Residency Application Form

Residency Application for 2020

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  • Hello and thank you for your interest in In Cahoots Residency! We look forward to reviewing your application for residency in 2020.

    In Cahoots Residency is designed for people who have prior experience in art and/or writing. A portfolio of 8-10 images of artwork (or 3 writing samples) is required for the application. You must be 18 years or older to apply. With a focus on community and inclusion, we welcome adult artists of all ethnicities, religions, ages, physical abilities, gender, financial status and educational backgrounds. For artists who choose to apply as a collaborative team, each artist should complete a separate entry form with all required information, and make a clear note on the application that you are applying as a team.

    During regular sessions, we do not allow spouses, pets and children to attend with artist residents. However, there are two spouse-friendly sessions June 8- June 20 and October 12- October 16 (additional fees apply, does not include studio use for spouse) and two dog-friendly sessions June 22- June 26 and August 10- Aug 22 (limit one dog per artist, additional 100 dollar cleaning fee applies). Artists applying for these sessions understand that other residents may be bringing spouses or dogs.

    Applications are accepted twice a year: June 1 and October 1. Applications open 6 weeks before the deadline.
    June 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from January to June of 2020. Application period is April 15- June 1, 2019.
    October 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from June to December of 2020. Application period is August 21-October 1. 2019.

    Notification of acceptance/denial will be sent out 4-6 weeks after the deadline.

    There is a $25 application fee, payable upon completion of the form.

    Outside of the application periods listed above, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for any remaining spots in the current calendar year, or to fill a cancellation. For rolling admissions, please check the availability calendar before proceeding with this application. Applications are closed June 1- July 1 and October 1- November 1 for jurying. Artists applying on a rolling basis will be notified of acceptance/denial within 2-4 weeks of their application. The residency calendar will be updated to show any available dates, and you are encouraged to email the residency to confirm these dates before sending in an application.

    Notes on deposit and payments: If accepted, a 200 dollar holding deposit is due at the time of confirmation to hold your dates. If you choose to cancel or switch your residency session, this deposit will be forfeited. Upon arrival at In Cahoots Residency, this deposit will act as your security deposit and will be returned to you at the end of your residency stay, minus any damages. Your residency fee will be due 60 days before your residency start date.

    *** For grant application, please use the Grant Application form. Your application will automatically be considered for the regular application if you are not awarded a grant.

    Questions about the application should be directed to or 510.295.9092 More info on the How to Apply Page.

  • Please allow 45- 60 minutes for filling out this form, add additional time if you need to resize your images to 2MB or less.
    For a complete list of questions on this application, please click here.
    Please save a copy of your answers in a separate document as you work on your application. It has come to our attention that on rare occasions, the form does not save correctly and it would be a good thing to have a saved copy of your answers.

  • Session date for 2019 cancellation or newly available session in the first half of 2020 (please leave blank if you are applying for a residency from June-December 2020)