Visual Arts
Between 1 and 3 months
Paid by host 
  • US Artist Fellowship: One fully funded calendar month long residency in 2020 for a US-based artist working in any medium. The Fellowship covers the residency fees for accommodations and studio. 
  • International Fellowship: One partially (50%) funded two calendar month residency during 2020. The Fellowship covers half of the fees for accommodations and studio.Open to all artists internationally, including US.

All applicants wishing to be considered for either fellowship must submit residency application by Nov 1st, 2019.

Paid by artist 

Current residency fees are set at $1,650 US per month for residencies beginning 2020.

Application guidelines 
  • STEP 1: Create a single PDF document (no more than 10 MB) that includes a statement of purpose, full CV/resume, no more than 10 images of work or web links to time-based works, an artist statement, any press materials, and source of funding. Email this PDF as an attachment along with two current letters of recommendation specific to your application to ESXLA to [email protected] with the email subject heading “AIR Application”. Please indicate month(s) and duration for which you are applying.   
  • STEP 2: Submit a $25 US application fee via the Square site here.



Eastside International Los Angeles

Eastside International Los Angeles



Eastside International (ESXLA) is an artist-run contemporary art exhibition space and international artist residency based in Los Angeles, California, directed by artist Jason Ramos. Founded in 2014 by Ramos and artists Michelle Carla Handeland Molly Shea, Eastside International’s artist in residence program hosts up to five artists to live, work, and immerse themselves in the Los Angeles art community. ESXLA’s parallel exhibition program features the work of local, national, and international emerging and established artists in a non-commercial alternative venue. Currently, the self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months and includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for contemporary visual artists to make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles.

A community of artists live and work in Eastside’s facility, and the space has been in continual artist-run operation for over a decade. The AIR accommodations are for working artists; the facility is operated out of a converted industrial space on the grounds of the Brewery Art Colony. The AIR program at Eastside is artist-run, semi-communal, co-ed, and cooperatively operated with common areas, kitchen, WC and other facilities shared by the 4 resident artists, live-in co-director, the other co-directors, and studio renters at the building. The full time resident artists, including the directors, all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside International and all work is entirely volunteer based. The costs for the AIR are kept as low as possible and help cover all the maintenance, overhead, and exhibition programming, and are shared by the artist-directors and studio rentals.

Accommodation Information 

Private bedroom with adjoining studio, communal kitchen, WC and shower facilities.

602 Moulton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031
United States
+1 210-885-0239

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