DEADLINE: Mineral School Residencies for Writers

Event Date: 
May 31, 2024

Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former elementary school built in 1947 near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2024 and the first half of 2025, we’ll open a call to 36 creative people. We’ll host five two-week residency periods as well as two special one-week residency sessions (one specifically for visual artists, one for four residents plus eight alumni artists).

Applications for 2024-2025 open up April 15, 2024 and close May 31, 2024. Residency call and FAQ.

We provide accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary guest staffers using locally-grown organic produce and eggs where possible. Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. The school building has shared bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals daily (plus 24/7 access to a snack fridge and coffee/tea station), and will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a fishing lake, boat rentals (or our kayaks), some in-town hiking trails, a bar, a B&B, a general store, churches, a post office, and many deer. It's a 25-minute drive to the Ashford/Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.

During 2024-2025, we are able to offer eight fellowships so writers and artists may attend residency at no cost. Otherwise, one-week residency costs $450 and two-week residency costs $900, which includes all meals, linens, and programming. See details on the Submittable application form.


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Mineral, WA