Oct 3, 2011
As part of
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. Icicle Creek Center
Duration of Residence
Minimum 1 - Maximum 6 weeks.
History of Organization
Selected residents will enjoy a private cabin on the campus of
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. Icicle Creek Center
The cabins are located within walking distance of a casual bistro restaurant and bar, and a short drive from the lively town of
• 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
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
, 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. Icicle Creek Music Center
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
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.