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Wildacres Residency Program

Application Deadline: Oct 31

Using the space provided by the three cabins, Wildacres hosts approximately seventy artists each year for one-week residencies from April through October. Residencies begin on Monday afternoons and run until Sunday mornings. While there are landlines at each residency cabin, there is no internet access in the cabins, and cellphones do not typically connect except in the main part of the retreat where we do have WiFi access.  The residency program allows artists the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field of creative arts.  Past residents tell us that being able to work in such a secluded, natural setting provides them with an unparalleled opportunity to step away from outside distractions and completely focus on their work.

Candidates interested in a Wildacres residency may apply using our online application.  Applications open each April, and completed forms must be submitted no later than midnight on October 31st to be considered for the next season by our selection committee.  There is a $25 non-refundable processing fee to apply for a Wildacres residency.  

Our Selection Committee is comprised of artists, writers, musicians, actors, scholars, and former residents. They review candidate applications by discipline. The residency program is open to all artistic disciplines.  We ask that candidates who have been awarded residencies wait to apply for a subsequent residency for two years.

Our residency application process is now open for the 2023 calendar year! Please thoroughly read the Residency FAQs included in the application before beginning the process.

Our application process closes at midnight on October 31st.  No applications will be accepted after that date and time.  Please open the application details from the link provided.