Spring | March-April

February 1 - application deadline

February 15 - recipient announced

March 1 - move in

April 29 - move out

Summer |  May - June

April 1 - application deadline

April 15 - recipient announced

May 1 - move in

June 29 - move out

Fall | September - October

August 1 - application deadline

August 15 - recipient announced

September 1 - move in

October 26 - move out

Open Windows Cooperative invites you to apply for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program, in which artists will use our studio to complete a project. We will offer three two-month residencies, each of which will culminate in a free public event. The event will showcase the completed project; forms could include (but are not limited to) a solo exhibition, workshop, artist talk, or film screening. This program is made possible by the Alternative Exposure grant funded by Southern Exposure.


Our intention for the Artist-in-Residence program is to provide affordable creative space and financial support to artists from or currently based in the Bay Area who would otherwise not be able to afford it. We plan to support local artists by offering dedicated time, space, and resources to make work, and by providing a platform on which to showcase that work. We’re really excited about proposals that are socially engaged and/or that make use of our letterpress and bookbinding studio.


Artists-in-Residence will be chosen by Open Windows members based on applications submitted through an Open Call process. We will give preference to printers, bookbinders, and text-based artists who will make use of the print studio. Projects that will engage with the Bayview community are encouraged but not required. Artists must be from or currently based in the Bay Area. Collaborations are welcome to apply, but the stipend will remain at $200/residency.


Each Artist-in-Residence will receive a $200 stipend and access to the shared studio, equipment and building facilities. Open Windows is a unique 771-square-foot shared studio located in the historic Yosemite Place building in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. With 20-foot ceilings and large windows overlooking the bay, the space has ample natural light, wall space, modular furniture, and a full bookbinding/letterpress studio. Artists-in-Residence will have access to the space, as well as to the following:

  • Print/bookbinding equipment (an 8”x12” Chandler & Price press, metal and wood type, Kwikprint foil stamping machine, book press, and board shear) **MUST be proficient in use of equipment to use!**

  • Select supplies (paper, tools, ink, etc)

  • Large communal work table

  • Projector

  • Established social media platforms of the cooperative

  • Loading dock

  • Washout sink