Mineral School Fellowships & Low-Cost Residencies / Residencies

April 15, 2022

Organization Name: Mineral School

Organization Location: Mineral, WA

Type: Residencies

Fee: $25


Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2022, we’ll offer residency to a total of 24 creative people, including seven folks rescheduling from 2020’s canceled sessions. Among the 17 residents we can accept in 2022, we expect up to 15 writers and up to five visual artists. We have 12 fellowships so artists may attend at no cost, otherwise paid spots cost $425 for two weeks or $250 for one week. We’ll host three two-week residency periods and two special one-week residency sessions for Spanish-language writers in September and another for parent artists in October. Applications run through April 15, 2022.

We provide accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic produce and eggs where possible. Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. The school building has shared bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals daily (plus 24/7 access to a snack fridge and coffee/tea station), and will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a fishing lake, boat rentals (or our kayaks), some in-town hiking trails, a bar, a B&B, a general store, churches, a post office, and many deer. It’s a 25-minute drive to the Ashford/Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.

RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS: https://mineral-school.org/residency/residency-fellowships/


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