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Wellspring House

Ashfield, MA
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  • Ashfield, MA
    We are inclusive of all artists and scholars, regardless of genre and field, at all levels and career stages. Room rates vary. If your application is accepted, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total payment is required to hold your reservation. In 2017, Wellspring House established a fellowship designed to offer emerging writers the opportunity to live and work at the retreat for a year, and assist the Director in running the retreat. See website for details.
  • Saratoga Springs, NY
    Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
  • Since 1902, Byrdcliffe has offered uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines with fully and partially funded residencies including at least one playwright per session and at least one full fellowship for a playwright annually. Our serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in the mountains of Woodstock NY. Artists are invited to participate in optional programming or are free to work in solitude during their entire stay. For information about The Annual Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Fellowship, please see Grants & Fellowships entry in the Career...
  • Concord, MA
    The Thoreau birthplace Writers Retreat is the perfect country setting for writers who want uninterrupted concentration and a reprieve from urban stress. The lovingly restored and furnished second floor Thoreau birth room can be used for a $150 per day donation. Become a member of the Trust and the donation drops to $75 per day. Donations are used for the site’s upkeep and educational programming. Wifi and coffee are provided. Transportation, lodging, and meals are not included, but there are several lovely, historic inns and restaurants located nearby. The space is available Monday-Friday (...
  • The Writers' Room of Boston is an urban writers' retreat committed to providing a quiet, affordable, and secure workspace for emerging and established writers. Est 1988. $100/month membership fee. See website for details. Members can choose to meet regularly for readings, community gatherings and events. Periodic readings of the members' work are organized and open to the public. We are committed to supporting local writers of limited means through our annual Writers Fellowship Program, which gives four juried writers full access to the workspace for one year.
  • The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship is an artist-in-residence program that strives to support artists and writers working in the vanguard of their creative fields. We are proud to have supported these artists, writers, and composers with the time and space to focus on their creative work.
  • Hull, MA
    Hemingway House is available for spans of 1-3 weeks (from October until the end of May each year), intended primarily for solo retreats (you will have the house to yourself), but writing partners or small groups are also welcome.
  • New York, NY
    Live & In Color (previously Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat) develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, we offer unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among artists from a variety of cultures.
  • New York, NY
    One Company’s Writer’s Residency Retreat at DoLittle Farm is a four day residency between September 5-12 at DoLittle farm in Long Valley, NJ. Transportation to and from NYC is provided. The stay is in an 8 bedroom, 4 bath home on a private lake. Meals are NOT provided. However, there is a grocery store nearby and a full kitchen for the participants use. No more than five participants will be in residence at one time.
  • New York, NY
    LAMBDA Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices is the first program of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive workshop immersion in fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction, playwriting or poetry.
  • New York, NY
    La MaMa Umbria International provides artists from around the world with residency programs and intensive workshops. For nearly 20 years, La MaMa Umbria has fostered cross-cultural and international exchanges and creative collaborations. Hundreds of artists have found Umbria to be a space that is beautiful, spiritually enriching, welcoming, and open to bold artistic experiments. In the past 24 years, La MaMa Umbria’s activities have included the presentation of over thirty theatre productions as well as workshops, art exhibitions, and conferences.
  • North Haven, ME
    Waterman’s Community Center, located on the midcoast Maine island of North Haven, is delighted to offer three 10-day residential retreats to developing female playwrights in late winter and early spring 2020. Designed to encourage new voices in theater, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant will offer selected candidates time to create in a unique and beautiful setting and connect with the community there, sharing the power of theatre to inspire. The residencies will include a private efficiency apartment, a separate writing space with internet access, travel expenses covered up to $250...