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.
Residency Experience Summary
Artists must be 21 years of age or older.
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.