The Reef Residency supports recent graduates from the MFA & MA programs in the schools of Critical Studies, Film/Video and the School of Art for one year in a creative and collaborative working environment. Three post-graduate students from each school will receive a cost-free space in a large shared open studio from Jan. 2, 2023–Dec. 15, 2023. Recipients will also receive a grant of $5,000 to support their work.
The REEF Residency is located in the Reef building, Maker City, Downtown Los Angeles and includes two floors of studio and artists’ facilities. The residency is situated in a thriving community of artists and art industry professionals, designers and makers, and the area provides access to technical, sound and video equipment rental, and printing facilities. Local cafes provide meeting grounds throughout the day and after the many events and exhibitions that are held at the REEF.
This fellowship expressly encourages CalArts REEF residency participants to get involved in opportunities held at the building over the year and to propose their own exhibitions, symposia, events and readings. The REEF Residency participants are encouraged to be on site as much as possible. The chosen participants are not required to collaborate in making work over the duration of the residency, but they will be required to work together and collaborate on managing the studio space and for any events that are planned for the public.