Djerassi Resident Artists Program

Architecture & Design Crafts & Traditional Arts Dance Literature Media Music Theater Arts Visual Arts

Recognized as one of the world's most prestigious artist residencies, the Program has accelerated the creative process of more than 2100 artists since its founding in 1979 Since 1994, we have been an independent 501 c (3) entity, relying on the generosity of individual, foundation and government donors. To fulfill our dual mission, we allied in 1998 with the Peninsula Open Space Trust to create a conservation easement to ensure the property's protection in perpetuity. Our history is deeply tied to art, land, family loss and celebration.

In 1978, a young artist and poet, Pamela Djerassi committed suicide. Her father, renowned chemist Carl Djerassi and partner (later wife) Diane Middlebrook, set out to honor her memory by creatin... More