Call Detail
Artist in Residence
Entry Deadline: Rolling

Entry Fee (6th Street Studios & Art Center): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: California

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
  • Encourage community interaction with artists through workshops, artists talks, or interactive artworks.

Studios Facilities:

  • Residency is Work Space only (Living quarters must be secured separately)
  • 24/7 Access to well-lit 11’x12’ community studio - time reservations limit usage to 1 person at a time.
  • Outside Work Area
  • Painting Easel 
  • Two (2) Gender-neutral Restrooms (1 ADA-compliant)
  • Two (2) Mud/Wet Sinks, One (1) Rinse Sink
  • Light Table
  • Flat File Storage
  • Locker Space for supplies
  • Pottery Wheel & Kiln
  • Printing Press

Gallery / Exhibition Space:

We will provide space for an end-of residency exhibition and reception for the artist. 

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 will have the opportunity to plan and create paid workshop opportunities during their residency.  Artists who are residents during the spring/summer can apply to be a paid teaching artist during our Art Camps. This is a required part of the residency.  The hourly rate is $25/hr. You can also choose to offer free classes/workshops.

Artists will be put in touch with local press, and other media outlets to discuss their residency. 

Third Friday Artwalks organized by 6th Street provide an unparalleled opportunity for residents to engage with the public not only at the Studios but anywhere on the artwork in downtown, opening up limitless ideas for interactive art projects. 

Artists are required to host open studios one (1) day a week:
Wed 1-5 PM, Thurs 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 10-2pm. 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. 

Application Requirements

Please fill all required questions, specifically the question regarding lodging. 

Eligibility Criteria

The residencies are open to all professional and emerging artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability.