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Residencies and Retreats


Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Woodside, California

Apr-Nov. Est. 1979. Residency. Non-profit organization offering residencies; Length: 4-5 weeks. Applicants: Emerging, mid-career, and established artists in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts/new genres, literature, music composition, and choreography. # accepted: 60/yr. Facilities: Studio space in twelve-sided barn and four-bedroom house.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Feb 15 for following yr. Fees & Req's: $25 Application fee, Application Form, Resumes, recent work samples. Costs: Residential grant: provides lodging, meals, studio space.
Location: Santa Cruz Mts; 1 hr south of San Francisco.
Contact: Judy Freeland, Residency Coordinator, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Rd., Woodside, CA 94062-4405; 650-747-1250, Email drap@djerassi.org . Applications available on website.

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
Temecula, CA

Year-round. Residency. Stresses privacy & separateness from the modern-day world. Length: 2-8 wks. Applicants: Artists, writers, photographers. Facilities: Individual cottages with work area; no electricity.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Mar 1 for May 15, Sept 1 for Nov 15. Fees & Req's: Resumes, recent work samples, references, outline of proposed project. Costs: ~$200 + meals/4 wks.
Location: ~100 miles from Los Angeles, 60 mi from San Diego.
Contact: Admissions Committee, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Box 6, Temecula, CA 92390; 909-676-5039.

Villa Montalvo
Saratoga, CA

Year-round. Est. 1930. Residency. Concentrate on a creative project. Length: 1-3 mos. Applicants: Artists, writers, photographers. # accepted: 25-30/yr. Facilities: Private apartment.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Mar 1 for May, Sept 1 for Nov. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, resume, recent work samples, outline of proposed project. Costs: Meals, living expenses, supplies. Stipend: 2/yr available.
Location: 175 acres in foothills of Santa Cruz Mts, 1 hr from San Francisco.
Contact: Villa Montalvo, Box 158, Saratoga, CA 95071; 408-741-3421.


Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass Village, CO

Oct-May. Est. 1966. Studio residency program. Nonprofit educational organization; program encourages artistic growth in supportive studio atmosphere, no formal instruction. Length: 6 mos. Applicants: Ceramists, woodworkers, painters, furniture designers, photographers. Facilities: Include modern studios, well equipped ceramics studio, painting studio, woodshop.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by May 1. Fees & Req's: Slides, resume, references, letter detailing interests. Costs: Residents work for ~10 hrs/week in exchange for studio space, facilities, consultations/critiques, exhibition space.
Location: 4-acre complex near Aspen, 200 mi west of Denver.
Contact: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, PO Box 5598, Snowmass Village, CO 81615; 303-923-3181, 800-525-2722; Fax 303-923-3871.

Writers' Ranch
Carbondale, CO

March-October. Est. 2011. Residency. Nonprofit organization; provides a setting for the realization of individual projects in writing, visual arts, music, & film/video. Length: 2 days-1 mo. Applicants: writers, visual artists, musicians, film-makers. Facilities: A converted B&B with main house for host family & four-room guest house.
Costs: 2-day retreat $150, 4-day retreat $250, 1-week retreat $400.
Location: Just north of Aspen
Contact: Gretchen Hayduk-Wroblewski, Executive Director, Writers' Ranch, PO Box 277, Carbondale, CO 81623; 970-928-8293, gretchen@writersranch.org.


Atlantic Center for the Arts
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Year-round. Est. 1979. Interdisciplinary artist-in-residence program. Brings mid-career artists together with Master Artists. Length: 3 wks; 5-6 sessions/yr. Applicants:literary, visual and performing artists. # accepted: 6-8/session. Facilities: 28 units of artists' housing. 6 discipline specific studios including dance, theater music, painting, sculpture, writing, and resource library. Outdoor amphitheatre, commons/dining hall, Internet lab and digital MAC lab.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Ongoing. Req's & Costs: Free to those accepted. Room and board provided.
Location: 67 acres on Central Florida's east coast.
Contact: Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168; 386-427-6975, 800-393-6975; E-mail program@atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
Orlando, FL
Year-round. Est. 1998. Nonprofit residency. Length: 3 mos (start June, September, December, March). Applicants: Writers. Facilities: The Kerouac House (cottage) where Jack Kerouac wrote Dharma Bums.
Admission Policies & Costs: Application requirements include letter of intent (project description), resume, writing sample. Applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee. Opportunities for help with community readings and workshops held at the house. Costs: $20 application fee. Room and board, utilities and food stipend of $800 included. Funded through fund-raising and donations.
Location: Orlando, in Central Florida.
Contact: Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project, PO Box 547477, Orlando, FL 32854; 407-766-9955, E-mail kerouacproject@gmail.com.


