Open Call: Willapa Bay AiR 2023 Residency

Open Call: Willapa Bay AiR 2023 Residency

Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long residencies to emerging and established visual artists, writers, poets, and musical composers.

Willapa Bay AiR, situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, launched its residency program in March 2014. 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.

They offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established visual artists, writers, poets, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, all meals, and workspace, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Willapa Bay AiR uses the SlideRoom online application system, and there is a $30 application fee. They do not accept applications submitted by any other means. Applicants must be over the age of 21 and not currently enrolled as a student in an academic program.  Willapa Bay AiR welcomes residents from across the globe.

Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline. Invitation to a Willapa Bay AiR residency is based on the merit of past work and the potential for creative evolution through the exploration and experimentation offered in the residency environment.

Members of collaboration teams who wish to be in residence together must submit individual applications. If only one member of a collaboration team is accepted, he/she may opt to attend as an individual.

Applications for the 2023 residencies will be accepted from June 15 through midnight of August 31, 2022.

When you click on the application webpage link below, you will be taken to the Willapa Bay AiR application in SlideRoom. If you do not have a SlideRoom account, you will be directed to create one. After logging into SlideRoom you can fill out the application, upload your work samples in the requested formats, and pay the Willapa Bay AiR $30 application fee.

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