Residency Program Details

Chalk Hill Artist Residency is a unique opportunity for artists across mediums to work and stay at the beautiful Warnecke Ranch and Vineyard. The program is located in Sonoma County, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Talented artists from a diverse range of abilities and geographical locations are able to find the space and time needed to pursue creative work. Chalk Hill Artist Residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property. The property's oak woodlands, hiking trails, vineyards, and private access to the Russian River are sources of inspiration for residents.

Coronavirus – Health Orders & Guidance​
These policies are subject to change as conditions continue to evolve. 

  • To ensure the well-being of our employees, artists, and partnerships, we are following the most current CDC guidelines​, California policies, and County of Sonoma guidelines.

  • The residency house will be cleaned before and after each artist in residence.

  • Artists may be asked to take a Covid test upon arrival, or if contact with the virus may have occurred. 


     Application Overview

  • Applications may be submitted via email or through the online application form.

  • The application period for our 2023 residency program will open July 2022. 

  • Announcements will be made towards the end of 2022.

    Eligibility

  • Applications are open to artists of all mediums including, fine arts, multi-media, design, singing/songwriting, poetry, etc.

  • The program is interested in emerging, established, and outsider artists.

  • An ideal applicant is motivated, comfortable in a remote, rural setting, and able to accomplish their proposed project.

  • Couples and artists who plan to collaborate during the residency must submit individual applications.

  • Chalk Hill Artist Residency encourages and welcomes the participation of artists from all backgrounds and does not discriminate with regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital status, or nation of origin in its admission policies.

    Residence Overview

  • Residency periods are between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the artist's availability. 

  • We are continuing to host one artist at a time, with the exception of group or partnership collaborations. 

  • The residency offers the use of the artist house, studio space, and access to the ranch property.

  • Residents have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at our seasonal Open Studio events.

  • Artists may reapply for residency every 2 years.

  • Artists should be expected to share evidence of progress and completion of their proposed project with Chalk Hill Artist Residency staff. This may include but is not limited to photographing your artwork, visits with staff during your residency, and participation in an art exhibition (open studios) or performance. 

  • Accommodations

  • The Residency’s 1925 rustic farmhouse has three bedrooms, one shared bathroom, a kitchen, and living space. The residency is located at Warnecke Ranch & Vineyard which is a working vineyard in a rural area. 

  • Artists are financially responsible for their food. Grocery stores are located in Windsor and Healdsburg, both a 15-minute drive from the Residency.

  • Studio spaces are in a repurposed, rustic barn near the artist house.

  • The residence does not have internet access. Internet is available at our office a short walk away.

  • Transportation to and from the Ranch is the responsibility of the artist.

  • Sonoma County weather is beautiful year-round, but summer can be hot and dry, and winter can be cold and rainy.

  • Chalk Hill Residency supports artists living with disabilities and mental health challenges.
    Please inquire for special living needs, for example, attending the residency with a care provider.

    Program Fees and Sponsorships

  • Application Fee: $25 per application

  • Program Fees: The residency fee for paying artists, includes living and studio space. $400/week ($57/day).

  • Sponsorships: Chalk Hill awards a limited number of residency sponsorships of up to 4 weeks based on merit and need. 

  • Artists are responsible for their own transportation, food, and materials.

  • Artists can pay program fees at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/chalkhillresidency.