For our inaugural residency season, Headwaters is inviting applications from writers and artists of all experience level. Apply for a week-long residency solo or with a creative partner. Come to the heart of the White Mountains to nurture the sources of your creativity and let this residency influence your projects the way the headwaters of these mountain streams carve the landscape on their way to the Atlantic.
The White Mountains of New Hampshire have forever inspired artists and writers. Check out Thomas Cole or Henry David Thoreau. But the art scene is alive and evolving. While you'll find yourself in a rural outpost, you can walk from the house to downtown Bethlehem, NH, where you can visit the local art gallery, see a concert at the small theater, or pour through pages at our iconic bookstore. A short drive will take you to countless trailheads. We (and previous residents) will recommend our favorite places to strike inspiration: the best river sits, sunset spots, jaw-dropping views, hikes, skis, and trees. We'll provide some hiking basics to get you outside (maps, guidebooks, poles, headlamps).
Residency Experience Summary
$900/week fee is based on one resident. Residents are welcome to apply with a collaborator (they must each submit an application). If applying as a duo, the fee is $500/week/person, resulting in $1000 total. The residency fees support the utilities, upkeep, and housekeeping of the facility. We are just starting out and hope, over time, to be able to subsidize some of these costs and offer scholarships to qualifying applicants.