California Institute of the Arts

General information

Brief description of organisation

Based in Valencia, just north of Los Angeles, California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970.

Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions.

As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.

Organisation founded in

1961

Brief description of residency program

With an explorative philosophy that allows you to concentrate on your work in an innovative and focused environment, the CalArts Summer Art Residency facilitates self-directed inquiry, enabling you to shape a unique residency experience that challenges and develops your practice in new ways.

The residency is ideal for those seeking the time and resources to investigate new ideas and deepen existing inquiries into the conception, production and reception of work, providing concentrated time to develop a project with structured support, feedback and conversation. The CalArts campus offers a diversity of resources for artists providing access to production studios as well as a renowned library of special collections and rare artist books, a comprehensive film and video archive, and a variety of on-site campus facilities.

Residency program since

2015

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Part of a University

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

more than 20

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Suburb

Resources
  • Library
  • The CalArts campus offers a diversity of resources for artists providing access to production studios as well as a renowned library of special collections and rare artist books, a comprehensive film and video archive, and a variety of on-site campus facil
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions
  • The Summer Art Residency enables you to construct your own experience by selecting from a dynamic program of events, field trips, workshops, seminars and independent studio time, supported by access to diverse creative practitioners.
Contact information

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Pkwy
91355 Valencia
United States of America

artresidency@calarts.edu
https://extendedstudies.calarts.edu/art-residency

Phone: 6612537724

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