Deadline: 01/02/2019

Rockland Woods Summer 2019 Residency: Artists with Children

Artists receive uninterrupted studio time, while children are cared for by Rockland staff 9:00-5:00.

Description of residency program
Rockland Woods is a rural residency experience, located in the Pacific Northwest, USA, 30 miles west of Bremerton.  The facilities are on 15-acres of rich, 100-year old forest and a peaceful, non-motorized lake.  Artists with children age 5 and up will be supported with on-site childcare from 9-5pm daily, prepared meals and free accommodations and studios.  There will be 7-12 artist residents for the program.

Duration of residency

3 weeks 

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

  •         Visual Art
  •         Music
  •         Writers
  •         Performing Art
  •         Social Practice

Ceramics equipment (2 electric kilns, 2 pottery wheels, work tables) and full woodshop are functioning.  No assistant or lab tech will be available.

There is a lodge with 3 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, three 12'x14' canvas-walled tents, plus studios.  Five families will be accepted, joining our family of 4, each to occupy a room to themselves.

Studio/ workspace

  •         Private studios
  •         Ceramics studio
  •         Woodshop
  •         2 Treehouses (kid built)
  •         Lake and forest access as workspace

Fees and support

  •         $20 application fee supports Selection Committee of artists
  •         Suggested donation for food budget
  •         Free childcare 9-5 daily
  •         Free accommodations
  •         Free studio
  •         Access to bikes, watercraft
  •         Food service by hired chef

 Expectations towards the artist

  •         Artists and children commit to the entire residency program
  •         Non-artist parents will not be part of the residency program
  •         Residents will give a presentation of their work one evening for the group
  •         Sign up for clean up after meals and weekly communal house cleaning
  •         Arrange and pay for travel, supplies and personal needs
  •         Engage in their creative process without self judgement
  •         Be self-sufficient and a respectful community member
  •         Care for own children after hours


  • Open to artists only with children 5 years or older.  If both parents are artists, please apply as a collaborative team.
  • Accepted artists will be given background checks.
  • Applicants may be local, national and international.
  • Any genre will be supported (writing, music, performance, social practice, visual)  Wi-fi is extremely limited.
  • Rockland supports the most competitive work samples and gives serious consideration to those from traditionally marginalized groups, as well as folks at any stage of their career (emerging or established).

Application information
Submission requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Intention during residency
  • Write about a Parenting moment
  • 10 Work Samples
  • URL (if available)
  • $20 application fee

Rockland Woods Summer 2019 Residency: Artists with Children

Rockland Woods Summer 2019 Residency: Artists with Children

United States of America

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