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.
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. Together we can work together to continue to keep our local infection rate low.
Seven Week Artist Residencies :
MAY 1, 2023 – JUNE 19, 2023
JUNE 26, 20223 – AUGUST 14, 2023
AUGUST 21, 2023 – OCTOBER 9, 2023
JANUARY 15, 2024 – MARCH 4, 2024
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.
Gothard Family Artist Scholarship: The Gothard Family Artist Scholarship awards a $1200 stipend to a JTHAR residency recipient of African American heritage. The selection process for the Gothard Family Artist Scholarship is based on the artist successfully meeting all JTHAR eligibility criteria. This award is for visual artists only. Barbara Gothard is an African American artist who lives, works and is influenced by the Palm Springs/Mojave Desert region.
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.
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 [email protected] or call/text 310 562 0511
Artist must be 21 years or older.
All US and International artists are eligible for the JTHAR program.