Wildacres Residency Program
The Wildacres Residency Program began in 1999 and over the past thirteen years has hosted approximately 340 writers, artists, and musicians. Participants stay in one of three comfortable, cabins located 1/4 mile from the conference center and have use of the Wildacres facilities. The participants find the setting conducive to their work and have had a great "Wildacres experience."
With the completion of two new residency cabins, this year's program will for the first time have about 75 one-week residencies available from May through October.
Sessions begin each Monday afternoon and conclude after breakfast on Sunday. The program allows individuals the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field.
Residents may eat in the dining room, which allows for interaction between the resident, other guests, and the staff, or residents may prepare their own meals in the cabin. There is no charge to the participants. This week is a working retreat, and we ask that no spouses, family or pets accompany the visiting resident.
You may apply using the application form below and submitting it online. Please let us know who you are and what you hope to accomplish while you are at Wildacres Retreat. We have assembled a small committee comprised of writers, scholars, artists, and former participants to select the residents.
The program is open to anyone, with a limit of two residencies in any four year period. The deadline for the 2014 residency program is January 15, 2014. Next season we will allow two people collaborating on a project to come together and stay in Azalea cabin, which has a loft to accommodate the second person. When applying, fill out one application stating the nature of your project and information about both participants.
For the first time in 2014, we will include several two week residencies. Those people who wish to apply for a two week residency should fill out the application specifically for the that program. Those that apply for two week residencies will not be considered for the one week program.
2014 Residency Application- One week program
2014 Residency Application- Two week program