Announcing our partnership with Minnesota Street Project

The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street is thrilled to announce a partnership with Minnesota Street Project for the 2022 Artist Residency Program focused on the Bay Area performing arts community.  As part of this exciting new partnership, the House’s resident artist(s) will showcase their concepts at Minnesota Street Project in the Spring of 2022.

The ten-week residency begins at the end of February and ends in May 2022, culminating in an exhibition or public program to take place between May and June 2022. The final project of the residency can be a performance work, exhibition, a public intervention with the house and/or the surrounding neighborhood, or a presentation of research through a talk or symposium. A public education component in collaboration with our education team is encouraged. 

The selected artist(s) will use the House as their studio on average at least 20 hours a week, have access to The David Ireland House archives and study center, and consult with curator Lian Ladia on a final project. The artist(s) will be supported throughout the residency and afterward by the staff and resources of the House, extending the impact of the program far beyond the four-month period. 

In January 2021, the National Endowment for the Arts reported that “although the COVID-19 has impacted the entire arts sector, nowhere has the effect been more direct, deep, and immediate than on the performing arts.” David Ireland himself collaborated with dance groups including Douglas Dunn + Dancers, and The David Ireland House archive includes costumes, props, and drawings of these collaborations. In light of the pandemic’s ongoing impact on this sector of the arts community, we extend an invitation to performance artists and collectives in the Bay Area to apply for our 2022 Artist Residency Program.

There will be a $5,000 honorarium for the individual or collective and up to a $9,000 production budget. Contact Lian Ladia ( with any questions.

We are extending the deadline! Apart from giving artists more time to put together an application, we encourage them to visit the site for an appointment to see the house and envision their work for their proposal.

The new deadline to apply December 31, 2021

Selected resident(s) announced February 20, 2022