Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Deadline: July 15, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Chalk Hill Artist Residency 
Healdsburg, CA
2015 Residency Period

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is now accepting applications for 2015. Our residency program supports artists in their creative process and the development of new works while offering the time and space to be immersed in a uniquely beautiful natural setting. We provide artists working in diverse media with housing and workspace at Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard, located on the Russian River, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. The Program is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists. We encourage applications from individuals and collaborative teams. Chalk Hill Residency also encourages artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to apply who may require special living needs, like attending with a care-provider. 

Program Overview

  • Applications are due July 15th, 2014 for 2015 residencies. Applicants will be notified August 30th, 2014. Applications may be submitted via email or by post as specified on the Application Form.
  • One artist at a time will attend the program for 2 to 10 weeks at the Residency’s 1920’s farmhouse. House rules are to be observed.
  • Studio spaces are in re-purposed rustic barns and will be arranged as needed.
  • Artists are financially responsible for their food. Grocery stores are located in Windsor and Healdsburg, both a 15 minute drive from the Residency. A seasonal garden is located by the residency and artists can crop-share in exchange for help in the garden!
  • Residents must supply their own art materials.
  • Transportation to and from the Residency is the responsibility of the artist.
  • Wireless internet is in designated spaces at the Ranch headquarters, not in the Residency house or studio.
  • Sonoma County weather is beautiful year round but winter can be cool and rainy.

Resident Profile

  • The program is interested in established artists, emerging artists and outsider artists. We encourage applications from individuals and collaborative teams. Chalk Hill Residency also supports artists living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Please inquire for special living needs, for example, attending the residency with a care-provider.
  • An ideal applicant is self-sufficient and motivated, comfortable in their own skin and able to accomplish their proposed project.
  • Applications are open to artists of all media.
  • A project proposal is necessary for the time in residency and will be reviewed.
  • Chalk Hill Residency collaborates  with local non-profit organizations supporting artists living with disabilities and we host one Community Studio day with a local art group per resident artist. 
  • Residents have the opportunity to exhibit their work at our seasonal Open House events. The Open House schedule is set once residencies are confirmed and residents will be notified if they will need to return/leave work for their designated Open House before the start of their residency.
  • Collaborative team applications are limited to 3-5 people and should submit one application package only (with an application form per artist, and one proposal, statement and resume for the group).
  • Applicants should not be currently enrolled in an academic program.
  • Applicants will need to be prepared to take the necessary time away from work or family for their time in residency.
  • Chalk Hill applications are competitive, we appreciate knowing how an applicant values this opportunity.
Visit website for complete details including application:

Chalk Hill Artist Residency
3427 Chalk Hill Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448