Nevada City Residency
FOR-SITE artist residencies and education programs take place on the foundation’s 50-acre site on the edge of the South Yuba River gorge just outside the historic gold-mining town of Nevada City, California, approximately 150 miles northeast of San Francisco. Dating back to the 1850s, Nevada City offers a vital, unparalleled landscape marked by the rise and fall of the California Gold Rush, a lost Nisenan Native American culture, and enduring wildlife and ecology.
The residency is nestled amid the dense forest, high peaks, granite domes, and clear water of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Along with a carefully maintained and preserved natural environment, the site features a Glidehouse residence designed by Bay Area architect Michelle Kaufmann and a 1,500-square-foot mutable workshop, classroom, and event space. The workshop and the Glidehouse are designed to work in concert with each other and the landscape, providing a flexible, convenient, and harmonious work/live environment for artists, students, and educators.
- Nevada City Residency