Located in Northern California, In Cahoots Residency provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time in 1-week, 2-week or 4-week sessions.
Residents are provided private individual guest houses (with kitchens and full bathrooms) and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studios or the individual writing studio. Residents do their own cooking. For those without a car, rides to the grocery store/supply store and weekly group field trips (to places such as Sonoma or the Pacific coast) are provided free of charge.
Artists are expected to pursue creative projects or research while at In Cahoots. . There is a work-share on Friday evening of every 1-week session: a chance for dialog with an invited guest artist, ICR staff, and fellow residents. For the 2-week and 4-week sessions, there is an afternoon reception/exhibition on the last Saturday that is open to the public. Artists are required to donate one piece of artwork for the In Cahoots Residency Archive, to be displayed in rotation on the collective wall. This piece need not be a major work, but should represent you and your time at In Cahoots.
The spacious printmaking and book arts studios are in a renovated barn, with modern conveniences and historic charm. There is wi-fi in the housing and the studio and good cell service throughout the property. The letterpress studio, located in the former horse barn, is fully equipped with a Vandercook Universal I, a Vandercook Universal III automated press, and a large collection of lead and wood type of a variety of sizes. The printmaking studio, with northern light and exposed beams overhead, houses a Takach 40 x 72 etching press, large paper soaking tray, utility sink, drying rack, and work tables. The separate book bindery includes large work tables, Jacques board shear, drymount press and nipping press. Basic supplies such as solvents, rags, brayers, and newsprint are provided. Artists should bring their own plates and paper, and can opt to bring their own inks or pay a small fee to use the studio inks.