Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

Wildacres Residency ProgramCabin near conference center

The Wildacres Residency Program began in 1999 and over the past eighteen years has hosted nearly 700 writers, artists, musicians and others. Participants stay in one of three comfortable cabins located 1/4 mile from the conference center. Past residents have found the setting conducive to their work and have had a great "Wildacres experience."

With the use of three cabins, the program will have about 70 one- and two-week residencies available from April through October. Sessions begin each Monday afternoon and conclude on Sunday or early Monday morning. The program allows individuals the solitude and inspiration needed to begin or continue work on a project in their particular field.

Cabin near conference centerResidents may eat in the dining room, which allows for interaction with other residents, guests, and staff. Or residents may prepare their own meals in the cabins.

There is no charge for the residency but there is a $20 application fee and participants are responsible for their own transportation to Wildacres. This is a working retreat, and we ask that no spouses, family or pets accompany the visiting resident.

You may apply using the application form linked below. Our Selection Committee is comprised of artists, writers, musicians, actors, scholars and former residents. They will be reviewing applications according to discipline. The program is open to anyone, with a limit of two residencies in any four year period.

Residency cabinWe 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. The Laurel cabin is fully ADA compliant.

In 2020, we will again include several two week residencies. Those people who wish to apply for a two week residency should answer the question on the application specifically about that program. Those that apply for two week residencies will not be considered for the one week program.

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 residency program and the deadline is December 1, 2019. (This date has changed from previous years.) Please refer to the application page to submit your application along with the $20 application fee.