In Cahoots Residency is designed for people who have prior experience in art. 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, genders, physical abilities, financial status and educational backgrounds. At this time, we do not allow spouses, pets and children to attend with artist residents. Our programming may include specific dates for family sessions in the future.


When to Apply

Artists are encouraged to apply between September 1 and October 25, annually. The deadline for priority choice of dates in the following calendar year is October 25. After this deadline, applications will be considered on a rolling basis for any remaining spots. The residency calendar below will be updated to show available dates.

Regular Application

To apply, artists fill out an online form and submit it with an entry fee of 20 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
  • CV
  • 8-10 images and image list (for visual artists), 3 writing samples (for writers)

Grant Application

Three full grant awards are available per year- one for each session length (1-week, 2-weeks, and 4-weeks). There is a separate application process, due October 25. Applicants only need to fill out one application form. Those who are not awarded grants will automatically be considered for a non-grant residency.
One additional full grant is available for a 2-week session through California Society for Printmakers Artist in Residence program with a deadline in April.
The Full Grant Residency is designed for artists for whom this residency experience would otherwise be out of reach financially. We especially welcome applications from 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.
   The Grant Application requests the regular application information listed above as well as:
  • Questions: Why are you a strong candidate for In Cahoots Residency, description of financial need and artistic merit
  • Names and contact information for 3 references
Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent out by November 20. Or, within 2 weeks of the application for rolling admissions for those who apply after October 25. Please check the residency calendar below for available dates and session lengths.


Current Availability

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Please see the calendar for available dates and session lengths. All sessions begin with a welcome dinner on Sunday evening (check in Sunday between 3-6pm) and end with a Friday night reception/exhibition (check out Saturday morning by 10am.)


-1 Week2 Weeks4 Weeks
Independent Artist$495 /420 students$800/680 students$1400/1190 students
Focused Mentorship I$745/630 students$1050/890 students$1650/1400 students
Focused Mentorship II$1120/952 students$1425/1210 students$2025/1720 students

Residency and Mentorship Options

Independent 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.
Focused Mentorship I- this residency includes individual (or collaborative) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos with the residency director, Macy.
Focused Mentorship II- this residency includes individual (or collaborative ) work time, plus 5 hours of mentorship/questions/equipment demos, plus 5 hours of focused instruction with the residency director, Macy.
Additional mentorship options are available at 50/hour. Please inquire.
Additional instruction options are available at 75/hour. Please inquire.
Applications for the 2019 calendar year.
We also have a Grant Application.