Alaska - Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat Creative Residency
Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat seeks to provide the time, space, clarity and facilities for all forms of creative professionals or enthusiastic hobbyists to make and meditate. From visual artists, to writers, to scientific researchers, music, dance and more we encourage all to apply for our various programs.
Chulitna Lodge is 180 miles from the nearest road, with fly-in access only; a historical landmark on the shores of Lake Clark National Park. We facilitate this creative residency program for all to gather and learn in this pristine setting.
Our Mission: to share a love for responsible exploration of our worlds most remote locations, with the intent of passing forward the value of maintaining such places wild, and to personally reap the benefits of life a world apart.
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
There are 3 ways to participate as an artist at Chulitna.
Fellowship - No fee, all expenses related to room and board + travel stipend
Resident Artist - Highly reduced fee, some work required
Honorary Resident - No application required, no work required, full-fee with full-service
All creatives are encouraged to apply! From visual art, to music, to performance, to research. Whether you are an established artist, or just getting started - all will find value in experiencing life in this off-grid paradise.
Fellowships are fully-funded covering all expenses related to room and board, as well as a charter flight from Anchorage into the National Park and an additional travel stipend to help in the cost of getting to Anchorage.
Resident artists, or those who have not been awarded a Fellowship pay a greatly subsidized fee of $800/week for a shared space and $1300/week for a private space. Can stay up to 2 weeks. Spaces are limited.
Honorary Residents do not need to submit an application for a fee of $2200 for the week.
We highly recommend applying for other grants to help in the costs of being away from home for 6 weeks, as well as the costs for being a resident artist.
Our location is in the a remote wilderness in Alaska and due to our location our pathways are either gravel, or dirt trails. We are located on the shores of Lake Clark, and to get to this location one must take an often bumpy boat ride after a flight in a small bush plane, which lands on a dirt runway.
Fellows are able to bring a partner/family member/assistant in order to aid in their 6-week residency.
Artists with limited mobility will have difficulty navigating the Chulitna Lodge property due to its remote location and rustic facilities.
Each cabin or yurt has stairs going up to the doorway, and some of the facilities are located up a hill.
Housing & Accomodation
We gather for meals, games, meetings, information sessions, and presentations in the Main Lodge. The bathhouses are shared.
Studio & Facilities
Living quarters double as studio space. There is a complete wood working shop with large work outdoor work area. The best studio space is the outdoors!