Wildacres Artist-in-Residence

In 1999, Wildacres Retreat opened our residency program for artists. Since that time, we have had the opportunity to host hundreds of writers, artisans, and musicians. Participants in the program stay in one of three self-catering cabins located just a quarter-mile beyond the retreat entrance. One of the cabins is completely ADA compliant and another can house two residents working on a project together.

Using the space provided by the three cabins, Wildacres hosts approximately seventy artists each year for one-week residencies from April through October. Residencies begin on Monday afternoons and run until Sunday mornings. The residency program allows artists the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field of creative arts.  Past residents tell us that being able to work in such a secluded, natural setting provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to step away from outside distractions and completely focus on their work.

Wildacres residencies are offered at no cost to participants.  Residents have the option to eat in the dining room with other residents, guests, and staff, or they may prepare their own meals in their cabin.  Participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from Wildacres, as well as while they are at the retreat.  They are also responsible for any supplies they may need during their residency.  

Residency Length
1 week - 2 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
3
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Graphic Design
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
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
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Piano
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Slab Roller
Raku Kiln
Electric Kiln
Gas Kiln
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Jeweler’s Bench
Anvils, Stakes + Hammers
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Acetylene/Air Torches
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

Candidates interested in a Wildacres residency may apply using our online application.  Applications open each April, and completed forms must be submitted no later than midnight on October 31st to be considered for the next season by our selection committee.  There is a $25 non-refundable processing fee to apply for a Wildacres residency.  Other than that fee, Wildacres does not charge residents for their time with us.

Our Selection Committee is comprised of artists, writers, musicians, actors, scholars, and former residents. They review candidate applications by discipline. The residency program is open to all artistic disciplines.  We ask that candidates who have been awarded residencies wait to apply for a subsequent residency for two years.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
75
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
275
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

The only fee collected from Wildacres is the $25 non-refundable application fee.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
25
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application