The Retreat Residency program fee is assessed at a rate of $45 per day based on the agreed-upon length of the residency.
The Residency Project provides time and space to support creative research, multi-disciplinary artistic practice, and public access to the arts. The Residency Project invites artists from around the world to participate in collaborative creative placemaking through artistic research & practice and arts-based community engagement. Situated in a vibrant urban neighborhood in Pasadena, California, The Residency Project @ 880 provides an opportunity for artists-in-residence to live and work with access to the thriving arts scenes, diverse cultural landscape, and natural resources of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Emerging, mid-career, and established professional artists, as well as students in degree-seeking programs are all welcome to apply.
The residencies are not medium-specific and are perfect for creative practitioners from many different disciplinary backgrounds or with a cross-disciplinary practice. Visual artists, writers, curators, social practice artists, performance artists, sound artists, musicians, filmmakers, etc., regardless of their races, ethnicities, national origins/citizenship (international applicants are welcome), religious affiliations, gender identities, and sexual orientations are all welcome to apply.
Artist accommodations include a fully furnished bedroom, en suite bathroom, and private living space. Common areas include the kitchen and dining area, living room and reading room, outdoor living room and outdoor dining area, expansive deck, large outdoor space and garden.
Residents have use of an upstairs loft studio or any shared area of the house for their research and practice, including the backyard and garden. For complete privacy, the upstairs loft is a wonderful place to work. It is a spacious dry studio with ample sunlight during the day. The loft studio is an unfinished space with insulated ceilings, exposed rafters, and sub flooring. It is a raw space that invites experimentation. There is wifi connectivity throughout the property and electrical outlets throughout the house as well as outdoors.