“Being at Eastside has been such an amazing experience for me. It was exactly what I needed, and also much more than I expected. Honestly I couldn’t have afforded a studio & living space much longer when I moved in here and being able to be here gave me time to find my footing post-grad school as an artist in LA. Especially as someone who has no family or significant other here to support me and am trying to make it on my own…it was the perfect place for me. I got to meet so many amazing artists and make some great and meaningful friendships while I was here. It truly meant so much for me; I’m beyond happy and thankful to have been a CAIR at Eastside.”

– Former Eastside International / ESXLA community artist in residence (CAIR) Stacy Wendt @stacy.wendt


Unique low-cost, live/work residency opportunity for Los Angeles based artists.

The Community Artist-in-Residence Program at Eastside International (ESXLA) is offering residency opportunities to artists who currently live or attend school in the Los Angeles greater area, or who have some previous Los Angeles area affiliation such as prior residency. In exchange for reduced rent, the community artists in residence (CAIR) will assist in daily operations, maintain the upkeep of the communal facilities, and other light duties integral to all of programs of ESXLA.

Studio space and private bedroom for $975/month.


– BFA or MFA in Fine Art or currently enrolled in a BFA or MFA program 
– Dedicated personal art practice 
– Some knowledge of the Los Angeles contemporary art scene, including museums, galleries, alternative and artist-run spaces 
– Socially good natured, collaborative, courteous, and friendly with a positive outlook/attitude 
– Organized and tidy 
– Responsible and reliable 
– Serious interest in learning about the operation and development of an arts organization 
– Desire to live and participate within a semi-communal art community 
– Interest in curating, organizing exhibitions, and/or arts program development

Full details and application procedure at https://www.eastsideinternational.com/cair