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Solstice Artist in Residence


The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration has received a grant award from the Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation. This award gives programmatic support to assist in the creation of several performing arts pieces for the Solstice Parade and Festival to honor our 50th anniversary. The deadline for submitting Artist in Residence proposal is March 29. 


At our IdeaShop on March 5, 5-7 pm, at Legacy Art Santa Barbara, 1230 State Street, applicants can learn about new Solstice artist-in-residence positions, job opportunities including tech, administrative, costumer, artist apprenticeships and assistant positions, plus how to submit  proposals for 2024 artist-in-residence honorariums, the process, and connect with like-minded folks!


This is an opportunity to meet past-present-future Solstice artists-in-residence and forge new opportunities to collaborate. 


Bring your fabulousless to the Parade and be part of the largest arts oriented event in our County!  This year’s theme: FLIGHTS OF FANCY is certain to inspire fanciful flights in your imagination.  You can submit your proposal at any time before March 29th


These positions are honorariums.  Applications begin with a proposal, and a review by Program Committee, followed by an interview.   To apply, begin by filling out the form below for 2024, whether for Towbes Fund Performance Art, Artist in Residence, or Apprenticeship.  


Work with Artistic Director of Summer Solstice at the Workshop to create a float or ensemble for the parade. Must be able to conceptualize a float, have experience in creation of 3-dimensional artwork and work with people. Dates: May 1 through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week. 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ASSISTANT / APPRENTICE to Inflatable Float Maker Apply Using this FORM

Assist an Artist in Residence at the Summer Solstice Workshop in creation of a float or ensemble for the parade. Iconic Hungarian Artist Pali is looking for a next generation inflatable float maker/apprentice.  Must be artistic, have familiarity with three-dimensional artwork and enjoy working with people and instructing in art techniques.  This is part time – seasonal work.  Dates: May through early July includes cleanup following parade for one week



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