The application period
for a 2019 residency
opens on May 15, 2018
and closes on July 31, 2018.


Willapa Bay AiR, situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, launched its residency program in March 2014. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor.

We offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from March 1 through September 30 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants' respective fields of discipline.

Click here to read about the Residency's founder, values, and goals.

Click here for a glimpse into the Willapa Bay AiR residency experience.

artist in tree
alliance of artists communities

Willapa Bay AiR is grateful to photographers Michael Datoli and Lynette McAdams for the photographs shown on this site, to Betsy Best-Spadaro for designing our logo,
and to James Andrew at BlankZebra for our web design.

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32101 Douglas Drive, Oysterville, WA 98641