Willapa Bay AiR is situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor.
We offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from April 1 through October 28 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline.
Residency Experience Summary
Willapa Bay AiR uses the SlideRoom online application system. We do not accept applications submitted by any other means. Applicants must be over the age of 21.
The open application period begins June 15 and closes August 31 for the following year. A link to Slideroom will be available on our website during the open application period.
Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline. Invitation to a Willapa Bay AiR residency is based on the merit of past work and the potential for creative evolution through the exploration and experimentation offered in the residency environment.
Members of collaboration teams who wish to be in residence together must submit individual applications. If only one member of a collaboration team is accepted, he/she may opt to attend as an individual.
Willapa Bay AiR requires a $100 deposit at the time of invitation. This deposit will be fully refunded upon arrival.