Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year we invite 6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.
Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture.
JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. We establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.
6 Week Solo Artist Fellowship
MAY 2, 2022 – JUNE 13, 2022
JUNE 27, 2022 – AUGUST 8, 2022
AUGUST 23, 2022 – OCTOBER 3, 2022
OCTOBER 10, 2022 – NOVEMBER 21, 2022
JANUARY 23, 2023 – MARCH 6, 2023
Submission Deadline for Residencies – January 10, 2022
Selection Process: Artists are selected to attend the residency by the JTHAR Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted to the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s portfolio and the residency proposal.
Scholarship Information: 2022/23 residency recipients will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship/stipend to deter costs of participating in the program. Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc.
Studios and Accommodations: The residency provides studio space and living accommodations. Each artist will be assigned their own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency. Artists may choose to work in the JTHAR dedicated studio, a large studio space, divided by movable walls, depending on the artist’s needs. Housing Accommodations are located the Highlands near the West Entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park. Please refer to our website for examples of housing – JTHAR.COM * Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert. If you are adverse to the heat, this may not be the program for you. All houses are equipped with AC.
Residency Terms and Expectations: Artists must provide transportation to and from the program. A vehicle is needed during the residency stay. Artists chosen must be able to attend for the six week program. No exceptions. Aritsts are welcome to have visitors during the residency. Visitors are limited to a two night stay. We cannot accommodate family members, partners or pets. Artists must notify hosts of planned visitors.
Artists chosen for the residency will be required to donate one completed work to the JTHAR program.
Workshops: Artists may conduct an optional workshop about their work to the local community.
Mid-Residency Review: Artists will share their work-in-progress with the board members during a mid-residency review. Reviews are helpful opportunities to discuss progress or issues with completing projects.
Final Exhibition: Artists have the option of an open studio exhibition of their work at the JTHAR studio or a Zoom presentation.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 310 562 0511
Artist must be 18 years or older.
All US and International artists are eligible for JTHAR program.
JTHAR supports the CDC, state and local guidelines for limiting exposure to COVID-19 and is committed keeping our small rural community safe. Each artist can work in uninterrupted solitude as living quarters and studios are private and resident schedules will not overlap. We ask our participating artists to practice social distancing, wear a face mask and diligently use hand sanitizers and disinfectants during your stay. Together we can work together to continue to keep our local infection rate low.