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2020/21 Applications Now Available!
Artists in Residence (AIR) Program & Professional Artists in Retreat (PAIR) Program
applications through SlideRoom
Application deadline extended to May 15, 2020
AIRs = October 1, 2020 – May 15, 2021 (7 1/2 months)
PAIRs = December 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 (1-3 months)
The Mendocino Art Center’s Artists in Residence (AIR) Program and the Professional Artists in Retreat (PAIR) Program bring emerging and established artists from all over the country to a unique art center on the rural Northern California coast. This secluded location provides tranquility in an historic artist community rich with inspiration and local talent.
In addition to providing dedicated studio space and furnished studio apartments, the program provides the freedom to develop at one’s own pace in the chosen area of focus, as well as the opportunity for interaction with other disciplines. Our studios in Fine Art, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Ceramics and Fiber Arts are actively used for instruction, production, individual study and casual drop-in open studios.
Writers are welcome to apply for the PAIR program, with use of their apartments as space for solitary creative writing.