HOW TO APPLY
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 in 2020, there are two spouse-friendly sessions (additional fees apply, does not include studio use for spouse) and two dog-friendly sessions (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.
We will host residents with social distancing starting in June. There are some residency sessions for June, July and August 2020 available due to residents who needed to cancel due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, family, or health concerns. Please email us to inquire about available dates. Unfortunately there are no further grants available for 2020 dates. You may also follow us on Instagram or check back here for updates on available sessions.
2020 Available Summer Sessions:
June 22-26 (1 week)
July 13- August 8 (1, 2 or 4 weeks)
August 10- 22 (2 weeks)
August 24- 28 (1 week)
When to Apply for Residencies in 2021
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 2021. Application period is April 25- June 1, 2020.
October 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from July to December of 2021. Application period is August 21-October 1, 2020.
No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines in June and October.
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, regular (non-grant) 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 and the red update text above for openings or cancellations in 2020, 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 regularly 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. This is in addition to your full residency fee which 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.295.9092
Regular ApplicationTo apply, artists fill out an online form and submit it with an entry fee of 25 dollars. The link can be found below. For artists who choose to apply as a collaborative team, each artist should complete a separate entry form with all necessary information, and make a clear note on the application that you are applying as a team. For those who have limited access to the internet, a paper form can be mailed to you. Please call the residency to inquire.
Information requested on the Regular Application includes:
- Contact information and emergency contact
- Questions: Introduction, description of creative process, project proposal, specific equipment needs and prior experience with this equipment
- 8-10 images (smaller than 2MB each) and image list (for visual artists),
- OR 3 writing samples (for writers)
To apply, artists fill out an online form and submit it with an entry fee of 25 dollars. The link can be found below. Grant Applications are accepted twice a year. Four full grant awards are available each year, two for residencies taking place between January and June (deadline June 1) and two for residencies between July and December (deadline October 1). 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. If you apply for a grant and are not awarded one, your application will automatically be considered for a paid residency spot.
The Grant Application requires the regular application information listed above as well as:
- Questions: Why are you a strong candidate for an In Cahoots Residency grant, description of financial need and artistic merit
- Names and contact information for 3 references
All 1-week sessions begin with a welcome dinner on Sunday evening (check in Sunday between 4-6pm) and end with a Friday night work-share (check out Saturday morning by 10am.)
All 2-week and 4-week sessions begin with a welcome dinner on Sunday evening (check in Sunday between 4-6pm) and end with a Saturday afternoon reception/exhibition (check out Sunday morning by 10am.)
|-||1 Week||2 Weeks||4 Weeks|
|Independent Artist||$650/$550 students||$1150/$975 students||$2025/$1720 students|
|Mentorship||$950/$810 students||$1450/$1230 students||$2325/$1975 students|
|Private Instruction||$1100/$935 students||$1600/$1360 students||$2475/$2100 students|
Residency and Mentorship OptionsIndependent Artist- this type of residency allows for individual (or collaborative) work time with the support of In Cahoots staff for brief questions or equipment demos.
Mentorship- this residency includes individual (or collaborative ) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/ conceptual discussions with the residency director, Macy.
Private Instruction- this residency includes individual (or collaborative ) work time, plus 5 hours of focused instruction with the residency director, Macy, or an instructor experienced in the technique of your choice.
A la Carte- Mentorship hours may be purchased for 60/hour, or Private instruction may be purchased for 90/hour.