Image of Mel Carter working in large studio with tables and various materials around the room.

Image of Mel Carter working in large studio with tables and various materials around the room.

Photo of Laura Medina working at table with green screen cloth. Laura is working on a stop motion paper project.

Photo of Laura Medina working at table with green screen cloth. Laura is working on a stop motion paper project.

Up close photo of Woodrow Hunt working on video project on a laptop.

Up close photo of Woodrow Hunt working on video project on a laptop.

Self-Directed Residencies

Port Townsend, WA, United States

Artists, writers, performers, musicians, and creative professionals of all disciplines are encouraged to customize their time and conduct self-directed residencies. Projects might be the creative work of an individual or encompass the collaborative work of a group. Centrum encourages residents to connect to community partners and organizations as projects may dictate.

Self-Directed Residencies occur throughout one to six week sessions between mid-August and mid-June.

Contact

PO Box 1158
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States

Year Founded
1980
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 week - 6 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
7
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
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
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Art Education
Art History
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Emerging
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Additional Eligibility Information

Centrum residencies are by application only and reviewed by a committee of Centrum staff and external reviewers. The committee looks for evidence of a commitment to a creative practice and the potential impact that a residency at Centrum might have. All disciplines and levels of artists are accepted.  Writers, visual artists, musicians, performers, dancers, theater groups, scholars, curators, arts professionals, and interdisciplinary thinkers are all encouraged to apply.  

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
100
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
200
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
450
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Groups or individuals can pay a flat weekly fee of $450 for a private cabin or apartment, and Studio weekly rates range from $50-100. Scholarships for full or partial fee waivers are available by application.

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Applicants are encouraged to apply for scholarships that will partially or fully waive residency fees. Scholarships are based on statements of need and take into consideration identities that have been historically under represented and disproportionally impacted by systematic oppressions. 

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Assistive listening devices
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Michelle Hagewood
Accessibility Contact Email
mhagewood@centrum.org
Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Some trails and walkways to many buildings and lodgings are inaccessible by wheelchair. Upper levels of most historic buildings do not have elevators or lifts. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
No WIFI in housing
Housekeeping services
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Easels
Printmaking Workspaces
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
No studio support provided