Vashon Artist Residency: 2023 Residency Application

Associated Residency Program

Vashon Artist Residency provides a diverse group of artists the time and space to create, the opportunity to engage with other residents and the experience of living and working amidst the ecology and community of Vashon Island located on the beautiful Salish Sea in Washington State.

We are committed to offering this opportunity to a diverse group of artists. We believe that welcoming artists from diverse backgrounds who develop and create differently, will stimulate growth and exploration for each individual and their cohort.

We currently offer numerous 3.5-week and one 2-week long, self-directed residencies to emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in the visual, literary, performing, media, and literary arts.

Located in a rural area, Vashon Artist Residency offers both communal living spaces and private spaces. Each artist has a private bedroom with a view of Quartermaster Harbor. Artists needing studio space have 24 hour access to a 250 square foot space with natural light through full roll-up doors. Artists who do not require a studio have a writing desk in their bedroom.

Residents are responsible for supplies, shipping, travel and food. Any work an artist makes at Vashon Artist Residency will be theirs.

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
4
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Animation
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Illustration
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Hot Plates
Large Sinks
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Artists must be 21 years of age or older.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
40
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
90
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
1875
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

For our 2023 year, our fees are offered on on a sliding scale, based on need. The fee for our 3.5-week sessions is $1,875. For Session 1 (our 2-week Residency) the fee is $1,125. on a sliding scale. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
30
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application