Djerassi/DVAN Retreat & Residency
The Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN) in partnership with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers nurturing, stimulating short and long-term artist residencies for emerging and established writers of the Vietnamese diaspora annually. This generous collaboration with one of the nation’s leading and most established residency programs began in 2018, upon an invitation from Djerassi director Margot Knight to Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Djerassi resident artist alumni.
The beautiful Djerassi Artists residence is located an hour South of San Francisco, on a 583-acre ranch above the crest of the Santa Cruz mountains, with views to the Pacific.
The retreats and residencies include lodging, meals by a local chef, and honorarium for a public event. Depending on available funding, we cover transportation costs.
Our residencies at Djerassi include:
- A one week-long Retreat for ten writers, poets, or artists;
- Followed by a public event.
- A one month-long solo Residency for an emerging writer, poet, or artist