Residency Application

Eligibility, Deadline, and Procedure

The application period is from January 1st to March 10th every year. Applicants are notified by email about their status in early April. Residencies are available from mid-May to the end of September.

Actively working visual artists, writers, instrumentalists, and composers with at least two years’ experience since graduation may apply. Residencies are for three weeks. (If scheduling permits, two- week residencies will be considered.) There is no application fee and no fee to attend.

We encourage group applications (a combination of artistic disciplines is fine), although applications from individual artists are also welcome. When you apply as part of a group, you may pursue individual projects, collaborative projects, and/or both. Each application is reviewed separately, and the judges reserve the right to select or reject individual members of a group.

A limited number of $500 need-based grants are available. If a grant will significantly affect your ability to attend, please fill out the Grants section on the application page. Applying for a grant will not affect your eligibility for a residency.

Soaring Gardens is in a rural location without public transportation so a car is necessary.

COVID PROTOCOL: Will be determined each year as appropriate.

All Applicants

If you are applying as a group each person must fill out a separate application.

Required submission materials:
• Online application form
• Name, email and phone numbers of 2 references
• Project Proposal (150 words or less)
• Resume or CV

Visual Artists

In addition to the four items listed under “All Applicants,” submit:
• Image list (with thumbnails and numbered to correspond with images)
• Images (6) JPGs

• Video (Optional)

Writers

In addition to the four items listed under “All Applicants,” submit:
• Writing sample (up to 15 pages)

Instrumentalists

In addition to the four items listed under “All Applicants,” submit:
• Four audio files (MP3s)
• Repertoire list
• A list of recent performances

Composers

In addition to the four items listed under “All Applicants,” submit:
• Three audio files (MP3s) Each no more than 5 minutes (Even if it is not the complete piece).
• The score of one of the pieces