Artist Residency Opportunity at the San Francisco California Academy of Sciences

by Deb Shaw and Leslie Walker


"One Truth, Many Lies: A New View of Art and Natural History Collections," Artist Residency Program, California Academy of Sciences.

“One Truth, Many Lies: A New View of Art and Natural History Collections,” Artist Residency Program, California Academy of Sciences.


One Truth, Many Lies: A New View of Art & Natural History Collections [click on the title to view web page application information] is a new Artist Residency Program being offered to West Coast visual artists by The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

The deadline is coming up soon: proposals are due December 13, 2013, by email by 5:00 pm.

The Academy will select a total of four Artists for the program, to take place during the Spring/Summer of 2014. Artists will receive an honorarium and compensation for travel, lodging, meals and incidentals for three days and two nights in San Francisco, California.

Selected artists will be require to present two programs during their residency, at least one of which will be a public educational program consisting of a lecture or demonstration for the general public. A “hands-on” workshop or other class taught by the Artists in Residence will be offered free of charge to the public.

Artists will have at least one day to work with researchers at the Academy and with the collections housed in the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.

Questions? Contact Diane T. Sands, Collection Development Librarian, California Academy of Sciences by email, or phone, (415) 379-5489. Additional application information and information about the Artist Residency Program can be found on the website. This Residency is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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