The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences
Rabun Gap, Georgia

Feb-Dec. Est. 1934. Residency. Environment for those engaged in creative work and/or research in arts, science, humanities, education. Length: 2 wks-2 mos. Applicants: Writers, visual & performing artists, musicians & composers. # accepted: ~125/yr. Facilities: Private cottage with kitchen, bath & studio.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by May 1 for Sept-Dec, Oct 1 for Feb-Aug. Fees & Req's: Resume, bio, $20 application fee, recent work samples, 3 letters of recommendation. Costs: $125/wk.
Location: 600 wooded acres, 120 mi from Atlanta.
Contact: The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568; 706-746-5718, E-mail center@hambidge.org.


Kalani Honua
Pahoa, HI

Year-round. Est. 1980. Residency. Intercultural conference & retreat center. Applicants: Artists, writers, photographers. # accepted: 80/yr. Facilities: Lodges & private cottages.
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Resume, recent work samples, statement of interests & goals. Costs: Lodging $52-$75/night; meals $26/day. Stipend: 50% reduction of regular rate.
Location: 20 acres within Hawaii's largest conservation area.
Contact: Richard Koob, Artistic Director, Kalani Honua, Box 4500, Pahoa, HI 96778; 808-965-7828, 800-800-6886.

Kulana: The Affordable Artist Sanctuary
Volcano, Hawaii
Year-round. Est. 1999. Retreat & Residency. Workshops by Kulana’s founder available locally through the Volcano Arts Center. Length: nightly retreat, monthly residency. Applicants: Writers & artists. # accepted: 2-10. Facilities: Cabin, room or campsite, with access to shared cedar main house with fully-equipped kitchen, library & bathrooms.
Admission Policies & Costs: Residents must apply. Costs: $15-$30/visitor/night; $325/resident/month including electricity. Participants contribute to weekly care of the sanctuary's structures & grounds.
Location: 23 miles from Hilo, 5 miles from Volcano National Park.
Contact: Cristina Salat, Kulana: The Affordable Artist Sanctuary, POB 190, 808-985-9055, 808-985-7587, Fax: 808-985-9055, E-mail discoverkulana@yahoo.com.


Ragdale Foundation
Lake Forest, IL

Jan-Apr, May-Dec. Est. 1980. Residency. Peaceful environment & uninterrupted time for work. Length: 2 wks-2 mos. Applicants: Artists, photographers, writers, composers. # accepted: 12/session. Facilities: Private rooms/studios, library, community rooms.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Jan 15 for May-Dec, June 1 for Jan-Apr. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, resume, recent work samples, statement of work-in-progress. Costs: $15/day. Stipend: Waiver/fee reduction scholarships.
Location: Estate, 30 mi north of Chicago.
Contact: Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045; 708-234-1063, Fax 708-234-1075.


Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
North Edgecomb, ME

Year-round. Est. 1986. Residency. Summer & winter residencies in ceramics; sponsors visiting artists program & invites guest artists. Length: 2 wks-9 mos. Applicants: Ceramists. Facilities: Dormitory rooms, & common living, dining, kitchen areas; 16,000 sq-ft workspace.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Appliction reviews begin mid-April. Fees & Req's: $10 fee + 50% deposit. Slides of work, statement of purpose, recommendations. Costs: 2-3 wk summer sessions: fee $175-$250 + $450-$675 for room, board, materials; winter: $170/mo studio fee.
Location: Maine coast in Boothbay region; 1 hr from Portland, 3 hrs from Boston.
Contact: Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, RR 1, Box 845, Cochran Rd., North Edgecomb, ME 04556; 207-882-6075.


Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Provincetown, MA

Oct-May. Est. 1968. Residency. Focus on talented young artists & writers at the outset of their careers. Length: 7 mos. Applicants: Artists, photographers, writers. # accepted: 20/yr. Facilities: Apartments & separate studios, common room, gallery.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by Feb 1. Fees & Req's: $25 fee, resume, recent work samples, outline of proposed project. Costs: Residential grant: provides lodging, studio space & stipend. Stipend: $375/mo.
Location: Small fishing village.
Contact: Fellowship Application, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown, MA 02657; 508-487-9960, Fax 508-487-8873.

Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts (NISDA)
Nantucket, MA

Sept-June. Est. 1973. Residency. Nonprofit art institution provides opportunity for artists to work undisturbed at own pace. Length: Usually 2-8 mos. Applicants: Artists, photographers, writers, musicians. Facilities: Shared cottage housing; studios 8 mi away.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Rolling. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, resume, statement of intent, references, work sample. Costs: Housing from ~$560-$1,220/mo.
Location: Island off the coast of Cape Cod.
Contact: Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts (NISDA), PO Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554; 508-228-9248.

