18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We value art-making as an essential part of a vibrant, just and healthy society.
Through our artist residencies we are a contemporary art hub that
fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street's
residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications
encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge
contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between
artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Location: Santa Monica, California: United States
1.5 miles from the ocean in the heart of Santa Monica, a suburb in the Los Angeles Westside area.
Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 35
Application type: Open application
Collaboration: May apply as a team
Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
Past residents: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Highways Performance Space,
Phranc, Cornerstone Theater Company, Barbara T. Smith, The Empowerment
Project, High Performance magazine, Denise Uyehara, Keith Mason
Facilities & Service
Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house).
International artists are provided with a private, furnished live/work
space (with bath and kitchenette). All/most meals are provided by
Companions: Pets Allowed, Spouses/partners allowed for full stay,
Children allowed for full stay. Cleaning deposit required for pets.
Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible. Public areas are wheelchair accessible.
Studios/special equipment: Dance / Choreography, Exhibition /
Installation, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital)
Other facilities and services: Common room or meeting space provided for
residents’ use; laundry facilities on-site; smoking allowed outdoors,
in private living areas, and in studios.
Additional expectations / opportunities:
Artists are given the option to participate in public
exhibitions/presentations and studio tours, and make a donation of
artwork. All local artist residents and organizations must contribute a
negotiated service on an annual basis.
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Tel: 310 453-3711