Headlands Center for the Arts

McLaughlin Awards

The McLaughlin Foundation Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and a cash prize for an established visual artist with a clear dedication to their practice and a substantial body of work. The McLaughlin Children’s Trust Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and a cash prize for a writer exhibiting a clear dedication to their practice. These awards were designed to have meaningful impact both by recognizing past successes and by fostering each artist’s ability to continue to produce exceptional and exemplary work.

Each award includes a cash award of $10,000 and a residency of six to ten week, with dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, and comfortable housing. The McLaughlin Awardees will become part of the dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ programs, sharing in peer-to-peer creative exchange while developing their individual artistic practices.

The application period for the 2020 program is April 1 through June 7, 2019. Residency period is March–November 2020. 

All applicants to Headlands Artist in Residence Programs meeting McLaughlin Awards eligibility requirements will be considered for the awards.

Applications are currently closed. Please check back for additional program details and application instructions.