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Mineral School

Residency fellowships for Cascadia writers and artists

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  • Budget: $25 application
  • Eligibility: Writers (fiction, poetry, memoir, essay) and visual artists (painters, illustrators, graphic novelists, paper and fiber artists, etc.)

Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2020, we’re offering four two-week residency sessions to poetry and prose writers, as well as visual artists, providing accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic food whenever possible. During September 2020, we’ll offer one one-week residency to 4 writers or artists who are parents of children under 18, through support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.

Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. Visual artist residents will be offered space to work outside of their classrooms (unless they wish or want work in their medium in the room where they sleep). The school building has shared bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals daily (plus 24/7 access to a snack fridge and coffee/tea station), and will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a swimmable fishing lake, boat rentals, a bar, a B&B, a general store, churches, a post office, and many deer. It’s a 25-minute drive to Mt. Rainier National Park.

More Information: www.mineral-school.org