Wellspring House
Ashfield, Massachusetts
Apr-Dec. Est. 1999. Retreat. Length: 1 wk-1 mo+. Applicants: writers and artists. Facilities: Renovated 1890's carriage house surrounded by wooded hills, paths, and gardens. Five private bedrooms, sitting room, library, living room with fireplace, enclosed porch, and kitchen and dining area.
Admission Policies & Costs: Resume (or page describing yourself and your art), cover letter, and writing sample or art work photocopy. Costs: $135/week. Spouses/partners welcome ($225/week for 2 people).
Location: A New England village in Ashfield, 35 minutes from Northampton.
Contact: Wellspring House, Preston & Ann Browning, P.O. Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330; E-mail browning@wellspringhouse.net.


Alden B. Dow Creativity Center-Northwood Institute
Midland, MI

June-Aug. Est. 1959. Residency. Work independently, live cooperatively, pursue a creative idea. Length: 8 wks. Applicants: All disciplines. # accepted: 4/yr. Facilities: Individual apts.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by Dec 31. Fees & Req's: $10 fee, resume, project idea, budget, materials list. Costs: Provides lodging, per diem meal allowance, stipend. Stipend: $750/8 wks.
Location: 125 mi north of Detroit.
Contact: Alden B. Dow Creativity Center-Northwood Institute, 3225 Cook Rd., Midland, MI 48640-2398; 517-837-4478.

Pewabic Pottery
Detroit, MI

Year-round. Est. 1903. Artist-in-Residence. For the emerging ceramist who focuses on functional pottery/architectural tile & desires to establish a successful studio. Length: 2 yrs. Applicants: Ceramists. Facilities: Studios have tables, slab roller, electric kilns; gas, wood, soda kilns available.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by April 30. Fees & Req's: Resume, 20 slides, letter of intent, letters of recommendation. Costs: $100/mo studio fee; residents are paid for working at the Pottery (~20 hrs/wk).
Contact: Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214; 313-822-0954.


MacDowell Colony
Peterborough, NH

Year-round. Est. 1907. Residency. Promotes the arts by providing a place where creative artists can concentrate on their work. Length: 6 wks; 8 wks maximum. Applicants: All disciplines. Facilities: 32 studios.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Sept 15 for winter-spring, Jan 15 for summer, April 15 for fall-winter. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, outline of proposed project, resume, references, recent work samples. Costs: Full cost $95/day; sliding scale of fees based on ability to pay.
Location: 450-acre complex.
Contact: Admissions Coordinator, MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458; 603-924-3886, Fax 603-924-9142.


Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA)
Millville, NJ

Jan-Nov. Est. 1983. Fellowship. Resource center for glass artists, educators, students, collectors; sponsors fellowships for experienced artists & masterworks sessions for highly skilled artists. Length: 2 wks-4 mos. Applicants: Glass artists. # accepted: 4/session. Facilities: 3 bedroom house; 15,000 sq-ft glass factory/studio, library; Museum of American Glass.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Sept for Jan-Mar, Dec for June-Aug. Fees & Req's: 10 slides, resume, statement of purpose. Costs: Provides stipend, free housing, use of facilities. Stipend: Up to $500/mo.
Location: Wheaton Village, an 88-acre complex in rural southern NJ.
Contact: Susan Whitehouse, Managing Director, Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA), PO Box 646, Glasstown Rd., Millville, NJ 08332; 608-825-6800, #2733.

Peters Valley Craft Center
Layton, NJ

Nov-Apr. Residencies for practicing artists. Length: 1-2 mos.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Rolling. Costs: $500/month includes heated room and access to heated studio (except blacksmithing). Stipend: $500/month for scholarship winners from NJ.
Location: Northwest NJ in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Contact: Artist Residency Program, Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton, NJ 07851; 201-948-5200; Fax 201-948-0011, pv@warwick.net.


Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
Taos, NM

Apr-Oct, and on a limited basis during winter months. Est. 1954. Residency. Residencies to persons engaged in creative fields in all media. Length: 3 mos, flexible. Applicants: Photographers, artists, writers, composers. # accepted: 35/year. Facilities: 11 studios.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: January 18. Fees & Req's: Application, outline of proposed project, references, recent samples of work. Costs: Provides rent and utility free housing. Stipend: None. SASE appreciated.
Location: Taos.
Contact: Michael A. Knight, Executive Director, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 1891, Taos, NM 87571; 505-758-2413, Fax 505-758-2559.


