Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency
The mission of the Creative Residency program at Bloedel Reserve is to foster creative thinking that is inspired by nature and that explores the connection between humans and the environment.
Selected artists and innovative thinkers are provided a three-week stay on the Bloedel grounds, with unlimited access to the Reserve’s 150 acres of sculpted gardens, forests, meadows, and wildlife habitats.
Established in 2015, the program has welcomed Creative Residents from a wide variety of disciplines, giving them the time to nurture their passions and deepen the connection between creativity, nature, and humanity.
7571 NE Dolphin Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Applicant submissions must demonstrate a strong connection to nature through inspiration, material use, or research focus.
Guests with limited mobility can access the highlights of the Reserve via a paved road. This route is approximately 2/3 of a mile round-trip. The road has a short hill with a 9% grade. Guests travel a downward incline on the way out and walk up an incline on the return trip. Complementary wheelchairs are available at the Gatehouse.
The housing is fully wheelchair accessible. There are some paved pathways and a map can be provided which details the difficulty of the trails for those with limited mobility.
There are some trails withing the 150 acre Reserve which are not wheelchair accessible due to the rugged natural terrain.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
There is no designated studio space on the grounds at Bloedel Reserve. However, there is ample room to set up an area for drawing and other non-messy projects in the house. An electric piano is available for use and Plein-Air painting can be done anywhere on the grounds. We also partner with other organizations and local artists to provide studio spaces when necessary.