Two (2) Mud/Wet Sinks, One (1) Rinse Sink

Gallery / Exhibition Space:

Artwork may be displayed on the outside of the studio for the duration of residency, including retail. Exhibition Space is available for post-residency show, inquire for details.

Online Exposure Provided:

Online exhibition of work produced during residency (if desired)

Resident bios and artwork are posted to our social media platforms and included in our newsletters, along with promotion on Gallery 1202's platforms(our parent entity).

Community Engagement Component

Artists are required to host open studios one (1) day a week:
Wed 1-5 PM, Thur 1-5 PM, Fri 2-6 PM, Sat 1-5 PM, or Sun 11-3 PM.

We encourage artists to involve the downtown community in their project(s). The front exhibition area, where the studio is located, is open to the public on Saturdays, 1-6 pm, and Sundays, 11-4 pm. This provides the artist a unique opportunity to interact and share with the public.

Address: 64 W 6th Street Gilroy, CA 95020

*This residency only offers a work & exhibition space. Living arrangements must be secured separately by the artist. 

*Next available residency starts mid-September. 

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