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Otis College of Art and Design Announces L.A. Summer Residency

Rachel Moreau,, 424.207.3755

Applications are open for the inaugural L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design, June 4-25, 2017
LA Summer Residency at Otis College

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the launch of a new residency program to take place from June 4 - 25, 2017. The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

“This residency will provide a much needed opportunity to artists and designers worldwide to be stimulated by the rich and robust L.A. cultural community and to participate with thought-provoking mentors and colleagues,” said Bruce Ferguson, president of Otis College.

Participants will have multiple opportunities to engage with the professional art and design community of Los Angeles through portfolio reviews, critiques and discussion with leading museum curators, gallery directors, and with prominent art writers; a one-day professional development seminar; exposure to world class artists, curators, and thought leaders during evening panel discussions and lectures; and guided visits to leading contemporary arts venues in Los Angeles.

“Los Angeles is a destination of choice for artists and designers of all kinds, and this is an inspired moment to launch an L.A.-based residency program,” said Clayton Campbell, special consultant to the president’s office. “Having designed many artist residency programs, this is the first that has at its core the principle of full on engagement with the professional arts community.”

Through access to Otis College’s advanced production studios, the residency provides participants an opportunity to produce unique work and investigate new ideas. Areas of specialization include: ceramics; digital media (video and animation); furniture design; jewelry; letterpress and book arts; new genre; painting; photography; sculpture; silkscreen; 3D printing; and wood and metal work. Accepted artists and designers will be hosted in Otis College’s new housing and dining complex on its Goldsmith campus.

Participants will be selected through a competitive application process, and limited fellowship opportunities are available for early applications.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017   

For more information about the L.A. Summer Residency, click here



Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at