The Ford Family Foundation Residency For Oregon Artists
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
The deadline to apply has passed. Please check the website in September 2013 for information and how to apply for a residency in 2015.
The information below is for a residency in 2014. Artists for the 2013 Ford Family Foundation Residencies at Djerassi were selected in October 2012.
RESIDENCY AWARD: Those selected are offered studio and living space for a 30 day session, all meals and transportation from and to the San Francisco International Airport. Artists will be reimbursed for the cost of air travel and shipping of materials.
ELIGIBILITY: Recipients of the fellowships, residencies and other program resources must meet the following criteria:
- be a practicing visual artist currently producing works of art;
- be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period;
- maintain Oregon as your primary residence if you participate in an out-of-state residency program or you will not qualify;
- be 30 years of age or older at the time of application;
- evidence, through appropriate documentation, a sustained level of commitment to your medium with seven (7) or more years of active professional practice, and not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time at the time of application or during the residency.
ADMISSIONS: Residents are chosen by a rotating panel of professionals in the arts. Final awards of residencies are at the discretion of the Djerassi Program.
APPLICATION DEADLINES: The application deadline for 2014 Ford Family Foundation Residencies at the Djerassi Program is February 15, 2013.
APPLICATION PROCESS: The Djerassi Program is no longer accepting paper applications. Please use the APPLY button on the left. Reference letters are not required.
NOTIFICATION: Notification of the status of your application will be by September 1, 2013.
RESIDENCY SESSIONS: There are 7 residency sessions each 30 days long from mid-March through mid-November. No shorter or partial residencies are offered. Session 4 (July) is for *Scientific Delirium Madness* only.
- March 11 - April 9
- April 15 - May 14
- May 20 - June 18
- July 1 - July 30 *Scientific Delirium Madness*
- August 5 - September 3
- September 9 - October 8
- October 14 - November 12
- Flexible (able to attend any session with no preference)
Session 4, July 1- July 30 * Scientific Delirium Madness*, a special initiative of Djerassi Program in collaboration with LEONARDO/ISAST. Djerassi will host 6 scientists and 6 creative artists whose work explores the continuum of art and science for a special 30 day residency. If your work is informed or grounded by biology, physics, mathematics, geology, chemistry, agriculture or environmental science, please INCLUDE Session 4 among your prioritized session choices. Residents during this session are expected to participate in the Annual Open House AND may be asked to share their experience in an academic-style conference. IF YOUR WORK IS NOT TIED TO SCIENCE, PLEASE DO NOT SELECT SESSION 4.
COLLABORATION: If applying as a collaborative team, both or all artists need to submit separate applications along with a joint project proposal. Your work samples may be individual or collaborative. Please indicate in the proposal what requirements you have for workspace.
PETS: No pets are allowed.
SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted in any Djerassi Program building.
FEES: A nonrefundable processing fee of $45 is required with each application. Media uploads are inlcuded in this fee. The fee is to be paid by credit card at the end of the on-line application process in slideroom.
FACILITIES: Each selected resident is provided a private bedroom and studio space in the Artists Barn or the Middlebrook Studios. Some bathrooms are shared. The studios in the barn are rustic with wood burning stoves, modest sleeping lofts and shared bathrooms. The Middlebrook Studios are individual buildings with live/work space and private bathrooms. There is also a kitchen, a large common area, and laundry facilities in the Barn. The Program employs a chef who prepares communal dinners Monday through Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents are expected to prepare their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients supplied by the Program. Dietary restrictions are accommodated.
Please email Judy Freeland, Residency Coordinator with questions regarding the application process.