2019 Rockland Woods Residency

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Rockland Woods Summer 2019 Residency: Artists with Children

Dates: June 23-July 13, 2019 (3 Weeks)

Rockland Woods is located in the Pacific Northwest (1 1/2 hours west of Seattle on the Kistsap Peninsula) WA, USA.  Its facilities nestle in 15-acres of rich, 100-year old forest with a patch of shoreline accessing a peaceful, non-motorized lake.  Five-eight artists with children will be accepted, each to occupy a large room to themselves, joining our family of 4 (2 boys 9 & 11).  

Facilities and benefits:

  • Childcare will be provided from 9:00 am-5:00 pm . (Possible activities: art-making, treehouse building, paddle boards, bikes, trampoline, hiking, air hockey, field trips to Hood Canal and Olympic National Park, mushroom and bird identification, archery, bowling, roller skating, swimming) 
  • A hired chef will prepare a buffet for lunch and dinner; residents are expected to help clean kitchen after meals on a rotating basis.
  • Free studios (Ceramics facility, woodshop, sheltered/outdoor work spaces)
  • Free accommodations (A Lodge with 2 spacious bedrooms, A Loft, 3 Canvas-walled tents 12' x 14')  
  • Each resident will present their work one evening during the residency
  • If the application fee poses a financial hardship, please email us: rocklandseattle@gmail.com 
  • If finances are an issue, please apply anyway.  Rockland will be applying for grants, but cannot guarantee access to funds at this time. 


  • Open to artists only with children 5 years or older.  If both parents are artists, please apply as a collaborative team.  We will not be accepting non-artist spouses at this time.  
  • Accepted artists and Rockland Staff 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).

Submission requirements:

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