The Ali Youssefi Project Artist in Residency (AIR) aims to nurture artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and uplift the work of artists, with a particular focus on underrepresented perspectives and voices. We welcome all visual artists working with a wide range of mediums. The purpose of the AYP AIR program is to grant artists the gift of space so that they may develop and evolve their work during their time in Sacramento.

Deadline is July 27

We are accepting two Verge Residents and two WAL Residents. One WAL Resident and one Verge artist per 3-month cycle:
October – December 2020
January – March 2020

Verge Residency is open to visual artists within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento. Artists receive:
-studio work space at Verge Center for the Arts
-$500 monthly stipend
-participation in group show at Verge gallery
-invited to participate in Verge programming

WAL Residency is open to visual artists 35 miles outside of Sacramento. Artists receive:
-furnished studio apartment at Warehouse Artist Lofts
-studio work space at Verge Center for the Arts
-$500 monthly stipend
-participation in group show at Verge Gallery
-invited to participate in Verge programming

WAL is a mixed-use, transit-oriented community for Sacramento artists.

Verge is a leading arts and culture institution in Sacramento. Artists with studio space have 24/7 access to their studio and regular access to risograph printer, screen printing, and ceramics studio.

WAL and Verge are taking precautions to keep their communities safe during the pandemic. An artist can shelter-in-place in both their studio apartment and Verge work studio. Verge studios are private and are accessible to artists 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Verge has implemented social distancing measures and disinfects shared facilities on a regular basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Email [email protected] with questions


Organization/Company: Ali Youssefi Project
Location: Sacramento, CA
Deadline: July 27, 2020
How to Apply: Visit our website for more information about applying

Application Requirements
-Resume or CV
-Letter of interest
-Contact information of three professional references.
-Ten images of work created within the last three years. YouTube links are required for video works and can be emailed after the application has been submitted.
-A $25 dollar application fee. If you are facing financial hardship email for fee waiver.