Language 
English/French
Founded 
2005
Duration 
1 week to two months
Paid by host 

They offer a small worktrade program for residents staying a minimum of 2 weeks.

Paid by artist 
  • One private room is $45 per night. Double occupancy (resident +1) is $67.50 a night.
  • Residents also have a more affordable option of spending $35 per night in one of the bunk beds.
  • Please inquire about group rates or retreat reservations.
  • Residents must provide their own transportation, materials and groceries.
Application guidelines 

Online application

Deadline

Deadline 
Ongoing

Azule

Azule

Description 

The mission of Azule is to provide an environment where artists and community meet, work and learn together through the arts in their many forms. Azule, as an emerging art and community-based organization, is developing a retreat and residency program for artists and craftsmen, writers, architects, builders and environmentalists, academics, educators, social workers or researchers, or anyone who wish to enjoy Appalachia and Azule way of life or wishes to get involved. Following its mission AZULE is encouraging collaborations between residents.

Outcome 

The hosts will promote the work of cultural workers, organizers and artists in its newsletter and may arrange a public presentation or community meeting according to needs.

Accommodation Information 
  • One private room is $45 per night. Double occupancy (resident +1) is $67.50 a night.
  • Residents also have a more affordable option of spending $35 per night in one of the bunk beds.

Please inquire about group rates or retreat reservations.

Studio Information 

A dance room large enough for exercising, yoga, dance and theatre rehearsals, visual or performative art classes or lectures and presentations. Can be used as a visual art studio as well. A library, can be used as a workroom or a meeting/conference room for up to twenty five people; a basic office and a study or reading room. Also there is a large main room with a stage equipted with an acoustic piano and an old set of drums.

Technical Information 

The architecture has been created by Camille Shafer, using harvested or reused materials with traditional techniques. With the help of many others the place has been - and still is - shaped into a work of art. AZULE is meant to be a permanent work-in-progress, comfort and amenities are getting better. Plan to be amazed but do not expect luxury. Every floor is basically - if not always comfortably - accessible.

Location 

In the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. Hot Springs is 7 miles away; Asheville is 50 miles away.

Address: 
190 Rabbit Den Road
Hot Springs, NC 28743
United States
Telephone 
828-622-3533

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