Applications Open for Short-Term Art or Research Residency Opportunity


The Marjorie and Joseph Rubenson Endowment Short-Term Residency is an annual opportunity for an artist or researcher investigating conservation of animals, plants and habitats. Recipients will visit the Volcan Mountain Range in Julian, California to create original works of art or engage in scientific research that enhance the public appreciation of the mountain, its unique beauty and environmental attributes. Residency recipients will be invited to visit Julian for a week (or 2-3 long weekends) to complete their work during a mutually agreed upon period between Spring and Fall 2018. Residency recipients will receive a $2,000 stipend.

December 1, 2017 is the deadline for application submissions for the 2018 residency opportunity.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply, read here.

About the Volcan Mountain Foundation and Range:

The Volcan Mountain Foundation (VMF) is a nonprofit conservation organization established in 1988. VMF is the leader in efforts to acquire and conserve wildlands within the Volcan Mountain Range. For over 25 years, its staff, volunteers and community have been the ambassadors for connecting and engaging people of all walks and ages with the Volcan Mountain Range's vital watershed sources, wildlands and wildlife; ensuring that they remain protected, pristine and wondrous for all generations.

As the majestic, scenic backdrop for Julian, California, the Volcan Mountain Range is also a vital regional resource for water, wildlands and wildlife. The 15-mile long range lies along the Great Basin Divide in the mountains of northeast San Diego County and provides critical habitat for rare and sensitive plant and animal species. Water from the range feeds three of the largest watersheds in the San Diego Basin (flowing west), as well as the Anza-Borrego Watershed which flows east and feeds into the Salton Sea and the Colorado River Basin. The range is also the ‘crest’ of the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail which connects, at the coast, to the San Dieguito Lagoon in Del Mar.

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