Deadline: Open call

Eastside International in Los Angeles summer and fall 2017 residencies

Eastside International in Los Angeles summer and fall residencies 2017 available.

Description of residency program
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 5 live/work resident artists, artist-directors studios, and studio renters at the building.  The long term resident artists, including the directors, all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside International 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 provides a 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.  

Duration of residency
Currently, the self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months.

Current AIR schedule:

April 2017: Amy Mizrahi (UK), Rachel Williams (UK), Sita Valrun (IS)
May 2017: Aisuke Kondo (JP), Freya Spencer-Wood (UK), Alex Kuusik (UK)
June 2017: RESIDENCY AVAILABLE, Isabella Chydenius (FI), Gord Bond (CA)
July 2017: Isabella Chydenius (FI), Natasha Croes (NL), Gord Bond (CA)
August 2017: RESIDENCY AVAILABLE Anna Orlikowaska (PL), Feline Minne (UK)
September 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
October 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
November 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
December 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The residency includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for contemporary visual artists to make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles. 

Accommodation and Studio/ workspace
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 4 resident artists, live-in co-director, the other co-directors, and studio renters at the building. The full time resident artists, including the directors, all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside International 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 provides a 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.  

Fees and support
Current residency fees are set at $1,500 US per month for residencies beginning 2017. Accepted residents must submit a refundable $750 US deposit to secure reservation. $50 application fee.

Expectations towards the artist
Some residents explore the Los Angeles area and art scene, some are very focused in the studio and produce a considerable amount of work, while some prioritize networking and making contacts. In addition, some artists use the residency as a transitional stop to permanently relocate to the LA area.

While we do not offer residents an exhibition in the main gallery at the end of their residency term, we do provide programming such as open studio events in conjunction with openings in the gallery that provide traffic into AIR studios. During these events, AIRs may install work however they choose in their studios, which often amounts to a small exhibition of the work they’ve produced during their time at ESXLA. In addition, there is opportunity for meeting other artists, curators, and writers for residents who prioritize and pursue the social aspect of the residency. There is no shortage of events and openings to attend in Los Angeles at any given time. Residents typically get out of the experience some equivalent of what they put into it, and it is up to residents to set and meet their own goals while staying at Eastside. 

Application information
STEP 1: Create a single PDF document that includes a statement of purpose, full CV/resume, 10-15 images of work or web links to time-based works, an artist statement, and any press materials. Email this PDF as an attachment along with two letters of recommendation specific to your application to ESXLA to info@eastsideinternational.com with the email subject heading “AIR Application”. Please indicate month(s) and duration for which you are applying.   

STEP 2: Submit $50 US application fee through our fiscal sponsor, the Pasadena Arts Council, via PayPal here.

Eastside International does not currently offer any kind of financial aid or stipends to residents.  All funding is the responsibility of the applicants.  

Eastside International can, on request, provide documentation to applicants or funders in regards to receipt of application materials and/or an applicant’s acceptance to the AIR program.

Application responses are usually within 2 weeks.  Many applications are recieved; not all applicants are accepted. Acceptance as an AIR is determined by the artist-directors of Eastside International. Longer residencies (3 months) are given preference to shorter stays.  

Accepted applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the residency. Pets, live music, or use of overly-hazardous materials cannot be permitted. A deposit in the amount of half 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. Guests of residents, including partners/companions, are allowed on a limited basis and may incur an additional resident guest fee.

Eastside International in Los Angeles summer and fall 2017 residencies

Eastside International in Los Angeles summer and fall 2017 residencies

Location
United States of America

No application deadline / Open call

Residency starts
01/06/2017

Residency ends
2017

More information
http://www.eastsideinternational.com/air