Blue Mountain Center
Blue Mountain Lake, NY

June 15-Oct 15. Est. 1981. Residency. A working community of established artists & writers who do not require exceptional facilities. Length: 4 wk sessions. Applicants: Photographers, visual artists, writers. # accepted: 15/session. Facilities: Individual bedrooms/studies.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by Feb 1. Fees & Req's: Outline of proposed project, copies of reviews, recent work samples. Costs: None except transportation; voluntary contributions. Stipend: None.
Location: In the Adirondack Mts.
Contact: Harriet Barlow, Director, Blue Mountain Center, PO Box 109, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812; 518-352-7391.

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony
Woodstock, NY

May 1-Oct 1. Est. 1902. Residency. Art & craft colony; listed on Natl Register of Historic Places. Length: 1-3 mos. Applicants: Artists, writers. Facilities: Studios in the Villetta Inn & 1- to 4-bedroom cottages.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by May 1. Costs: Fees $475-$975; cottage fees from $1,800-$4,000. Stipend: None.
Location: 600 acres on the slopes of Mt Guardian in the Catskills.
Contact: Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498; 914-679-2079.

Millay Colony for the Arts, Inc.
Austerlitz, NY

Year-round. Est. 1973. Residency. Non-profit organization offering residencies. Length: 1 mo. Applicants: Photographers, visual artists, writers, composers. Facilities: 4 bedrooms & separate studios, one 400-sq-ft work & living space.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Feb 1 for June-Sept, May 1 for Oct-Jan, Sept 1 for Feb-May. Fees & Req's: Letter of reference & work examples. Costs: None; provides housing, studio space, all meals. Stipend: None.
Location: 2-1/2 hrs from New York City.
Contact: Ann-Ellen Lesser, Executive Director, Millay Colony for the Arts, Inc., PO Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017-0003; 518-392-3103.

Sculpture Space, Inc.
Utica, NY

Year-round. Est. 1975. Residency. Non-profit organization offering residencies; provides professional artists with work space, access to equipment, technical assistance. Length: 2 wks-3 mos. Applicants: Artists. # accepted: 4/session. Facilities: 5,000 sq-ft studio with overhead doors, traveling hoists; lodging in pvt homes, motels, or YMCA.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Dec 15 for following fiscal yr (July 1-June 30). Fees & Req's: Resume, project description, references, slides. Costs: Some level of contribution expected; provides stipend. Stipend: $2,000/2 mo stay.
Location: Downtown Utica.
Contact: Sculpture Space, Inc., 12 Gates St., Utica, NY 13502; 315-724-8381.

William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center
Montauk, NY

June 1-Oct 1. Est. 1968. Residency. Maintained by The Edw. F. Albee Foundation; admission based on talent & need. Length: 1 mo. Applicants: Painters, sculptors, writers, composers. # accepted: 6/session. Facilities: Room & studio space in the center ("The Barn").
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Between Jan 1-Apr 1. Fees & Req's: Resume, project proposal, references, slides. Costs: Housing & studio provided; residents pay board & transportation only.
Location: A secluded area 2 mi from center of Montauk.
Contact: Edward F. Albee Foundation, 14 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013; 212-226-2020.

Saratoga Springs, NY

Year-round. Residency. Working community; guests are expected to have reached the professional level of commitment in their fields. Length: 2 wks-2 mos. Applicants: Visual artists, photographers, writers, composers. # accepted: 200/yr. Facilities: Private bedroom & studio.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Jan 15 for May-Feb, Aug 1 for Oct-May. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, background info, work sample, 2 letters of recommendation. Costs: No fixed charge; voluntary $20/day contribution is encouraged. Stipend: None.
Location: 400-acre estate.
Contact: Admissions Committee, Corporation of Yaddo, PO Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; 518-584-0746.


Penland School
Penland, NC

Year-round. Est. 1929. Artist-in-Residence. For emerging professional, independent artists; also fellowships to former Penland students who work in exchange for room, board, class access. Length: ~2 yrs. Applicants: Visual artists, photographers. # accepted: 7/session. Facilities: Stanford Center adjacent to school.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by Oct 28. Fees & Req's: $25 fee, letters of recommendation, slides, resume, personal statement. Costs: ~$250/mo.
Location: 450 acres & 50 bldgs, 65 mi from Asheville.
Contact: Program Director, Penland School, Penland, NC 28765; 704-765-2359.


Oregon School of Arts & Crafts
Portland, OR

Year-round. Est. 1906. Residency. 4-yr art college; residencies for emerging & mid-career artists. Length: 1 yr. Applicants: Visual artists, ceramists, fiber artists, metal & woodworkers, photographers. Facilities: .
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Resume, statement, project description, slides. Costs: .
Location: 7-acre campus in Portland.
Contact: Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, 8245 SW Barnes Rd., Portland, OR 97225; 503-297-5544.

