The Grünewald Guild is an arts education non-profit retreat center nestled exploring the intersections of art + faith + community. The Guild is nestled in the Plain Valley of Washington state alongside the Wenatchee River. Residencies are available to individuals at all levels of artistic development who are prepared to work independently and whose artistic processes can be successfully supported by the Guild’s studio facilities. Although our spaces are primarily designed for visual artists, we welcome residents working in all creative disciplines, including writers, musicians, and performers. Residents must be 18 or older at the start of the residency. Resident artists must be fully vaccinated before arrival at the Guild.
Our residency program is volunteer-based, and we provide artists with lodging, meals (with our programming), staple foods (non-program times), and studio space at no cost in exchange for part-time volunteer service to the Guild. Artists in residence commit to spending a minimum of 20 hours/week in the studio working on their own projects, as well as 15-20 hours/week in volunteer service to the Guild community. Resident artists are stewards of the Guild, and are expected to uphold the Community Covenant.
Studios are assigned based on availability (sometimes the Guild has other events scheduled in the space) as well as the artist’s medium and process.