The Convent Arts Collective: Residency Application
The Convent Arts Collective is a beautiful communal live/work space in the Lower Haight, home to 24 artists from all disciplines. This is the perfect place for someone who loves communal living or is looking to expand their community. You'll have your own bedroom (possibly with a sink) and art workspace in a house where the kitchen and bathrooms are shared. The collective is host to a variety of gatherings in its large chapel, including music, comedy, film and art shows, yoga, and the occasional artistic party.

Most people who live here are in their late twenties and early to mid thirties. The collective has a "family" vibe, and everyone are required to participate in biweekly house meetings. They are also strongly encouraged to participate in things like biweekly family dinners, house gatherings, and collaborations on artistic projects. If you’re a great match for our community, there is potential to find a permanent room when one becomes available.

OUR HOME

Our home is a 2-story former nunnery with communal kitchen, dining room, gorgeous chapel, expansive mural garden rooftop, laundry, and a basement filled with art studios and music rehearsal & recording rooms. The Convent is an open and supportive environment in which all artists are encouraged to bring their art practice into our home to utilize our unique & precious resources. We intend to inspire one another in our daily lives as well as inspire our community through our private and public-facing gatherings.

Watch CNN’s special report on us here: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2015/09/us/communes-american-story/.
Our website: http://conventartssf.com/
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WHO YOU ARE

We're looking for someone mature, creative, responsible, financially stable and passionate about participating in community. We’re currently seeking vegetarian tamales (vegan ok). You are an artist in some creative discipline who would utilize, respect, and contribute to the space. We have a small hypoallergenic dog in the space and aren't allowed to have any additional pets (sorry!). No couples either, guys (sorry!).

Priority given to friendly & community-oriented folks who are:
* working professional artists
* experienced in living in community
* responsible with chores and keeping communal areas clean
* excited about sending time contributing to bettering the community

Please fill out the avocado below to help us learn more about you.
We'll send a follow up email if we think you'll be a good match for our community.

Thanks!

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