3-week retreat at a 150-acre public garden and forest preserve
Open to professional and emerging artists, composers, writers, botanists, landscape architects, researchers, and others exploring the themes of nature and the human connection with nature, the Creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve offers Residents a three week retreat at a 150-acre internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. A creative Residency at Bloedel Reserve offers participants uninterrupted time in a breathtaking environment. The mission of Bloedel Reserve’s Residencies is: to foster creative thinking inspired by nature and explore the connection between humans and the environment. The serene nature of Bloedel allows participants to retreat deep into thought and tap into a place in their mind that isn’t always easily accessed in today’s busy world. Creative Residents are housed in a two-bedroom home off the main paths, hidden in the woods. The building has a kitchen stocked with essentials, living room and bedroom furniture, and a bathroom with shower facilities. All linens are supplied. Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are available in the home. Residents are responsible for all meals. There is a smart car available for Residents’ use during their stay. Bloedel does not offer any stipends, but does provide comfortable accommodations and unlimited access to the gardens during the residency. Bloedel is located on Bainbridge Island, which is a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. At present, there is no dedicated studio space on the grounds. Residents utilize the building as their studio. Because of COVID19, there is not currently access to additional off-site studio space which might be required for larger, messier projects. Due to space limitations, we are unable to extend housing accommodations to spouses, partners, and family members. Residents stay one at a time, there is no overlap. Bloedel is open to artist duos, however, both must apply individually and state their wishes to be paired with the other applicant.
Questions About Applying? For more information, please contact Creative Residency Manager Amy Weber at email@example.com
Bainbridge Island, WA
Our Vision To provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty. Our Mission To enrich people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes. The Principles That Guide Our Work In order to fulfill our mission, we have identified four key principles that define, shape and inform the programs we create and the projects we initiate and support, both on the grounds and in the community: