Grant Application Form

Grant Application for 2020

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  • Grant Application Details

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

    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.

    Grant Applications are accepted twice a year. Four full grant awards are available each year: two for residencies taking place between January and June 2020 (deadline June 1, 2019) and two for residencies between June and December 2020 (deadline October 1, 2019). You must hold a BFA or equivalent to apply. Applicants only need to fill out one application form. Those who are not awarded grants will automatically be considered for a regular (non-grant) residency. No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines.

    The Full Grant Residency is designed for artists for whom this residency experience would otherwise be out of reach financially. We welcome applications from all artists with financial need, but especially emerging artists and writers with less than 10 years of experience in the field, recent students, those who are returning to art after another career, and adjunct teachers.

    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 each deadline.
    June 1, 2019 deadline: for residencies taking place from January to June of 2020. Application period is April 15- June 1.
    October 1, 2019 deadline: for residencies taking place from June to December of 2020. Application period is August 21- October 1.
    No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines in June and October.

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

    Notification of acceptance/denial will be sent out 4-6 weeks after the deadline. Your application will automatically be considered for the regular application if you are not awarded a grant. Partial grants may be awarded for applicants applying for full grant if funds are available.

    Notes on deposit: 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, this deposit will act as your security deposit and will be returned to you at the end of your residency stay, minus any damages.

    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.