Residency Application Form

Residency Application for 2024

This is the Regular (non-grant) application for In Cahoots Residency.

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  • Please read all of the information on this page before filling in your application.

    - 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 in case you encounter a technical issue while working on the form.

  • Application Details

    Hello and thank you for your interest in In Cahoots Residency! We look forward to reviewing your application for residency in 2024. (Please note: to be considered for a grant, do not fill out this application form. INSTEAD you must fill out the grant application form.)

    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 1- 3 writing samples, a total of 10 pages or less) 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, sexual orientation, 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 specific spouse-friendly sessions (additional fees apply, does not include studio use for spouse unless they apply separately) and specific dog-friendly sessions (limit one dog per artist, an 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, with deadlines on June 1 and October 1. Applications open 5 weeks before each deadline.
    June 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from January to May of 2024. Application period is April 27- June 1, 2023.
    October 1 deadline: for residencies taking place from June to December of 2024. Application period is August 27-October 1, 2023.

    Notification of acceptance/denial will be sent out 6-8 weeks after the deadline.

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

    Notes on deposit and payments: If accepted, a 200 dollar holding deposit is due, along with your contract, to hold your dates. If you choose to cancel or reschedule 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 30 days after the end of your residency stay, minus any damages. Your residency fee will be due 60 days before your residency start date.

    Notes on COVID-19: During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have continued to host residencies with individual housing, and social distancing in the studios. If the pandemic continues into 2024, or reoccurs and you are unable to attend due to pandemic-related concerns, please let us know as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your session for a later date. The deposit and residency fee will be credited once towards a rescheduled session within one year of your original residency session dates.

    *** For grant application, please use ONLY 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 (email is preferred) or 510.295.9092 More info on the How to Apply Page.

    This is the application for a regular, paid residency.
    If you wish to apply for a grant, please use ONLY the grant application form.