Duration: one month
$30 application fee / no fees for residency
Location: near Oysterville, Washington
The application period for a 2019 residency opens on May 15, 2018 and closes on July 31, 2018.
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.
We offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline.
Click here to read about the Residency’s founder, values, and goals.
Click here for a glimpse into the Willapa Bay AiR residency experience.
Willapa Bay AiR is situated near Oysterville, Washington, an historic village approximately 30 miles north of the mouth of the Columbia River. Oysterville is the most northern settlement on the Long Beach Peninsula, a finger of land embraced by three mighty bodies of water: to the west, the Pacific Ocean; to the south, the great Columbia River; and to the east Willapa Bay, considered one of the most pristine estuaries in North America. The Long Beach Peninsula, twenty miles long and two miles wide, was formed by a confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Two spines of sand ridges running up the east and west sides of the Peninsula form interdunal wetlands that support trumpeter swans, black bears, coyotes, porcupine – and crimson cranberry bogs edged by grassy dike roads.
Willapa Bay AiR uses the SlideRoom online application system, and there is a $30 application fee. We do not accept applications submitted by any other means. Applicants must be over the age of 21. 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.