The Selection Process

Lucas Artists Fellows are selected through an international selection process, which is held for each discipline approximately every three years. The Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) relies on an international group of over 200 nominators who are each requested to nominate three artists of exceptional merit. Nominated artists are then invited to submit a full dossier on their work, which is reviewed by a jury of experts in each discipline. Approximately 24 artists in each discipline are selected every three years. Artists are awarded three months in residency at LAP, which can be taken over three years. Artists frequently return to Montalvo several times over this period.

Because of this unique selection method, which is designed to identify a diverse and international range of artists of the highest excellence, the Lucas Artists Program does not accept applications directly from artists. Once every several years, the LAP conducts an open selection process for artists from California. We will announce when our next open selection happens; to be on the list to hear about it (as well as other LAP events and announcements), use the "join our email list" button above.

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  • SoHyun Bae SoHyun Bae, USA
    Guest Artist • Practice: Visual Arts
  • Amanda Beech Amanda Beech, USA
    Lucas Artists Fellow • Practice: Visual Arts
  • Luciano Chessa Luciano Chessa, USA
    Lucas Artists Fellow • Practice: Composer
  • Miya Masaoka Miya Masaoka, USA
    Lucas Artists Fellow • Practice: Composer/musician
  • No image for this fellow ZZ Packer, USA
    Lucas Artists Fellow • Practice: Writer
  • Gregory Sale Gregory Sale, USA
    Lucas Artists Fellow • Practice: Visual Arts