Eastside International’s AIR Program
Application fee: none
Currently, the self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months and includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for contemporary visual artists to make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles.
Current residency fees are set at $1,500 US per month for residencies beginning 2016.
Eastside International does not currently offer any kind of financial aid or stipends to residents. All funding is the responsibility of the applicants. We can, on request, provide documentation to applicants or funders in regards to receipt of application materials and/or an applicant’s acceptance to the AIR program. On The Move is a helpful tool for artists seeking funding for international residencies and projects, with funding guides for Europe, Asia, and more posted free at their site.
A community of artists live and work in Eastside’s facility, and the space has been in continual artist-run operation for over a decade. The AIR accommodations are for working artists; the facility is operated out of a converted industrial space on the grounds of the Brewery Art Colony. The AIR program at Eastside is artist-run, semi-communal, co-ed, and cooperatively operated with common areas, kitchen, WC and other facilities shared by the 4 resident artists, live-in co-director, the other co-directors, and studio renters at the building. The full time resident artists, including the directors, all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside International and all work is entirely volunteer based. The costs for the AIR are kept as low as possible and help cover all the maintenance, overhead, and exhibition programming, and are shared by the artist-directors and studio rentals.
Eastside provides a space for the making of art and participating in the Los Angeles contemporary art community and is not recommended for artists expecting luxury accommodations, preferential treatment, or a vacation resort experience.
April 2017: Amy Mizrahi (UK), Rachel Williams (UK), Sita Valrun (IS)
May 2017: Aisuke Kondo (JP), Freya Spencer-Wood (UK), Alex Kuusik (UK)
June 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE, Isabella Chydenius (FI), Gord Bond (CA)
July 2017: Isabella Chydenius (FI), Natasha Croes (NL), Gord Bond (CA)
August 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE Anna Orlikowaska (PL), Feline Minne (UK)
September 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
October 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
November 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
December 2017: RESIDENCIES AVAILABLE
Residency fees for 2016/2017 are currently set at $1,500 US per month, plus $750 US refundable deposit.
STEP 1: Create a single PDF document that includes a statement of purpose, full CV/resume, 10-15 images of work or web links to time-based works, an artist statement, and any press materials. Email this PDF as an attachment along with two letters of recommendation specific to your application to ESXLA to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject heading “AIR Application”. Please indicate month(s) and duration for which you are applying.
STEP 2: Submit $50 US application fee through our fiscal sponsor, the Pasadena Arts Council, via PayPal here.
Eastside International does not currently offer any kind of financial aid or stipends to residents. All funding is the responsibility of the applicants.
Eastside International can, on request, provide documentation to applicants or funders in regards to receipt of application materials and/or an applicant’s acceptance to the AIR program.
Application responses are usually within 2 weeks. Many applications are recieved; not all applicants are accepted. Acceptance as an AIR is determined by the artist-directors of Eastside International. Longer residencies (3 months) are given preference to shorter stays.
Accepted applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the residency. Pets, live music, or use of overly-hazardous materials cannot be permitted. A deposit in the amount of half of one month’s fee will be required to secure the residency once accepted, to be refunded up to 30 days after the end of the residency, if all residency terms and conditions have been met.