Bay Area Fellowship

People's Kitchen Collective; photo by Sana Javeri Kadri.

Announcing our 2022-23 Bay Area Fellows

In addition to welcoming back for a second year the Svane Family Foundation Inaugural Artists Arleene Correa ValenciaTorreya CummingsYvonne Onakeme Etaghene, and Erika Chong Shuch, we are pleased to announce our first-year 2022-23 Bay Area Fellows:

Visual artist Simone Bailey

Interdisciplinary artist Việt Lê

Visual artist Omid Mokri

Social practice collective People’s Kitchen Collective


Torreya Cummings speaking to visitors in the studio

The Bay Area Fellowship Program (BAF) represents a radical departure from Headlands’ traditional modes of working with artists. The BAF engages each artist as a collaborator in designing and producing their own Fellowship, bringing them into the Headlands community as thought partners while developing an experience tailored to their specific needs. Applicants should come with a desire to work closely with their Fellowship cohort and Headlands staff to intentionally design the vision, scope, and allocation of resources for their own Fellowship. The program is designed to evolve over time, as Headlands continues to learn how best to work with and support future Fellows.

Fellowships are intended to last two years and will be planned in close collaboration with participants on annual timelines. The program is open to artists and writers working in any discipline. In addition to providing access as needed to Headlands resources such as studios, meeting spaces, and staff expertise, support includes an annual stipend of $20,000, a health insurance allowance, production budget, and access to resources such as professional development, and travel.

Applications are currently closed.