Djerassi Resident Artists Program

For Capital Campaign Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Capital Funds
The Djerassi Resident Artists Program has a 37-year history of serving individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. More than 2,300 well-known and emerging artists have used, explored, and created work at Djerassi since its founding. Each year, approximately 85 artists participate in short-term residencies free of charge on the 583-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In light of founder Carl Djerassi’s passing in 2015, the organization has embarked on a four-year plan to leverage his $3.6 million bequest to strengthen infrastructure, facilities, and programs in support of artists in the future. The Djerassi Forever campaign has a goal to support aging facilities and ongoing capital need of its programs. The campaign will also increase the number of fellowships underwritten by the permanent endowment.
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2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA, 94062-4405, United States
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for general operating support  
Djerassi Resident Artists Program is located on a rural 583-acre tract of coastal mountains in Woodside, 30 miles south of San Francisco. Each year, approximately 70 artists are provided the opportunity to live in the idyllic rural campus and work uninterrupted for a one-month period, free of charge. Artists are provided with living space, food, and studio spaces. The resident artists benefit from the intellectual stimulation and collegial interaction of Djerassi’s curated artist community. In addition, the organization stewards its land and maintain the campus buildings and infrastructure through eco-friendly practices.

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