Lucid Art Foundation – Artist in Residency Program

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Call to Canadian and US Artists

The Lucid Art Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Lucid Art Residency 2016 until the deadline of November 30, 2015.

Eligible artists must have an MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts, video/new media, music composition, and choreography will be considered. A short biography and recent résumé of artistic activities (exhibitions, performances, publications, etc.) from the last 5 years is required with the application, as well as an artist’s statement providing information about your work in relation to the mission of the Lucid Art Foundation (250 word limit). Submission of ten images of work created within the last two years for visual arts; three videos (max. 60 MB) or three audio files (max. 30 MB) from the last two years for new media/video, music composition and choreography is also required.

Artists arrange for their own transportation to and from the Lucid Art Foundation located in the small rural town 1 hour north of San Francisco in the town of Inverness California.  There is no stipend and meals are not provided during the residency, but artists are welcome to harvest from the Foundation’s organic garden. However, a weekly lunch will be provided to meet  with staff, faculty, or scholars. Residencies begin in February and go through till November, 2016.

Once a year, the Lucid Art Foundation will curate a show of the residency artists’ work at a local community art gallery. The artists will be asked to submit one or two works from the residency period or after. The artists are responsible for delivering the works to the gallery, and when the show ends, the artists are responsible for picking up their artworks or paying the shipping costs for them to be returned. Each artist will receive 50% of any sales. The remaining 50% will be split between the Foundation and the gallery.

We have posted a call to artists through the Call For Entry (CaFE) website allowing artists to complete their application online for a residency in 2016. Please go to our page on CAFE for more information about our program, eligibility requirements, and to submit a residency application. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program is to provide artists with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into arts and consciousness.

The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of nonrepresentational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. During the three-week residency, artists will have the opportunity to explore the practice of lucid art, with special emphasis on the integration of art, process, and inner awareness. Through this practice, a deeper foundation is created that fosters individual artistic growth and development, as well as the understanding of the artist’s role in society.

The residency provides a space to live in  and a 650-square-foot art studio called “the Ark.” The large studio has a wood burning fireplace, restroom, sink, high ceilings with upper loft, wood walls, skylights, and a private deck off the sliding glass patio doors.The cottage has Wi-Fi, 1 bedroom, a living room, 2 bathrooms, wood burning stove, continuous wooden deck, and a full kitchen stocked with necessary cooking utensils. Parking and laundry facilities are on-site. There is also a print shop with a Sturges press available for use by artists who are experienced printmakers. Only water based mediums may be used on the press.

During the residency, artists have the opportunity to meet and dialogue with a Lucid Art faculty member who will give feedback on the work created during the residency. Artists will have access to the Foundation’s extensive Library Resource Center. The Library contains books by many modern, surrealist, and contemporary artists, such as Roberto Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford, Wolfgang Paalen, Remedios Varo, John Anderson, Lee Mullican, and Morris Graves, among others.

If you have any further please contact program coordinator, T.C. Moore MFA via



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