Headlands Center for the Arts


Artists Programs support artists, the creative process, and the development of new ideas and new work. These programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange and ultimately aim to foster creative breakthroughs and new modes of working and thinking.

Unique among programs for artists internationally, Headlands fosters a dynamic environment that includes current Artists in Residence, Graduate Fellows and Affiliate Artists, visiting Alumni, and guest artists and curators. All programs emphasize a balance between individual practice, the possibilities for exchange with other artists and visitors, and a meaningful engagement with place.

All told, more than 90 artists participate in our programs each year. By bringing together local, national, and international artists from a wide range of disciplines—including visual and interdisciplinary artists, architects, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, writers, and curators—our programs enable the exchange of ideas and approaches that help catalyze new cultural and social perspectives.