Oct 3, 2011

Icicle Creek Creative Residencies

As part of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts  new initiatives, we will begin to offer partially subsidized music, theatre and literature residencies beginning in the fall of 2011.  Residences will be offered on a rolling basis for 1 to multiple week periods to self-directed, established local and national writers, artists and musicians looking to create new or finish existing pieces while being inspired by the natural beauty of the Icicle Creek region. ICMC will gladly accept applications from ensembles and individuals interested in single or multidisciplinary genres.

Duration of Residence
Minimum 1 -  Maximum 6 weeks.

History of Organization
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts (formerly the Icicle Creek Music Center) was founded in 1995 as a place for excellence in classical music, with an emphasis on chamber music. Since then, the organization has expanded to include educational, cultural and artistic offerings of many varieties, including learning retreats, master-classes, tutorials, performances, presentations and special events. Icicle Creek’s signature has always been the excellence of its programs and the inspired natural beauty of its environs. The center sits at the base of the picturesque Sleeping Lady Mountain, and on the shores of the Icicle Creek.  Visitors are treated to dramatic seasons with the spring offering lush fields of wildflowers and the winter coating the region in crisp, white snow.  The center also sits adjacent to the rustic and elegant property of Sleeping Lady Resort.

Retreat Accommodations
Selected residents will enjoy a private cabin on the campus of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, furnished with bed, desk, phone, Internet, bathroom, and some of the most beautiful vistas in the region. Certain units feature a small kitchenette and are only available for longer stays (2+ weeks).  In addition, residents have use of a private practice space during the day, for composition, writing, artwork, or just solitude.

The cabins are located within walking distance of a casual bistro restaurant and bar, and a short drive from the lively town of Leavenworth.

Accommodations include
• Private Cabin.  2 units feature a small kitchenette (refrigerator, stove top, microwave, coffee pot, limited kitchen utensils).  Those units are are only available for guests staying 2 + weeks.
• Access to laundry services
• Weekly housekeeping service for sheets and towels
• Solo practice space
• Access to recital hall on scheduled basis for performance, reading or other event
• Internet Service
• Local Phone Service
• Admission to any Icicle Creek public events happening during your stay
• For an additional cost, access to Sleeping Lady resort amenities

Resident Fee
Icicle Creek is funded in part by individual donations, which makes it possible to offer partially subsidized artists residencies. Costs are less than $18 per-day, depending on length of stay.  (Four, five and six week rates are available, please contact us for details)
$125 – One week
$250 – Two weeks
$375 – Three weeks

Application Process and Deadlines
To be considered for a Residency at Icicle Creek Music Center, all applicants must fill out the following application and return it to ICMC in its entirety. Applications deadlines are as follows: Literature and Theatre by October 10th, Music and Visual Arts by November 11th.
At the time you are selected for  your residency, you will be required to provide a deposit (50% or the resident fee). This deposit is non refundable within 45 days of the agreed upon check-in date.

How to apply
If you would like to apply for an Icicle Creek Creative Residency, please visit our website at http://www.icicle.org/. If you have questions, please give us a call or email! (509) 548-6347 x409  or email - shughes@icicle.org.

The Esoterics perform Naturalia next weekend

Deirdre Lockwood, one of our own, sent me this news today; I'm happy to pass it along:

I just wanted to let you know that things worked out wonderfully in the collaboration with Christina Whitten Thomas, the composer you connected me with--thanks again so much for passing on my name to her. The Esoterics, a Seattle choir, are performing Christina's piece (setting a poem I wrote for the project), as well as many other incredible musical settings of poems about nature (including poems by Emily Dickinson and A.R. Ammons, plus many other poems in Icelandic, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian!) in two shows in Seattle next weekend, in case you or any of the other poets are interested (I'll be out of town for a wedding but Christina will be there). Here's the info: http://theesoterics.org/Concerts/NATURALIA.aspx  I went to the first show last night and it was really wonderful.