Woodward Residency


Established/emerging artists and creative professionals in the fields of literary arts, visual arts, design, music, architecture, multi-disciplinary and other arts are encouraged to apply.

Please note that art forms that generate fumes (such as oil painting) cannot be accommodated. Also, with the exception of their piano residents, their space is best suited to less cacophonous artistic pursuits.

Award Benefits

Access to the building from 9AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday for the duration of your Guest Residency.

• Guest Residents will work in the communal Great Room, with library etiquette.

Open invite to weekly resident gatherings.

A supportive and engaged community of working creatives.

Work Samples & Personal Statement

Recent work samples and your personal statement should reflect your commitment to your work and clarify how the residency would benefit your work at this time. Please see their application for specific guidelines.


Please provide the contact info of at least one professional and one personal reference (excluding family members or significant others).

If you are new to your field of interest and don’t have a professional reference to speak to your current creative pursuits, you are welcome to provide a reference from someone in another field who has worked directly with you.

Residency Sessions & Deadlines

FALL: Sept 18 — Dec 20, 2023

Applications due on or before August 21, 2023.


WINTER: Jan 4 — March 29, 2024

Applications due on or before December 1, 2023.


SPRING: April 5 — June 28, 2024

Applications due on or before March 1 2024.

Evaluation Process

A rotating panel of arts professionals will review all applications with the intent of supporting both established and emerging artists. Panelists include novelists, filmmakers, performance artists, literary agents, film/theater producers.

Selection criteria includes originality, commitment to your proposed field of work, interest in community, and demonstrated need for a work space.

They have limited space for Guest Residents and encourage all applicants to reapply if they don’t get a spot in the upcoming session.


All applicants will be notified at least one-two weeks in advance of the start of their requested residency session.



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