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology
Otis, OR

Fall, spring. Est. 1970. Artist-in-Residence Program. For artists/naturalists with a degree or professional experience. Length: ~3-9 mos. Applicants: Artists, writers, naturalists. Facilities: 1,500 sq-ft main work space + addtl studios; self contained lodging facilities.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: June 20. Fees & Req's: Project description, references, resume, work samples. Costs: Provides living & studio space in exchange for community outreach activities. Stipend: None.
Location: Along Oregon's central coast.
Contact: Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368; 503-994-5485.


Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Doylestown, PA

Summer, fall. Est. 1975. Apprenticeship. Focus on forming & reproduction techniques, & work following a production schedule. Length: 12 wks. Applicants: Ceramists. # accepted: 3/session. Facilities: .
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: March for summer, June for fall. Fees & Req's: Resume, 10 slides, statement of intent. Costs: Work 24 hrs/wk in exchange for hourly wage, studio space, materials, tech advice.
Location: Next to Henry Mercer's 40-room home, a National Historic Landmark.
Contact: Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901; 215-345-6722.


Maynard Dixon Home & Studio Retreats
Mount Carmel, Utah
May-Oct. Est. 1999. Retreats sponsored by a 501(C)3 foundation. Applicants: Emerging or established artists working in any medium (including painting, drawing, sculpting, photography). Length: up to 4 nights.
Admission Policies & Costs:No charge. Donations of cash or paintings are appreciated. $50 application fee, description and examples of work, resume, reference letters required. May apply as individual or group. Meals not provided. Grocery stores & restaurants nearby.
Location:The Maynard Dixon Home and Studio which is on the National Register of Historic Places. On Hwy 89 on the east side of Zion National Park, 50 miles from Bryce Canyon, 70 miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 3 hrs from Las Vegas, 4 hrs from Salt Lake City.
Contact:Paul Bingham, Founder, Maynard Dixon Home & Studio Retreats, 2000 South State Street, # 5555, Mount Carmel, Utah 84755; 435-648-2653 E-mail pbingham@maynarddixon.com.


Candle Mill Colony House
East Arlington, Vermont

Year-round. Est. 2001. Retreat for women writers and other artists. Weekly readings, workshops also offered. Length: Weekly, weekend, and longer stays. Facilities: 5 private, artist-designed bedrooms (each with a desk) with shared baths in an historic colonial house. Library, gathering room, deck, gardens & river. Hiking, biking, canoeing, dining, shopping, bookstores nearby.
Admission Policies and Costs: No application process for retreats. $350-$450/week, $250-$350/weekend. Includes breakfast and kitchen privileges. Longer residencies available for established women writers.
Location: East Arlington, Vermont, 3-1/2 hrs north of New York City and Boston, MA; 1 hr from Albany, NY, and the Berkshires.
Contact: Lauryn Axelrod, Program Director, Candle Mill Colony House, PO Box 220, East Arlington, VT 05252; 802-375-1114; E-mail candlemillcolony@hotmail.com.

Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
West Rutland, VT

Year-round. Residency. Artists work on special projects; encourages use of new & mixed media. Applicants: Sculptors, carvers. Facilities: .
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Rolling. Costs: Provides room, board, small stipend in exchange for work in studio.
Location: Rutland, the center of Vermont's marble industry.
Contact: Director, Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, Marble St., PO Box 495, W. Rutland, VT 05777; 802-438-2097.

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, VT
Year-round. Est. 1984. Residencies/fellowships. Length: 2-12 weeks. Applicants: Artists and writers: mediums include sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, fiction, poetry, non-fiction. # accepted: 50/month. Facilities: Private studios, conference room, library, Internet access, print shop, darkrooms, supply store, meditation house, gallery, dining room. Lodging in single rooms with shared bath in 10 houses.
Admission Policies: Full Fellowship deadlines: February 16, June 15, October 1. Costs: $25 processing fee. $3,750/4 weeks (the full fellowship covers this cost) includes lodging, private studio, 3 meals/day; 2 visiting 2-D artists/month, 2 visiting 3-D artists/month & 2 professional visiting writers/month who lecture & make optional studio visits.
Location: Historic 30-building campus located along the Gihon River.
Contact: Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656; 802-635-2727, E-mail info@vermontstudiocenter.org.


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA)
Sweet Briar, VA

Year-round. Est. 1971. Residency. Working artists' retreat, provides residential fellowships; affiliated with Sweet Briar College. Length: 1-3 mos. Applicants: Visual artists, photographers, writers, composers. # accepted: 24/session. Facilities: Private bedroom & separate studio.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Sept 15 for Jan-May, Jan 15 for May-Sept, May 15 for Sept-Jan. Fees & Req's: $20 fee, project description, names of 2 references. Costs: Suggested fee of $30/day. Stipend: None.
Location: 450-acre estate at Mt. San Angelo, ~160 mi from Washington, DC.
Contact: Admissions Committee, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Box VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA 24595; 804-946-7236.


