HOW TO APPLY
Next application deadline is June 1, 2021!
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.
We welcome printmakers, book artists, letterpress printers and writers to apply as individuals. As our name, In Cahoots, suggests, we encourage collaborative teams or groups of up to 5 to apply as well. 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 2022, there are four spouse-friendly sessions (additional fees apply, does not include studio use for spouse unless they also submit an application) and four 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. Dog owners (and those with allergies) should be aware that we have 3 resident cats on the property.
We are currently hosting residents in individual housing and with social distancing in the studios. There may be some residency sessions available in the coming months 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 these openings. You may also follow us on Instagram or check back here for updates on available sessions.
The residency calendar for 2021 is completely full.
Please check back in this space for openings due to cancellations.
When to Apply for Residencies in 2022
Applications are accepted twice a year: June 1 and October 1. Applications open 5 weeks before the deadline.
June 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from January to May of 2022. Application period is April 25- June 1, 2021.
October 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from June to December of 2022. Application period is August 25-October 1, 2021.
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 before proceeding with the application form. 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 website 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 (for both grant and regular applicants.) This deposit 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 (scroll down.) 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. If you need a paper copy of the application to mail in, please let us know.
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. Twenty full and partial grant awards are available each year, ten for residencies taking place between January and June (deadline June 1) and ten for residencies between July and December (deadline October 1). No grant applications will be considered after the deadlines.
The Full and Partial Grant Residencies are 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, people of color, 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.
Grants and Fellowships 2022 (with special thanks to our partner organizations, our generous donors and the Auction donors and participants!)
In Cahoots Residency Grant
In Cahoots Residency Partial Grant
In Cahoots Residency Writing Grant
In Cahoots Residency Work-Study Grant
Artist of Color Grant
Rosamond Adams Grant for seniors
Holly Jordan Fellowship
Boost Prize for an emerging artist
Compass Cottage Prize for a California artist
College Book Art Association Scholarship (for CBAA student and regular members) deadline Oct 1, 2021
California Society of Printmakers Residency Grant -- deadline Oct 1, 2021 https://www.caprintmakers.org/residencies/
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.)
All residencies include studio and housing
Grants are available
|1 Week||2 Weeks||4 Weeks|
|Independent Artist||$700/$595 students||$1250/$1065 students||$2200/$1870 students|
|Mentorship||$1000/$850 students||$1550/$1315 students||$2500/$2125 students|
|Private Instruction||$1150/$975 students||$1700/$1445 students||$2650/$2250 students|
|Sleeping Cottage (May-October)*||$525 / $750 / $863||$935 / $1163 / $1275
||$1650 / $1875 / $1988|
* May-October, accomodations in the sleeping cottages are 25% off the regular residency prices.
The sleeping cottage is our form of glamping, a private cottage with a short walk to a shared restroom.
The housing discount for the sleeping cottages applies to accommodations only.
Mentorship and Instruction hours are offered a la cart at the standard rates
of $60 or $90 an hour respectively, and are not included in the discount.
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.