One month, between March and September
Paid by host 

Month-long residency is provided without cost to accepted candidates. Residency includes lodging, work space, and three meals daily

Paid by artist 

There is a $30 application fee. Accepted residents deposit $100 when confirming their attendance; the full $100 will be refunded when resident arrives. Residents pay their own travel/transportation and material costs.

Application guidelines 

Full instructions are available on the website Willapa Bay AiR uses the SlideRoom online application system. Candidates will be selected by juries of peer selection committees.


Willapa Bay AiR

Willapa Bay AiR


Willapa Bay AiR is offering month-long, self-directed residencies, at no cost, to emerging and established writers, artists, musicians and composers, and scholars. Willapa Bay AiR is situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor.

Five residents will be provided with lodging in individual cottages, meals, and work space each month of the residency season extending March 1 through October 31.

Accommodation Information 

Individual cottages with workspace for literary, musical, or scholarly pursuits.

Studio Information 

Two spacious visual arts studios with high ceilings, concrete floors, diffuse light, water, power, etc.

Technical Information 

Artists must bring their own equipment, tools, materials.


Willapa Bay AiR is situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, near the National Historic Register village of Oysterville, located at the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula. The Portland, Oregon airport is a 3 hour drive; the Seattle, WA airport is a 4 hour drive.

32101 Douglas Drive
Oysterville, WA 98641
United States
+1 3606656782

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