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HOW TO APPLY


ALL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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) 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 2024, there are several spouse-friendly sessions (additional fees apply, does not include studio use for spouse unless they also submit an application) as well as dog-friendly sessions (limit one dog per artist, additional 100 dollar cleaning fee applies). These sessions are noted on the calendar below. 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.


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COVID-19 UPDATE:
We are currently hosting residents in individual housing and with social distancing in the studios. All artists are required to be vaccinated, boosted, and show a negative Covid test.


Available Dates:
Please refer to calendar below.


When to Apply for Residencies in 2024

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 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.

No applications will be considered after the deadlines in June and October.
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 appllication form.

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 holding deposit is in addition to your full residency fee which will be due 60 days before your residency start date.


Questions about the application should be directed to hello.incahoots@gmail.com (email is preferred) or 510.295.9092.

Application Details

THE JUNE - DECEMBER 2024 APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED

To apply, artists fill out an application through CaFÉ and submit it with an entry fee of 25 dollars. The button to start the application 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. Collaborative teams with shared housing are offered 25% off the total cost of 2 artists.
  

Information requested on the Application includes:

  • Contact information
  • Questions: Introduction, description of creative process, project proposal, specific equipment needs and prior experience with this equipment
  • CV
  • 8-10 images (smaller than 2MB each) and image list (for visual artists),
  • OR 1-3 writing samples total of 10 pages or less (for writers)
 

For those who are interested in a Grant Application

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 May (deadline June 1) and ten for residencies between June and December (deadline October 1)

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/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 2024 (with special thanks to our partner organizations, our generous donors and the Auction donors and participants!):
In Cahoots Residency Grant (open to printmakers, letterpress printers and book artists, with merit and financial need)
In Cahoots Residency Partial Grant (open to printmakers, letterpress printers and book artists, with merit and financial need)
In Cahoots Residency Writing Grant (open to writers with merit and financial need)
In Cahoots Residency Work-Study Grant (open to printmakers, letterpress printers, writers and book artists, with merit and financial need)
Artist of Color Grant (open to printmakers, letterpress printers, writers and book artists, with merit and financial need)
Rosamond Adams Grant for seniors (open to artists over 60: printmakers, letterpress printers, and book artists, with merit and financial need)
Holly Jordan Fellowship for Printmakers
Boost Prize for an emerging artist
Compass Cottage Prize for a California artist
2024 CBAA Full Grant
Alison Rood Birmingham Grant for an artist who shows financial need and exceptional talent
College Book Art Association Full Scholarship (for CBAA members with merit and financial need, both student and regular members)
California Society of Printmakers Residency Grant (for CSP members- a separate CSP application annually, in May/June)

Grant related questions on the application include:

  • 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


 

The calendar at left shows the dates and session lengths in 2024 and 2025. The 2024 dates are currently full.

All sessions begin with a welcome dinner on the first evening (check in is between 4-6pm, on the day before your session starts.) All sessions end with a work-share (check out is on the morning following the last day of your session, by 10am.) Example: If your session is May 8-19, then your arrival date is May 7, and your departure date is May 20.

 

Please email  hello.incahoots@gmail.com if you are interested in bringing your spouse or dog to your session. 

Pricing

All residencies include individual housing and shared studio. Residents do their own cooking.
Grants are available.

 
  1 Week 2 Weeks 3 Weeks
Independent Artist $950/$810 students $1600/$1360 students $2350/$2000 students
Sleeping Cottage (May-October)* $715 $1200 $1765

 

* 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 kitchen and restroom.

 
 

Mentorship and Instruction Options

All residencies include individual (or collaborative) work time with the support of In Cahoots staff for brief questions or equipment demos.
Mentorship and Instruction are available a la carte as requested. Mentorship hours may be purchased for $75/hour, or Private instruction may be purchased for $90/hour.

 

Pricing

All residencies include studio and housing
Grants are available

 

Independent Artist

8-day ....$900/$765 Students

2 Weeks ..$1500/$1275 Students

3 Weeks ..$2200/$1870 Students

 

Sleeping Cottage (May- October)*

8-day ...$675

2 Weeks ..$1125

3 Weeks ..$1650

* 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 kitchen and 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 $75 or $100 an hour respectively, and are not included in the discount.

 
 

Residency Descriptions

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.
A la Carte- Mentorship hours may be purchased for 75/hour, or Private instruction may be purchased for 100/hour.
 
Regular Applications Now Closed
We also have a Grant Application!