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Artist in Residency

Supporting Artists

Nurturing Local Talent in Vacaville's Performing Arts Scene

The OSV Artist in Residency program (AIR) is a vehicle for artistic innovation in Vacaville. This one of a kind program in our community supports local performing artists in the development of new work. The selected cohort of resident artists will benefit from an array of resources including, professional mentorship in various areas of production, rehearsal space, and generous stipend.

OSV will be accepting applications year round. For more information please email us at:

Artist in Residency Application

AIR Application

The OSV Artist in Residency program (AIR) is a vehicle for artistic innovation in Vacaville. This one of a kind program in our community supports local performing artists in the development of new work. The selected cohort of resident artists will benefit from an array of resources that may include professional mentorship in various areas of production, rehearsal space, video documentation, digital press kit development, and other resources as needed and agreed upon by OSV and the resident artist. The residency will always culminate in a public sharing of the work to the vacaville community. The outcome might be in the form of a live performance, a film screening, a Q&A panel discussion, or any other format agreed upon by OSV and the artist; considering activities that would benefit the creative process and the proper exposure of the project being developed.


Eligibility requirements:

The residency is open to any performing artist or art organization/performing company of various artistic disciplines, included but not limited to dance, music, theater, interdisciplinary arts, etc. Eligible artists must be in Vacaville for most of the duration of the residency and need to show prove of artistic engagement in our local community. This is an opportunity for professional artists to create new work and nurture innovation in our artistic ecosystem, therefore eligible artists are required a minimum of three years of professional experience. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of professionals in the field, taking into account basic requirements, project scope, experience, among other criteria.


Application Process:

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Submit supporting documentation:
    • CV or resume of the main artist. Include short bios of any collaborators.
    • Link to 2-3 video work samples (max 10 minutes total).
    • Link to 3-5 high resolution photos (300dpi).

for questions please email [email protected].


On Stage Vacaville (OSV) is a Non-Profit 501©3 organization dedicated to the promotion, support, development and growth of Arts Appreciation and Programming for the Vacaville community.


The On Stage Vacaville board is dedicated to maintaining legacy relationships, and creating opportunities for new and underrepresented audiences and performers to participate in the arts.


On Stage Vacaville is a volunteer run organization located in the rural city of Vacaville in California’s agricultural central valley. The theater was established as part of the city’s economic development effort to draw new businesses. For years theater audiences were mostly from the upper socioeconomic class. In 2011, On Stage Vacaville began a focused effort to sponsor and/or co-produce programs that would appeal to the broader community and underrepresented individuals. Our programs have drawn disabled adults and youth, low income youth with an interest in music, school children, and non-typical theater-goers who have an interest in an educational topic that is offered through performance.


Pilot Program

Our pilot program culminated in a successful world premiere of an award winning multidisciplinary work – “Markme On Stage” by Angela Arteritano that occurred Febuary 4th, 2023. The work featured internationally acclaimed flamenco artists, a culinary experience, interactive art on stage, a film screening, live music, and dance production. The residency supported the development of this innovative artistic project, and we are excited to continue supporting the evolution of performing arts in Vacaville through this residency program.

Markme On Stage

Angela Arteritano was OSV’s pilot resident artist. Angela is a, multi-disciplinary artist, who took her award winning film and developed a stage adaptation in an immersive experience based on her migration to the United States after being exiled from her native country of Venezuela.

Markme On Stage is a dynamic live music, art, and dance production that delves into themes of freedom, acceptance, and belonging within the Latina identity through a contemporary flamenco lens. This interdisciplinary performance celebrates Venezuelan artistic heritage, transforming an immersive art installation into a vibrant stage for storytelling. By merging traditional flamenco elements with contemporary Venezuelan art, the production creates a powerful narrative of resilience and cultural revival, highlighting the contributions of Latinas in exile and fostering a deep connection to their heritage.

Spring 2024 Artist in Residence

Kirsten Verster

Salsa Music & Storytelling

An evening of salsa music and storytelling highlighting the genre’s history and cultural impact. Performed by local Vacaville 9 piece instrumental ensemble, Salseros.


Details on the AIR Program

Individual performing artists and/or art organizations based in Vacaville that meet the following criteria:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in the artistic field of their proposed project. Work done in college does not count towards this requirement. However if you do not meet the 3+ years requirement and want to apply to be considered for this opportunity, contact our Vice President of Development Angela Ateritano at [email protected].
  • Applicants need to create new work, significantly develop existing work, or works in progress that have not been premiered anywhere in the bay area yet.
  • Applicants are required to be in Vacaville during the time of the residency and be available to engage with the local community through at least one community outreach activity: such as open rehearsals, artist talks, community class etc. Please note that residency does not include housing.
  • Applicants must work in collaboration with OSV to present their new work through a public sharing event. The format of this public sharing event will be agreed upon by both parties during the artist selection process and contract signing.

Applicants do not need to live in Vacaville to be considered, but they need to prove that most of their artistic activities are conducted within Solano county. This opportunity is for local artists to develop their artistic practice and share new work with audiences. Residents are expected to support marketing efforts for the final residency event, for which artists that already conduct business in the area are more likely to succeed in bringing audiences that would ultimately support the development of their new work.

Applications are free of any charges, and do not require any transactions in order to apply.

The residency length may vary extensively among artists. Ultimately the length of the residency will be determined by OSV in collaboration with the artists, taking into consideration the scope of the work, the artistic project being developed, and the available resources and budget of each residency cycle.

Still didn’t get your question answered? Contact our Vice President of Development by emailing Angela Ateritano: