In Joshua Tree, CA, BoxoPROJECTS offers a residency for artists working across diverse media. The residency at BoxoHOUSE affords the artist the freedom to explore their practice in an open and welcoming framework. Beyond the inspiration of the landscape, Joshua Tree has a thriving community of artists, writers, musicians, and independent thinkers. This community is available to share a wealth of experience related to the key elements of site, community and environmental matters.
Artists exploring issues related to social awareness in the regional context are prioritized.
In developing their ideas, artists are invited to consult the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s guidelines for artists working in the desert. Link
The residency is located in close proximity to the Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree.
Each residency offers an artist 2 to 4 weeks of accommodation in a guesthouse and studio space. Occasional meals are provided and the guesthouse has a full kitchen.
Residents should budget for the fee, transportation, materials and food. Fee scholarships are available based on need. It is required that the artist have a vehicle available at all times.
BoxoPROJECTS works with residency artists to find opportunities for exhibition of their works in several cities including New York, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
Site specific projects and programming at BoxoHOUSE additionally includes opening to, and interacting with, the local community and a regional audience in some way during the residency.
Residencies are currently offered by invitation and we are not currently reviewing unsolicited proposals.
BoxoPROJECTS artist residencies encourage cultural exchange in the Joshua Tree community. They allow artists to enjoy an immersive experience and develop a deep understanding of the area, and to lead public programs that share insights and educate audiences about their own regional, national, and global cultural experiences. Recognizing the individual and systematic inequities that prevail in the art world, BoxoPROJECTS promotes diversity and inclusion by welcoming artists whose production is informed by race, sexual orientation or identity, religion, national origin, gender and/or physical limitations.
BoxoPROJECTS is proud to be a partner of the Mojave Desert Land Trust in its Reading the Landscape initiative. Click on the decal below for more info