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.
PO Box 1158
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
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.
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.
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.
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.