Mineral School

General information

Brief description of organisation

Mineral School was founded in 2014 to serve the growing community of artists and writers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, and to bring creative people from around the world to make their work in a calm and beautiful setting.

Brief description of residency program

Mineral School is an artists residency located in a historic school house in the lakeside village of Mineral, Washington, USA, which is in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Every summer, we host 16 to 20 residents for one- or two-week stays. Each resident lives in his or her own 800-square foot private studio/bedroom. All meals are included, along with opportunities to share work and attend special events with visiting authors. About a quarter of residents receive fellowships to attend.

In the summer of 2018, we will host 14 writers and two visual artists. Applications for 2018 residencies close on February 15th.

For more details and to apply, please visit https://mineralschool.submittable.com/submit

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time


Grants available

About a quarter of residents receive fellowships to cover the cost of attendance, including lodging and all meals. Some residents also receive travel stipends.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation

Presenting to fellow residents and the public is an option but not required.

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By train

The closest Amtrak train station is in Centralia, Washington. From Centralia, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car to reach Mineral. Mineral School can arrange for residents to be picked up from the Centralia train station.

By plane

The nearest major airports are in Seattle, Washington (SEA) and Portland, Oregon (PDX).

By car

Mineral School is located in Mineral, Washington, about 2.5 hours southeast of Seattle by car, and about 2.5 hours northeast of Portland, Oregon, by car.

Nearest airport

Seattle (SEA) or Portland (PDX)

Contact information

Mineral School
PO Box 214
98355 Mineral
United States of America


Phone: ++1-360-496-0368

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