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Real Time and Space (RTS) is comprised of 15 work-only artist studios and an artist residency program located in a former print shop in Oakland’s Chinatown. RTS aims to provide a productive and participatory workspace for our members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. Our members include artists, writers, curators, and designers. RTS seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas within and beyond the Bay Area artistic community through our residency program. 

This open call is for our 2019-2020 residency program. All residencies are six weeks long. Residents receive a studio for the duration of their residency and an $800 stipend. Out of town artists will be given an additional $800 in travel and housing support. The residency studio at RTS is 170 sq ft and includes access to a communal wood shop. RTS is centrally located near BART and downtown Oakland.

Requirements for the residency:

  • Work on site at the studio a minimum of 15 hrs a week
  • Give an artist talk during residency period
  • Create an artwork in the form of a multiple (edition of 7) for the RTS archive


RTS will dedicate one of our eight residency slots to a recent graduate of an undergraduate program or an artist without an MFA degree.  We will also award one Bay Area artist a 6-week residency in Claremont, France. The residency is part of an exchange program with Artistes en Residence. The dates for this residency are fixed: September 1st to October 15th, 2019. We are also asking that the selected artist be available for part of Oct 16th to Nov 15th to help host an exchange artist from Claremont, France. Real Time and Space will provide the selected artist an $800 stipend, plus $300 to defray travel expenses. Artistes en Residence will provide housing and a studio. Please indicate on your application if you are available and interested in this opportunity.  

To apply, submit the following: contact info, statement, and work samples with an accompanying image list .

Deadline for applications is EXTENDED to June 25th, 2019.  

All applicants will be notified by July 31st, 2019.




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