1-3 weeks
Paid by host:

Scholarship stays are available.

Paid by artist:

Travel, meals.

Application guidelines:

Apply on the website. In order to be considered, you will need to

  • download and complete the Application For Residency,
  • including a brief description of what you hope to accomplish or the project you will work on while at Hypatia-in-the-Woods;
  • pay a $20 non-refundable processing fee; and
  • for artists – provide samples of your work: three pages of poetry, ten pages of prose (12-point font minimum), photographs, photographs of works of art, CD recording, or some other example of your art form;
  • for academics and entrepreneurs – provide a current resume.
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Hypatia in the woods

Hypatia in the woods


Hypatia-in-the-Woods provides and maintains Holly House, a residential cottage for women of all creative talents, in a serene environment free of the distractions of everyday life.

Accommodation Information

Holly House is the cottage where a guest stays during her residency at Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Nestled in several acres of Pacific Northwest second growth forest on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, the retreat center provides an ideal setting for women to find solitude and time for their creative work.

Contact information

P.O. Box 58
Shelton, WA 98584
United States

director [at]