ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES IN LOS ANGELES, USA
One single-month spot left in December 2014
- full details at http://www.eastsideinternational.com/air
The self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months and includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for a contemporary visual artist to come to Los Angeles, make new work, network with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles. The residency fees will range from $1,200 to $1,350 US per month, for 2014 depending on which slot is applied for or available. All residency fees will be set at $1400 US per month beginning 2015. The increase is due mainly to a upcoming rental increase on the property upon lease renewal, as well as yearly cost-of-living increases and renovations.
Eastside International does not currently offer any kind of financial aid or stipends to residents. All funding is the responsibility of the applicants. We can, on request, provide documentation to applicants or funders in regards to an applicant's acceptance to the AIR program.
Eastside International's regular exhibition program will begin in mid-September 2014; however, during the initial residency period, the space will be hosting various pop-up events and more in its main gallery area, as we continue to transition the space. Also, there may be various renovations, remodeling, and improvements to the entire facility during and leading up to this period.
A community of artists live and work in Eastside's facility, and the space has been in continual artist-run operation for over a decade. The AIR accommodations are for working artists; the facility is operated out of a converted industrial space on the grounds of the Brewery Art Colony. The AIR program at Eastside is artist-run, semi-communal, co-ed, and cooperatively operated with common areas, kitchen, WC and other facilities shared by the 3 resident artists, live-in co-director, the other co-directors, and studios renters at the building. The full time resident artists, including the directors, all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside Art and all work is entirely volunteer based. The costs for the AIR are kept as low as possible and help cover all the maintenance, overhead, and exhibition programming, and are shared by the artist-directors and studio rentals. Eastside hopes to provide an artists-run space for the making of art and participating in the Los Angeles contemporary art community and is not recommended for artists expecting luxury accommodations, preferential treatment, or a vacation resort experience.
Please email a single PDF that includes statement of purpose, full CV/resume, images of previous work, and artist statement. Any press materials, two letters of reference and some proof of funding in regards to residency fees is highly recommended for full consideration. Please send all materials as email attachments to director Jason Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application responses are usually within 2 weeks. Many applications are recieved; not all applicants are accepted. Acceptance as an AIR is detirmined by the artist-directors of Eastside International. Deadline is ongoing for open slots in the schedule. Longer residencies (3 months) are given preference to shorter stays.
Pets, live music, or use of overly-hazardous materials cannot be permitted. A deposit in the amount of one month's fee will be required to secure the residency once accepted, to be refunded up to 30 days after the end of the residency, if all residency terms and conditions have been met.