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Varda Artists Residency Program


Since the late 1940s the SS Vallejo houseboat has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Talented artists such as Jean Varda, Gordon Onslow Ford, Mark Tobey, Wolfgang Paalen, Roberto Matta and Ruth Asawa either lived or stayed at the SS Vallejo. Cultural figures such as the philosopher Alan Watts have also resided there. Others who have been connected to the boat at one time or another include intellectuals Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Maya Angelou, musician Harry Partch, filmmakers James Broughton and Agnes Varda, and curator Grace McCann Morley. 

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Varda Artists Residency Program


Since the late 1940s the SS Vallejo houseboat has been a meeting place for artists and intellectuals. Talented artists such as Jean Varda, Gordon Onslow Ford, Mark Tobey, Wolfgang Paalen, Roberto Matta and Ruth Asawa either lived or stayed at the SS Vallejo. Cultural figures such as the philosopher Alan Watts have also resided there. Others who have been connected to the boat at one time or another include intellectuals Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller and Maya Angelou, musician Harry Partch, filmmakers James Broughton and Agnes Varda, and curator Grace McCann Morley. 

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Each iteration of the Varda Artists Residency Program will include four to five creatives residing on the historic SS Vallejo at the same time. Each guest will be placed in a private living area and studio (cabin), and will have access to shared areas. The residency is suited to talented, curious, positive and outgoing artists, writers, curators, scientists and creatives. 

2018 is the fourth year in which this residency will occur. Our aim is to provide a peaceful environment where creative people can exchange ideas, knowledge and produce new works. The residency is private and by invitation only. 

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We are located in Sausalito, California.

The residency is private and closed to visitors.

The program is by invitation only.

We only take out of town applicants.

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