Frequently Asked Questions about the Creative Residency

The 2018 Residency is closed.

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Creative drive, originality of content, honesty, and passion. Application responses don't need to be long, but should be clear and demonstrate how you & your work will benefit from this gift, your artistic challenges, and how you will use your work to serve our creative community at large. 

What do you look for in an application?

Can I bring my:

family, spouse, dog, friend? I really think they would enjoy it!

No. This residency is meant for you to do creative work without distraction. If you work in a creative team, each applicant must submit an individual application and note who their partner is.

I am a:

musician, sculptor, large scale installation artist, dancer, metalsmith, blacksmith, dragon-tamer...

is this residency for me?

No, probably not. This residency is open to writers or visual artists whose work is on a scale that I can accomodate in my small studio. Art that requires heat, power tools, huge canvases, clay, pouring paint and big messes- sorry! Unfortunately, I can't accomodate you at this time. If you are an artist that works large but have some proposal for doing something that I can accomodate, you are welcome to apply and include it in your application.

Who is the team who reviews the applications?

It's me, Lindsay, just one person. I review the applications and choose a Creative in Residence at my discretion. Casa Joshua Tree is my house and sacred space, and I offer it free for one week a year to further my mission of supporting the arts in this crazy world. It's hard to send an application off into the ether and hope for the best, so I appreciate your patience with me. If you have a question or issue, you can email and I will do my best to help.

I understand, but in order to apply I need to see or read samples of your work. My advice- work on your creative practice this year, make some work, and apply again next year. Good things happen one tiny step at a time.

I don't have samples of my work, what do I do?