2019-20 Artists in Residence Program

October 1, 2019 - May 15, 2020


Application deadline: April 11, 2019

Scholarship Eligibility and Requirements (pdf)

The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence (AIR) Program brings both emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. The location provides tranquility and inspiration in a community full of local artistic talent.

In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program offers the freedom to develop at ones' own pace and pursue interests in other disciplines. Our studios in Fine Art, Jewelry, Ceramics and Fiber Arts are actively used for instruction, production, individual study and casual drop-in open studios.

During your residency, the following benefits will be offered:

• Lennox Scholarship Award of $5,500 toward MAC apartment rental for ONE full-term AIR (eligibility and requirements)
• Complimentary membership
• 50% discount for most classes
• Mentorship from Studio Manager
• Interaction with visiting instructors
• Selling opportunities
• Possible teaching experience
• Month long group exhibition
• Peer reviews
• Monthly open studios
• Community presentations
• Possible participation in the American Craft Council School to Market Program

You may pay your application fee by check
or through PayPal with any major credit card