The application period
for a 2018 residency
opens on May 15, 2017
and closes on July 31, 2017.
When you click the Apply Now button 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. There is no charge to set up an account, although there is a $30 fee to submit your completed application. Your information and materials are password-protected.
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.
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.