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Visions from the New California | Residency Sites

Visions from the New California is a collaboration between the Alliance of Artists Communities and six* artists’ residency programs in California. Each site offers its own way of serving its artists-in-residence, though all share a common vision that supporting living artists with time and space to create new work is essential to human progress.







Visions from the New California

18th Street Arts Center

Santa Monica, California

18th Street Arts Center supports emerging and mid-career artists dedicated to issues of community and diversity in contemporary society, and provides an artist-friendly gathering place in a city characterized by its decentralization.

18th St Arts Center

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Woodside, California

The majestic beauty and remote solitude in a stunning natural landscape serve as an inspirational backdrop for the intense creative experience that defines a Djerassi residency for artists working in the visual arts, new genre/media arts, choreography, music composition, and literature.


Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

Temecula, California

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a beautiful retreat where artists, writers, musicians and composers can create in a secluded, natural setting. The colony is located near Temecula Valley Wine Country, about 100 miles south of Los Angeles and sixty miles north of San Diego.

*Note: Dorland participated in the 2003-2004 pilot program of Visions from the New California before being destroyed by a wildfire.



San Francisco, California

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception, with a mission to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them.



Headlands Center for the Arts

Sausalito, California

Headlandsprovides an exceptional environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas, with opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.


Kala Art Institute

Berkeley, California

Kala helps artists sustain their creative efforts over time, providing high-quality facilities to serious artists working in printmaking, photography, book arts, and digital media, in its 8500-sq-ft facility in a former Heinz ketchup factory.


The Sally and Don Lucas Artists Programs at Montalvo Arts Center

Saratoga, California

The Lucas Programs has earned international recognition as a model of curatorial practice supporting new and challenging contemporary work by artists of all disciplines. The program includes a complex of 10 state-of-the-art, discipline-specific live/work studios and a commons building designed by six teams of renowned architects and artists.