Mineral School


Mineral School is an artists residency located in a historic school house in the lakeside village of Mineral, Washington, USA, which is in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Every summer, we host 16 to 20 residents for one- or two-week stays. Each resident lives in his or her own 800-square foot private studio/bedroom. All meals are included, along with opportunities to share work and attend special events with visiting authors. About a quarter of residents receive fellowships to attend.

In the summer of 2018, we will host 14 writers and two visual artists. Applications for 2018 residencies close on February 15th.

For more details and to apply, please visit https://mineralschool.submittable.com/submit

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Mineral School was founded in 2014 to serve the growing community of artists and writers in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, and to bring creative people from around the world to make their work in a calm and beautiful setting.

Organisation founded in: please choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Application process: Digital application
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): About a quarter of residents receive fellowships to cover the cost of attendance, including lodging and all meals. Some residents also receive travel stipends.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Selection process: N/A
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Seattle (SEA) or Portland (PDX)
Nearest Train Station: Centralia, Washington, USA
How to reach by plane: The nearest major airports are in Seattle, Washington (SEA) and Portland, Oregon (PDX).
How to reach by train: The closest Amtrak train station is in Centralia, Washington. From Centralia, it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car to reach Mineral. Mineral School can arrange for residents to be picked up from the Centralia train station.
How to reach by car: Mineral School is located in Mineral, Washington, about 2.5 hours southeast of Seattle by car, and about 2.5 hours northeast of Portland, Oregon, by car.
Street & Number: PO Box 214
Postal Code: 98355
City: Mineral
PO Box 214
Mineral 98355 USA
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