Bloedel Reserve Multidisciplinary Creative Residency, Bainbridge Island, WA

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Bloedel Reserve Creative Residencies

Details for 2019 will be posted on website in May 2018
Free Accommodation, access to Bloedel Reserve
No stipend

Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency Housing

Bloedel Reserve Creative Residency Housing

Selected residents stay in a well-appointed home on Bloedel grounds and are given unlimited access to the beauty of the 150-acre public garden. These multi-week retreats will allow participants long stretches of uninterrupted time in a breath-taking environment.


  • Open to both established and emerging artists, composers, writers, botanists, landscape architects, researchers, and others exploring the themes of nature and the human connection with nature. (No dedicated studio space available at this time)
  • Project or research must relate to nature.
  • Special consideration given to projects that explore the connection between people and nature.


  • Designed by noted Northwest architect Jim Cutler, this two-bedroom, two-bath home is built over a stream with natural light, high-quality finishes and furnishings.
  • Tucked into the woods off the trail from regular Bloedel visitors.
  • Three to four week residencies.
  • Residents stay one at a time – no overlap.
  • Bloedel asks that each participant provide a presentation, workshop or concert to the public in return for their stay.
  • Residencies provide free accommodations and access to the Bloedel Reserve.
  • A Smart Car is available for residents to use during their stay. (Proof of valid driver’s license required.)

At this time, Bloedel is not able to offer a stipend nor cover transportation expenses.

Applications for Class of 2019 Residents:

The application process for 2019 is being reviewed. We will have more information on our website late May.

For a preview of application questions, see the application overview document here.

For more information, please contact Laura Counsel, 206-842-7631 ext. 11

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