Artist In Residence (Writing)

The Mendocino Art Center (MAC), in partnership with the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, has expanded its well-established Artist in Residence program to include writers. Guidelines and application deadlines are at

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program was developed to bring emerging and established artists to this unique Northern California region, and provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth. The shared experiences and exposure to critical ideas between AIRs, MAC department coordinators, and local artists and writers heightens a collective understanding of the variable approaches to creating art across a spectrum of studio practices. Many AIRs come during a significant point of transition in their careers. They are encouraged to pursue endeavors beyond the studio by seeking out group and solo exhibitions or readings here on the coast and abroad.

Writing AIRs will have the opportunity to connect with the Mendocino Coast literary community through mentoring with the department coordinator and through attendance at monthly meetings of Writers of the Mendocino Coast, the local branch of the California Writers Club (