Centrum Artists Residencies
Port Townsend, WA

Sept-May. Est. 1978. Residency. Non-profit arts & education organization; also sponsors workshops, festivals, performances, conferences. Length: 1 mo. Applicants: Visual artists, writers, architects, dancers. musicians, actors. # accepted: ~20/yr. Facilities: 2-3 bedroom cottages; etching & relief printmaking facility available.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apr 1 for Sept-Jan, Oct 1 for Feb-May. Fees & Req's: $10 fee, project proposal, resume, slides. Costs: None; housing, studio space, stipend provided. Stipend: $300 + $100 materials.
Location: On the grounds of Ft. Worden State Park.
Contact: Residency Program, Centrum Artist Residencies, PO Box 1158, Port Townsend, WA 98368; 206-385-3102, Fax 360-385-2470.

Pilchuk Glass Shool
Stanwood, WA

May-Sept. Est. 1971. Residency. Focus on glass blowing & glass as an artistic medium. Length: ~8 wks. Applicants: Glass artists. # accepted: ~3-5/session. Facilities: Includes hot shop, flat glass & cold working studios, a variety of kilns.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Mar 1. Fees & Req's: $25 fee, slides, proposal, resume, recommendations. Costs: Provide lodging & studio space, some stipends.
Location: In the foothills of the Cascade Mts, 50 mi from Seattle.
Contact: Pilchuk Glass School, 1201 316th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292; 360-445-3111. From Sept 15-May 15: 315 Second Ave. So., Seattle, WA 98104; 206-621-8422


John Michael Kohler Arts Center-Arts/Industry
Sheboygan, WI

Year-Round. Est. 1967. Residency. Visual & performing arts complex; residents work in Kohler Co. factory's pottery & enamel shops, iron & brass foundries. Length: 8-26 wks. Applicants: Emerging & established visual artists in any discipline. # accepted: ~14-20/yr. Facilities: Shared housing, studio space in the factory & access to the equipment, materials, & tech assistance.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Aug 1 for following yr. Fees & Req's: Resume, slides, catalogues/reviews, statement of purpose, references. Costs: None; transportation, housing, stipend, materials, acess to Kohler Co. facilities provided. Stipend: $120/wk.
Location: On Lake Michigan shore, 60 mi from Milwaukee.
Contact: Arts/Industry Coordinator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, PO Box 489, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489; 414-458-6144, Fax 414-458-4473.


Ucross Foundation
Ucross, WY

Jan-May, Aug-Dec. Est. 1981. Residency. Residencies in all creative disciplines; focus on significance & quality of work. Length: 2 wks-2 mos. Applicants: Visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, writers, composers. # accepted: 60/yr. Facilities: Individual work & living space.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Mar 1 for Aug-Dec, Oct 1 for Jan-May. Fees & Req's: Resume, project description, work sample, letters of reference. Costs: None; room, studio space, meals provided. Stipend: None.
Location: 27 mi from Sheridan, in the foothills of Big Horn Mts.
Contact: Residency Program, Ucross Foundation, 2836 US Hwy 14-16 East, Clearmont, WY 82835; 307-737-2291.


Banff Centre for the Arts
Banff, Canada
Year-round. Est. 1933. Residency. Provides training & development opportunities for experienced professionals in a variety of disciplines. Length: 3 mos maximum. Applicants: Writers, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, composers. Facilities: Studios with washrooms, kitchenettes; central dining room.
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Resume, project description, work sample, letters of reference. Costs: ~C$260/wk + food, supplies; meal plan available. Stipend: None.
Location: Western Alberta, in the Rocky Mts.
Contact: Registrar, Banff Centre for the Arts, Box 1020, Banff, Alberta, Canada T0L 0C0; 403-762-6180, 800-565-9989, Fax 403-762-6345, E-mail arts_info@banffcentre.ca

Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Colonies & Retreats
Saskatchewan, Canada

Year-round. Est. 1979. Residency. Provides a place to work free from distraction. Length: 2 or 6 wks. Applicants: Visual artists, writers. # accepted: ~10/wk. Facilities: St. Peters Abbey, Emma Lake, & Riverhurst Colony.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Jan 1, Apr 15, July 1. Fees & Req's: C$100, resume, project description, work sample, letters of reference. Costs: C$100/wk, includes room & board. Stipend: None.
Location: Muenster (St. Peters), 25 mi from Prince Albert (Emma Lake), Mainstay Inn (Riverhurst).
Contact:Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Colonies & Retreats, Box 3986, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3R9 Canada; 306-757-6310, Fax 306-565-8554.


