Vashon Artist Residency 2025 / Residencies

August 23, 2024

Organization Name: Vashon Artist Residency

Organization Location: Vashon Island, Washington

Type: Residencies

Fee: $25


Vashon Artist Residency offers artists space and time to create, connect and live in a community of artists on spectacular Vashon Island on the shore of the Salish Sea in Washington State. This opportunity is a self-directed residency and we welcome artists at all stages of a creative career.

We strive to make this opportunity accessible and include artists of varied economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds to stimulate an insightful, respectful and compelling communal experience.

All artists who apply must be a minimum of 21 years of age. Applicants may not be enrolled in a full-time, matriculated degree program. We strongly recommend applicants have a working knowledge of English. Vashon Artist Residency does not provide language interpreters.

All sessions are 3.5 weeks long except for Session 1 and Session 8, which are 2-week sessions. We have four artists in each residency session.

We do not place productivity or public presentation requirements on residents. Artists are free to experiment, research, create new work and rest as they wish. Any work artists make at Vashon Artist Residency will be theirs.

Application Criteria & Review
Invitation to Vashon Artist Residency is based on demonstrated commitment to your artistic practice, the strength of past artwork, the feasibility of residency goals and the ability to co-create a positive communal life and work environment in a rural setting.

Application fee waivers are available upon request.

Applications are reviewed by a new panel of artists each year. Some panelists are alumni of Vashon Artist Residency and bring knowledge of the facility and location to the review process. Other panelists bring the experience of a discipline, culture or creative practice to the evaluation and conversation.

We request applicants provide the name and email address of one (1) reference who can speak to your ability to live and work in a positive way with others.

Opportunity Website

Artist In ResidenceResidency Open CallVashon IslandWashington Art Residency