18th Street Arts Center works with a variety of national and international partners to fund invited visiting artists. These include private foundations supporting the arts, as well as government entities such as foreign consulates, national and state organizations. Travel costs and stipends for invited artists are provided by the foundation or government agency funding their residency.
Visiting artists selected on the basis of applications are self-funded, often through direct grants made to artists by government or non-profit funders they have approached. If funding is not identified through partner organizations, artists may also pay the basic costs of the residency themselves.
To apply for the visiting artist residency program, please submit the following materials via email to [email protected].
18th Street Arts Center is an artist residency program in Southern California, with mission to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. They provide artists with space and time to take risks in ways that further the development of their practices, where the creative process is just as important as the outcome.
Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging and diverse artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe. 18th Street provides a hub for contemporary art through two program areas that reflect its mission: 1) A three-tiered Residency Program that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue and 2) A Public Events and Exhibition Program that focuses on engaging the public and revealing the art-making process through exhibitions, events, talks, publications and other opportunities.
Their residency program has three strategies to support artists:
Each resident artist is provided with a fully furnished live/work studio apartment at our center, with cable TV, wifi, bikes, kitchen, and private bath.
Each studio is differently configured, and spacious enough to hold events such as presentations of art work and open studios.
Residents are given access to office, computer, and audio/visual equipment as needed, as well as meeting space.