Thursday, April 02, 2015

Artsmith Artist Residency Program

Deadline: May 31, 2015 {ONLINE}

Artsmith Artist Residency Program

Eastsound, WA
2016 Season

Artsmith is a non-profit organization promoting arts education and the creation of new works of art. Spend up to four weeks in creative focus next January on Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands. The interdisciplinary is intended as a place for cross-pollination of science/nature and the arts, and as a space conducive to the creation of new works.

Held at the historic Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast, the residency hosts up to five writers, artists, scholars, and naturalists. As guests, each fellow stays in a private room with private bath. The residency is within 1/4 mile of the beach and one mile of the main town of Eastsound, with a walking trail to both. The island is also home to two state parks and the Turtleback Mountain Preserve, as well as several beaches, so there are plenty of spaces to stretch your legs and absorb the island setting.

Available weeks in 2016:

January 3-9
January 10-16
January 17-23
January 24-30

Visual artists, please note that Artsmith does not have artist studios, much as we wish we did. As a result, the residency is best-suited for artists who do not require use of a studio. If in doubt, please email us at to inquire.

Application Fee: $35.00

The Artsmith Peer Review Panel, comprised of artists, writers, and scholars, assesses applications based primarily on two main criteria:

1. How well the proposed work will benefit from the residency setting
2. Do the statement of intent and work sample reflect originality and evidence of significantly refining craft or pushing the boundaries of craft

The makeup of the Peer Review Panel changes each year, but is always selected to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the residency.

Complete residency details available on website:

Submit application online by May 31, 2015 the via Submittable page:

Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast
1459 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245