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Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Enthralling Artist Residency Programs - Summer/Fall 2017

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Located on 30,000 acres of scenic splendor at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest outside of Saratoga, Wyoming, the camp is situated right next to Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges.

Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our two and four week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. However, priority will be given to the applicants applying for four week residency programs. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.

Deadline to apply: 3/15/17

Posted February 10, 2017

Voices of the Wilderness (VOTW)
Artist Residency Program

The newly released 2017 Voices of the Wilderness(VOTW) Alaskan is a unique program—it’s modeled after traditional National Parks’ residencies, but with a twist:  Instead of staying at a remote wilderness cabin, our participating artists are paired with a wilderness specialist and may travel by sea kayak, canoe, float plane or boat.  The residency is centered around wilderness stewardship--artists may participate in a variety of projects such as wildlife and climate change studies, resource management strategies, or rehabilitating user impacted areas.

Eleven different opportunities are being offered this summer across Alaska, hosted by the USFS, NPS and USF&WS.  The program is open to all art disciplines, and artists can visit for more details or contact Program Coordinator Barbara Lydon at  Deadline to apply is March 1.

This program has been running strong since 2010 and we hope to get an even more diverse pool of highly competitive artists applying. 

Residency for Artists, Writers, Scientists, Performing Artists and more at PLAYA

Artist and scientist residency opportunities Deadline: March 1, 2017

PLAYA, in south central Oregon, is a retreat for creative individuals who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in a remote location. PLAYA offers seclusion and quiet in a natural environment and the opportunity for interaction, if desired, with a cohort of residents and the local rural community. A residency provides the time and space to create substantive work or to research and reflect upon one’s creative or scientific processes.

PLAYA’s residencies are open to artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals engaged in forms of creative research. PLAYA welcomes a range of applicants--from emerging to professionals with an established history of accomplishment.

Residencies are awarded for 2, 4 or 8 weeks and include housing, work or studio space, and twice weekly group dinners at NO CHARGE. There is a $35 application fee for individuals ($70 for collaborative teams) to cover administrative costs.

For more information visit our website at

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