Midi Pyrénées, France
Year-round. Est. 2005. Residencies. Length: 1 month. Applicants: Artists, Writers, Photographers. Facilities: Individual bedroom, cooking facilities, living space (including sitting room, library), studio space, Internet access.
Admission Policies & Costs: Application requirements include documentation of your work or website, projects description, letter of recommendation, online application. Costs: €800-1400/month, all-inclusive.
Location: ~1 hour from Paris.
Contact: artistay, 5 rue de la Republique, Montbel, Midi Pyrénées, 09600, France; (33) 604094331, E-mail info@artistay.org.

camac Artists Residency Program
Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Year-round. Est. 1999. Residencies. Length: 1 wk to 6 mos. Applicants: Artists in mid or advanced career stages. Disciplines include art, writing, video, multimedia, music, dance. # accepted: 6-7. Facilities: Private room with bathroom. Computer rooms, video & editing equipment, electricity, Internet access.
Admission Policies & Costs: Application requirements include portfolio, projects description, curriculum vitae, application. Costs: Bedroom: €500-€700/week, €1600-€2500/month. Includes all meals.
Location: Village of Marnay-sur-Seine within the Champagne/Ardenne region, on the banks of the river Seine, 1 hour from Paris.
Contact: Jean-Yves Coffer, Director, camac, 1 Grande Rue, Marnay-Sur-Seine 10400, France; (33) 325392061, E-mail jycoffre@camac.org.

Camargo Foundation
Cassis, France

Jan-May, Sept-Dec. Est. 1967. Residency. Provides fellowships for scholars to pursue projects in the humanities relative to France and for visual artists, writers, and composers. Length: ~4 mos. Applicants: Scholars, visual artists, writers, composers. # accepted: 13/session. Facilities: Furnished apt, reference library access, studios, darkroom.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Apply by Jan 12. Fees & Req's: Curriculum vitae, description of project, 3 letters of recommendation. Costs: Residential grant. Stipend: $1500.
Location: Estate in Cassis, 30 min from Marseille.
Contact: Jean-Pierre Dautricourt, Director, The Camargo Foundation, 1 avenue Jermini, 13260 Cassis, France, apply@camargofoundation.org.

Cat'Art Centre d'Art Contemporain
Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, France
Year-round. Est. 2005. Residencies. Length: 1 week-6 months. Applicants: Professional artists of all mediums. # accepted: 14. Facilities: Bedroom & working space (individual or shared). Fully-equipped kitchen, living room & bathroom (shared among 3 artists).
Admission Policies & Costs: Application requirements include portfolio, projects description, curriculum vitae, application. Costs: Bedroom: €90-€140/week, €250-€400/month. Workspace: €80-€170/week, €200-€520/month.
Location: The Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, between Toulouse, Montpellier & Barcelona.
Contact: Cat'Art Centre d'Art Contemporain, La Forge, Sainte Colombe sur l'Hers, 11230, France; (33) 4 68 69 35 01, E-mail centre@catart.org.

Chateau de Lesvault
Onlay, France

Oct-Apr. Residency. French country residence. Applicants: Artists, writers. # accepted: 5/session. Facilities: 5 rooms with pvt baths, furnished for living/working.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: 3 mos in advance. Costs: 4,000 FF/mo for room, board, utilities. Stipend: None.
Location: Western Burgundy.
Contact: Chateau de Lesvault, Onlay, 58370 France; (33) 86 84 32 91.

La Muse
Labastide Esparbairenque, France
Year-round. Est. 2001. Retreat. Length: 1 wk-1 mo. Applicants: Writers & artists. # accepted: 9-20. Facilities: House with 2 kitchens, 2 dining rooms, and 8 bedrooms with fireplaces and ensuite toilets &/or showers.
Admission Policies & Costs: Application requirements include 250-word description of project, resume/cv. Costs: From €350/mo for 1 person to €850/mo for 2 people, depending on the room.
Location: The house overlooks the valley & river in an ancient village in the wooded foothills of historic Aude, Languedoc.
Contact: Kerry Eielson, La Muse, 1, rue de la Place, Labastide Esparbairenque, 11380, France; (33) (0)3 68 26 33 93, Fax (33) (0)3 68 26 33 93, E-mail getaway@lamuseinn.com.


Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat
Eyeries, Beara, West Cork, Ireland

Year-round. Est. 1998. Retreat. Work on independent projects. Length: up to 1 mo. Applicants: novice to established writers & artists. # accepted: 5 for individual retreats, up to 15 for workshops. Facilities: Private working rooms with baths in centrally heated building that includes common areas such as a conservatory, three sitting rooms with fireplaces, an art gallery of residents' work, a sauna, & a jacuzzi. Office equipped with telephone, fax, e-mail & Internet access, photocopier, printer. Five acres of patio, gardens, walking paths, the Kealincha River cascades and island.
Costs: €600-€700/week includes lodging, meals, amenities.
Location: On a hillside overlooking Coulagh Bay, less than five miles from Castletown Bere, a 2.5 hrs from Cork City Airport, 3.5 hrs from Shannon Airport, 5 hrs from Dublin.
Contact: Sue Booth-Forbes, Resident Director, Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, West Cork, Ireland; (353) (0)27-74441, Fax (353) (0)27-74448, E-mail anamcararetreat@eircom.net.

Tyrone Guthrie Centre
Annaghmakerrig, Ireland

Year-round. Residency. Residency open to practitioners of all the arts of any age. Length: 3 wks-3 mos. Applicants: All disciplines. Facilities: Private apt in the Irish Big House, library.
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Examples of works in progress, description of work to be done, resume. Costs: IR£ 1,200-1,600/mo, non-residents; Irish artists contribute what they can afford. Stipend: None.
Location: 400-acre wooded estate in County Monaghan.
Contact: Bernard Loughlin, Resident Director, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss Co, Monaghan, Ireland; 353-47-54003, Fax 353-47-54380.


HILAI, The Israeli Center for the Creative Arts
Tel Aviv, Israel

Year-round. Est. 1984. Residency. Provides a common ground for Israelis, Arabs, & foreign guests to meet through artistic endeavors. Length: 2-4 wks. Applicants: Visual artists, writers, poets, playwrights, composers. # accepted: 10/session. Facilities: Studio apt with kitchen & private bathroom.
Admission Policies & Costs: Deadlines: Jan 1, May 1, Sept 1. Fees & Req's: $15 fee with application. Costs: Residents contribute according to ability to pay; $25/wk minimum. Stipend: None.
Location: Ma'alot-Tarshiha in western Galilee & Mitzpe Ramon in northern Negev.
Contact: Secretary, Admission Committee, HILAI, The Israeli Center for the Creative Arts, PO Box 53007, Tel Aviv, 61530 Israel; (972) 3 478704.

Mishkenot Sha'ananim
Jerusalem, Israel

Year-round. Est. 1973. Residency. Retreat for the creative; helps expand cultural, artistic, spiritual focus of Jerusalem. Applicants: Artists, writers, musicians, academics. Facilities: Furnished 1- & 2-bedroom apts.
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Resume, project abstract. Costs: Housing ~$20-$80/day, studios ~$10/day. Stipend: None.
Location: Near the center of town, overlooking Mt. Zion.
Contact: Yael Amzalak, Director, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, PO Box 8215, Jerusalem, 91081 Israel; (972) 2 254321.


Vasto Artist's & Writer's Retreat
Vasto, Italy

June 20-June 30. Est. 1999. Retreat. Length: 10 days. Applicants: Artists.
Costs: $990 double, $890 single occupancy includes room, breakfast & lunch, guided museum tours, language courses.
Location: On the central Adriatic coast in the Abruzzi region, three hours from Rome, two hours from Naples.
Contact: Syed A. Haider, Vasto Artist's & Writer's Retreat, 517 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60202; 847-328-6957 (phone/fax), E-mail lmonty@mail.clio.it


Footpaths to Creativity Writer & Artist Residency
Flores Island, Azores, Portugal
Year-round. Est. 2002. Retreat & residency. Length: 1-wk retreat; 1-yr residency. Applicants: Writers & artists. # accepted: 4 at a time. Facilities: Private bedroom, some shared baths.
Admission Policies & Costs: Application including manuscripts & writing samples. Suggested cost is $30/day - based on sliding scale.
Location:Island in the North Atlantic ocean. 4-hr flight from Boston, 4-hr flight from Lisbon, Portugal.
Contact: D. Heizer, Director, Footpaths Foundation, 617-549-2452.


Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop
Gwent, Wales

Year-round. Est. 1983. Residency. Isolated retreat for practicing sculptors. Length: Up to 1 yr. Applicants: Sculptors. # accepted: 4/session. Facilities: Private flat & studio, stone carving studio, wood workshop, foundry, forge, metal working.
Admission Policies & Costs: Fees & Req's: Project proposal, past work. Costs: Pound 65/week for lodging/studio. Stipend: None.
Location: 5-acre farm complex on the border of England & Wales; 2 hrs from London by train.
Contact: Harvey Hood, Berllanderi Sculpture Workshop, Usk Rd., Raglan, Gwent, NP5 2HR Wales; (44) 291 690268.

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