Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mendocino Art Center Artists in Residence Program

Deadline: April 10, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Artists in Residence Program
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA
October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2016

The Artists in Residence (AIR) program provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth at the Mendocino Art Center (MAC).

The AIR program was developed to bring emerging and established artists to this unique Northern California region. It provides both time and space for AIRs to develop their work.

The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional or nontraditional studio arts, and independent creative endeavors, from mixed media to writing.

Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in their respective discipline. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicant’s work.

Artist residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. A successful residency depends in part on expectations consistent with what MAC has to offer. Applicants with no prior connection to MAC are strongly encouraged to visit or take a class before applying for the program. It is also advised to contact the Coordinator specific to your studio practice or the Education Director for an independent type residency.

MAC Artists in Residence may re-apply for a second year residency.

The Art Center has studios dedicated to Fine Art, Textiles, Ceramics (electric, gas, atmospheric and wood kilns) Jewelry, Sculpture/Blacksmithing and a small foundry. We welcome artists in other areas, including writing, music, photography and video. Depending on the field of endeavor and the number of AIRs, studio space may be shared with other artists. Residents will be responsible for purchase of their own materials and fuel consumption based on departmental pricings. Studio facilities fees are included in the monthly housing rates.

Application Fee: $30 non-refundable

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Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460