The Community Action Fellowship / Residencies
November 13, 2022
Organization Name: Blue Sky Center
Organization Location: New Cuyama, CA
The Community Action Fellowship is an opportunity for an artist of any discipline, with new or
established social practice, to support creative community development in the Cuyama Valley.
This work will be site-responsive, with an on-site proposal process guided by our staff and
informed by the Fellow’s experiences listening and learning from Cuyama Valley communities.
Over the course of three weeks, Blue Sky Center’s Community Action Fellow will develop an
independent creative project that thoughtfully engages and mentors local residents.
Additionally, the Fellow’s project will also address one or more community priorities identified
in the Community Action Plan. These priorities include: townsites beautification and
wayfinding, food action network, economic opportunity development and job creation, school
system support, water/sewer infrastructure improvement, rural broadband, and housing stock
improvement through repairs and renovations.
Blue Sky Center will host three (3) Community Action Fellows between January–May 2023.
Editable to the timelines of the community and selected artists, the proposed dates are:
➔ Fellowship 1: January 22nd–February 12th
➔ Fellowship 2: March 12th–April 2nd
➔ Fellowship 3: April 23rd–May 14th