The Workshop Residence engages the worlds of craft, art, and design by pairing visiting artists and designers with local fabricators to create beautiful, useful and affordable objects.
Located in the Dogpatch, an historic art and light-manufacturing district in San Francisco, we provide residents with a large studio/workshop, an adjacent apartment, living stipend, production budget, and a dedicated creative and logistical staff to facilitate their project.
Residencies engage new and traditional technologies, consider a wide spectrum of materials, and explore these ideas through collaboration with local creative communities and businesses. We host public workshops, and launch each residency with a gallery exhibition.
Products are sold through the gallery, as well as online and select retail partners. Local production supports Bay Area small businesses, and profit from sales is split with the resident.
Residencies range from six weeks to two months, with eight distinct approaches per year.
Ann is a native San Franciscan and longtime supporter and advocate for the Bay Area creative community. In 1983 she founded Capp Street Project (CSP), a nationally recognized artist residency program. In 1997 Hatch, together with Robert and Margrit Mondavi, co-founded the Oxbow School, an independent semester high school for national students in the arts in Napa, California.
Ann served as the Chair of Trustees for California College of the Arts (2005-2009) and on the boards of many arts organizations, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN (since 1973), The Fabric Arts Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (since 2009), the Berkeley Art Museum (1996–99), Oakland Museum of California (1995–99) and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA (1992–99).
Braden brings his experience in technical design and large-scale art fabrication to the collaborative projects in The Workshop Residence. Braden holds a BA in Architecture and Design from Yale University. He was head of Studio for Ursula Von Rydingsvard (2005-2008) and managed post-earthquake reconstruction projects in West Sumatra, Indonesia and Sichuan, China (2008-2010).
The Workshop Residence invites local and international makers, designers and crafts persons to produce artful and useful items. Collaborations with the San Francisco Bay Area’s diverse community of manufacturers are encouraged and facilitated. Each residency results in products made and sold through the Workshop Residence. To support the growth of the program, the profit from sales is split 50/50. Residencies are one or two months long resulting in eight distinct approaches a year. Community workshops are developed during each residency. The Workshop Residence provides a customized production budget, a 2,500 square foot equipped workshop, a two-bedroom apartment above the shop, a dedicated director, and an honorarium with travel.
Residents stay in our two-bedroom apartment above the workshop in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch neighborhood
The Workshop Residence’s company vehicle, courtesy of http://publicbikes.com/
The Workshop Residence requests simple and concise proposals that clearly describe the working process and resulting product.
In addition to a current CV and sample images of past work, please include the following information:</div>
- Project description
- Timeline for the project
- Technical assistance you will need
- Projected budget
- Contact for two references
The Workshop Residence schedules projects a year in advance. We consider proposals on a regular basis.
We accept application by mail or email:
The Workshop Residence 833 22nd Street San Francisco CA 94107