Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) is residency for artists amidst Joshua Tree National Park. Seven-week residencies include scholarship funds, living accommodations, and studio space to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity and open studio events.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Artists chosen for the residency will be required to donate one completed work to the JTHAR program.
Pictured: Our Obligate Future, by 2019 JTHAR Resident Nicole Banowetz