Directory of Artist Residencies

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Res Artis | Worldwide
Res Artis an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

TransArtists | Worldwide
TransArtists is a platform for artist-in-residence information, resources, and knowledge. Offers a listing of residencies by region, local and international. Also offers generous amounts of information on the residency experience.

Residencies in Washington State

Centrum | Port Townsend, WA
Centrum’s Artist Residency Program was established in 1980 as a resource for artists and creative thinkers of all genres. It is located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, in the beautiful and inspiring setting of Fort Worden State Park, which is nestled in the Victorian seaport and arts community of Port Townsend. Residency projects can be focused on a single genre or be a multidisciplinary undertaking, and might be the creative work of an individual or encompass the collaborative work of a group. In partnership with Washington State Parks, Centrum is able to offer an opportunity to selected artists to live and work in this breathtaking setting at a significantly reduced cost.

Hedgebrook | Freeland, WA
Our mission is to support visionary women writers whose stories shape our culture now and for generations to come. Our core purpose is equality for women’s voices to help achieve a just and peaceful world. Our alumnae carry our mission into the world. Through their books, plays, films, poetry, music, graphic novels, OpEds, essays, blogs and TEDTalks, Hedgebrook alumnae are reaching millions of people, and inspiring change. Our writing residencies, master classes and salons connect a global community of women writers with audiences around the world.

Sou’wester | Seaview
The Sou’wester is a Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort in Seaview, WA on the Long Beach Peninsula. During winter months, they offer reduced weekly rates for artists wishing to devote themselves to their creative pursuits. To apply, send a description of the project you would like to work on while there and what your space/technical need are to They will review it and be in touch to work out logistics and scheduling. They ask that you ‘leave something for the Sou’wester’ – and they are flexible about what that is – a donation of some work, or some other contribution- a small token of your time there. They also request that you write a short description of your project and include some photos or other content files which they can use to document their residency program. You are also welcome to produce a product to sell in their small honor system store.