Dorland Mountain Arts: Residency Program

Associated Residency Program

Dorland Mountain Arts is a beautiful retreat where artists, writers, musicians, and composers can create in a secluded and protected natural setting. Dorland is located near Temecula Valley Wine Country, about 100 miles south of Los Angeles and sixty miles north of San Diego.

Individual cottages are complete with WiFi, window AC, good cell phone reception, kitchen, bathroom, workspace, and a covered porch with magnificent mountain, canyon and Temecula Valley views. One cottage includes a Steinway baby grand piano and another has a Kimball baby grand. 

The Community Arts Center provides a library with Dorland works and a large writing desk with a typewriter, a meeting room, and a studio room for visual artists.  

The extensive grounds feature a reflecting pond, a small lake with a rowboat, and hiking trails that wind through the property.

Dorland invites residency requests from visual, literary (or other writing) and composing or performing artists. Residency stays may be as short as one week or as long as two months, based on requests and availability. 

Residency Length
1 week - 2 months
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
5
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Glass Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Music
Symphony
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Photography
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Social Practice
Storytelling
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

If interested in a residency, you may make a reservation while you are applying.  See our Cottage Availability page for possible availability & individual Cottage fees and then email your three choices of residency periods. Or, fill out the application online with your preferred arrival and departure dates.  Please note: Availability of dates for residencies changes constantly and dates often fill quickly.  Candidates for residency are reviewed in order of Dorland's receipt of the completed applications. If the candidate is approved by the review board, a contract and request for deposit will be sent. The return of such will secure the dates of residency.

Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Fee Details

Residency fees are $325-$625 per week with discounts for residencies of four or more weeks.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
40
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application