Saturday, September 7, 2013

Writing Residency: 2014 Artsmith Interdisciplinary Artist Residency for Writers/Artists/Naturalists/Scholars

The 2014 Artsmith Interdisciplinary Artist Residency application period is now open!

Residency Dates: January 3-10, 2014
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Results Announced: November 30, 2013
Application Fee: $35

Each year Artsmith grants up to five, one-week Residency Fellowships to artists, scholars, naturalists, and writers to have focused time to create new works. The 2014 residency will take place January 3-10 at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast in Washington State's San Juan Islands. As guests of Artsmith and Kangaroo House, Fellows receive private rooms and baths, and access to the inn's amenities, including wireless internet and garden hot tub. Due to health department restrictions, we cannot give access to the kitchen; however, a small refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle, dishes, glasses, and flatware are available. For 2014, Artsmith will provide dinners for five of the seven nights. All other meals, travel, and incidentals are the responsibility of the fellows. Applicants, please plan to dine out the first and last nights as you estimate your costs if awarded a residency.

Artsmith Fellows are selected by our Peer Review Panel comprised of artists, writers, naturalists, and scholars. Previous fellows are asked to wait two years after their last residency to reapply.

Visual artists, please note that Artsmith does not have artist studios, much as we wish we did. As a result, the residency is best-suited for artists who do not require use of a studio, for example, those sketching, painting plein-aire, or doing projects such as textile arts that are non-toxic and do not require significant space. If in doubt, please email Jill McCabe Johnson at:

     info (at) orcasartsmith (dot) org (Change (at) to @ and (dot) to .)

Please note that your $35 application fee can be applied toward registration for the 2014 Writer Island retreat with Martha Silano and Tina Schumann, January 31 to February 2, 2014.

For more information and application guidelines, please visit our website.

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