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Residency includes paid domestic travel, a $750 stipend, accommodations for two, exhibition space during your term to display work you bring or make, and a 1-month All-Access Membership for 2 ($100 value).

How to Apply

Upload resume, letter of interest, teaching example, and portfolio items to a Google Drive or Dropbox folder and email link to arts@desertmuseum.org.

  • Resume: A  resume or C.V. highlighting academic, professional, and other relevant experience. Include links to website and social media (2-page maximum).

  • Letter of Interest: In 250 words or less, explain how your artistic process complements our mission and what you hope to achieve in your month here.

  • Proposal/example of engagement activity: In 500 words or less, share ideas for what you might do for a 1-day workshop related to this residency and share one example of something you have done in a teaching capacity.

  • Portfolio: 5 jpegs of your artwork. 2 images showing a teaching activity that you led.

2024 Residency

Submission Period

Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2023

Nov. 1 – Dec. 1, 2025

2026 Residency Submission Period  

Residency is May 1-31

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Finalists will be interviewed by Zoom. Applicants will be notified of their status as soon as adjudication is complete, approximately one month following the submission period.