Residency Information & Application
2021 Submissions Start: August 24, 2020
Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2021
Winners announced February 20, 2021
Apply here: www.callforentry.org
Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year we invite 4-6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.
Group Artist Residency Period: Seven Weeks - April 27 - June 15, 2021
6 Week Solo Artist Fellowship
Artists unable to attend the group Residency Program may apply for a 6 week individual stay at JTHAR. Make sure to choose your dates listed below if you are applying for the 6 week solo program:
- August 16, 2021 - September 27, 2021
- October 11, 2021 – November 22, 2021
- January 10, 2022 - February 21, 2022
JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.
Submission Deadline for Group & Solo Residencies - January 10, 2021 | Application available at www.cafe.org
Selection Process: Artists are selected to attend the residency by the JTHAR Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted to the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist's portfolio and the residency proposal.
Scholarship Information: All 2021 Spring Group Session recipients will receive a fifteen hundred dollar scholarship/stipend to deter costs of participating in the program. Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc. The six week solo artist residency recipients receive five hundered dollar scholarships.
Studios and Accommodations: The residency provides studio space and living accommodations. Each artist will be assigned their own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency. Artists may choose to work in the JTHAR dedicated studio, a large studio space, divided by movable walls, depending on the artist's needs. Some assigned houses are located near the West Entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park. Others are in Flamingo Heights. Please refer to our website for examples of housing - JTHAR.COM * Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert. If you are adverse to the heat, this may not be the program for you. All houses are equipped with AC or swamp coolers.
Residency Terms and Expectations: Artists must provide transportation to and from the program. A vehicle is needed during the residency stay. Artists chosen for the Spring residency must be able to attend for the full seven week program - April 27 - June 15. No exceptions. Aritsts are welcome to have visitors during the residency. Visitors are limited to a two night stay. We cannot accommodate family members, partners or pets. Artists must notify hosts of planned visitors.
Artists chosen for the residency will be required to donate one completed work to the JTHAR program.
Workshops: Aritsts may conduct an optional workshop about their work to the local community.
Mid-Residency Review - Artists will share their work-in-progress with the board members during a mid-residency review. Reviews are helpful opportunities to discuss progress or issues with completing projects.
Final Exhibition - The group residency will culminate in an exhibition at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Artists will curate the exhibiton with their completed works. The six week solo artists may have the option of an exhibition of their work at the JTHAR studio.