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Vashon Artist Residency

Vashon Artist Residency 2022
Due Sep 9 2021

Vashon Artist Residency offers artists space and time to create, ponder, imagine and live in a community of artists on spectacular Vashon Island in the midst of Puget Sound/the Salish Sea in Washington state. We offer self-directed residency sessions to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, musicians and performing artists. The Residency provides lodging and workspace on a sliding scale fee structure to three residents at a time for one month long sessions all year round. Applications are reviewed by a rotating panel of alumni evaluators. Invitation to Vashon Artist Residency is based on artistic merit, ability to be self-directed and feasibility of residency goals. In addition, the selection panel will consider how well applicants align with our mission and vision. Applicants will be notified 30 to 45 days after the deadline of their status.

Applications close on September 9, 2022 at 11pm PST.

The residency includes a private room in shared housing, a communal kitchen for meals, 24-hour access to a modest studio and the beauty and tranquility of the Puget Sound environment. Two bedrooms are located in the main house, each with studio space located on-site. The bedroom suite has its own entrance, fireplace and desk to work.

Vashon Artist Residency serves artists in the disciplines of visual art, music composition, writing, theater, dance and interdisciplinary work from around the world.There are three basic, private, well-lit, multi-purpose workspaces. Each studio is approximately 250 square feet, has heat, air-conditioning, high ceilings and natural light. There is a cottage available to writers with a desk and fireplace to work. We will attempt to accommodate basic equipment needs, within reason. Such requests should be made clear on your application. You will find studio photos and specifications in the Residency Handbook. Residencies are self directed.