Seattle PrideFest Artist Retreat Spring 2023 / Residencies

February 12, 2023

Organization Name: PrideFest

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


Located in rural Bremerton, Washington, USA, in the Pacific Northwest, Rockland Woods hosts several artist residencies throughout the year and is a committed partner in the PrideFest Artist Retreat. Our selection committee members will be experts in the fields of music, writing and visual art. Our Retreat provides opportunity to dedicated artists with exceptionally strong work samples. In addition to innovative samples, a successful application will be genuine and thought provoking.

Resumes are not required. We accept emerging and established artists.


● Application Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2023 11:59pm (opens Tuesday 1/10/2023)

● Retreat is 12 days: May 3-15 (arrive evening, leave morning)

● Must be 25+ years of age by May 3, 2023

● Cannot be currently enrolled as a student as a candidate for BFA or MFA degree

● 8 Residents will work at Rockland Woods. The only regular staff beyond residents is a coordinator and a chef, both who will live on-site during the retreat.

● Facilities: We provide private live/work spaces when possible, depending on studio needs. Buildings include aLodge, Barn Studios, The Saddle House apartment, Clean Studio, Treehouse, Lil Shop, furnished Canvas Tents, The Sheds Studio and The Norb 1948 vintage trailer. Studios: woodshop, ceramic studio with 1 wheel and 1 electric kiln (experience required)

● Property includes a lush 20-acre, 100-year old forest with trails, shoreline to a peaceful lake and view of Olympic Mountains.

● PrideFest expects its residents to use their time in any way they believe will benefit their creative process. There are no obligations tied to this opportunity. We gather for chef-prepared lunch and dinner followed by informal presentations (optional) in the evening.

● Residents provide associated costs for their own travel, supplies, and entertainment.

● PrideFest, in association with Rockland, provides accommodations, studios, utilities, household staples, chef for prepared lunch/dinner, food, promotion, guarded creative time and a welcoming community environment. PrideFest and Rockland reserve the right to remove any resident who does not provide an atmosphere of respect and safety for other residents and Rockland Woods. We expect inclusivity.

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