#Redesign

The Yefe Nof Residency is an imaginative process of invention. If perfectionism and over-formality often straightjacket our designs, we see inconsistency as the great enabler of the working creative. How she chooses to use her resources is entirely up to the resident, and outcomes will differ with each approach, but it’s the possibility of getting under…

#YouJudge

The Yefe Nof Residency is designed for residents to consider unknown authors and think about their work and not to be strangled by conformity. It requires enormous energy and support to produce a work and bring it to market. We are committed to being a part of that process as it reflects the natural outgrowth of our network. When…

#Hope

To perpetuate an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded, prejudiced one, we have to guard hope. In his career as a psychologist, Dr. Zvi Leo Soltz gave thousands of people hope. He can give millions more. If egoism flat-lines the shared experience, we want to select creators who promote visions of community. We want authorship…

#InspirationDrive

Category: Promonostory Challenge: Cancer Key Words: father and son, goodbye, melanoma, Alpha Chapters, redesign Created by: Gil Soltz Funded & Produced by: Kickstarter backers, Teg Down Publishing Link: Amazon Description: I took six weeks to write Inspiration Drive from notebooks I filled during the final year of life with my father. In the midst of life,…

Designers

///Object design, architecture, urban planning, fashion, photography, performance, studio art/// A hypothetical Designer applicant scenario: Your recent work is predicated on the benefits of replacing expensive and weighty metal alloys with a new material that better combats overheated circuitry. High license fees and inventor fees have prevented you from testing your theories. The doctors in…

Location

Solitude is not the same thing as isolation. You go to Yefe Nof to become reinvigorated by the mountains, experience the lake, and push your work to completion – but Lake Arrowhead is also in an ideal location. Beyond the Village at the lake, Blue Jay, and the rest of the gigantic Inland Empire, its…

Welcome

If awarded a residency you will be contacted by phone and a digital information packet will be sent to you by email. This will contain a summary of the comprehensive detailed welcome book that greets residents when they check into the house. It will include information about the history of the house and the community,…

Working Environment

  Yefe Nof is a fully equipped two bedroom, two bath family home with all of the necessities for four season living and all the amenities which will help you focus on your work. The spacious master bedroom and bathroom has a queen bed, bay window, walk-in-closet, and separate toilet and shower. The second bedroom has a…

Recommended Gear

Residents should anticipate seasonal packing. Your backyard will be forest flora and fauna (yes, you may see bears and coyotes). Any time of year is good for walking the many loops and trails and there are nearby options for water and snow sports. Mountain living can be complicated in the harshest months, but not to…

People

Currently, there are a number of volunteer greeters who will check you into the house and check you out. During and between residencies a small team on the mountain will look after the house. They are available throughout your stay in case of extreme issues. Our selection committee is a rotating group of individuals committed…