ELIGIBILITY: The Growlery residency is open to visual artists and performance artists. Both mature and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and artists will be notified within 30 days if they have moved on to the second round.


COLLABORATION: If you are applying with a collaborative team please include information for all collaborators in one application, including separate bios, résumés, statements, etc. (We can accommodate up to 4 collaborators/3 in separate bedrooms.)

PETS: No pets are allowed at The Growlery.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted inside The Growlery.

NOISE: This is a community household, and while artists should not expect complete silence, they are expected to maintain a respectful volume and wear headphones when listening to music in common spaces.

GUESTS: Residents are welcome to have overnight guests for up to 4 days in a given month. Residents are responsible for their guests and are expected to accompany their guests while they are in the house.

FACILITIES: The Growlery is centrally located in San Francisco:
1 block from a commercial corridor including grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants
Close to public transit (Muni busses going downtown and to the beach!)
Walking distance to Golden Gate Park

Each resident is offered a private bedroom of at least 150 sq feet and a shared bath. There is a shared studio space in the basement, but many artists choose to work in other areas of the house. We have tools for communal use (list available on request).

Housing is free and includes WIFI internet, laundry facilities, and a communal kitchen. Artists are responsible for their own food.

BUDGET: Each residency comes with a $500 materials budget.

Application Questions

Please submit the following for review - All writing should be compiled in one pdf and images should be .jpgs no larger than 5MB. Submit all information in one zipped file via email to applications@thegrowlery.org.

Name and address

Email address


Social media

Are you applying as a collaborative team? If so will you need separate rooms/beds?

Résumé/CV, 2 pages max

Artists Statement, 300 word max

Bio, 300 word max

Residency proposal, 300 word max

Residencies are normally 1 to 3 months long. Please let us know if you need a different amount of time. Preferred number of months:

1 / 2 / 3 / other (please specify)

What months in 2018 are you available to do a residency at The Growlery?

Are you interested in being considered for an exhibition in conjunction with the residency?

Would you like to do any public events or programming while in residence at The Growlery? Please specify.

Image list: include title, date, medium, size, and any other pertinent information.

10 images of work (5MB .jpgs firstname_lastname_01.jpg) or up to 5 min of video — we will only watch the first 5 min. YouTube or Vimeo links are preferred.