Interested in becoming a resident?

We offer one month Artist Residencies at our center on San Juan Island, between the months of May and September. We offer two types of residence: Teaching Residencies, and Resident Memberships. Artists in Residence stay in rustic accommodations on our beautiful 8 acre forest property.

Accommodations include a large shared kitchen and bathhouse (shared with 4). Alchemy hosts a permanent community of 8 people, and the property includes a pond, garden, chickens, cats and a dog.

In addition to the Art Studio, Alchemy features a geodesic dome building available for yoga, meditation, etc. Artists in Residence share the art facilities with Studio Members, and are asked to teach one 2-hour class per week to members in their area of expertise. In addition, AIRS may earn income by teaching additional classes/workshops to the public.

Depending on experience and professional level, AIRS may be asked to pay 300.00 per month, or may be invited to stay free of charge.

Apply for the 2019 season!

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Thank you for your interest in Alchemy! To complete your application, please send 2-4 photos of your work, a CV, and your current artist statement to We accept a well-rounded series of residents each season- we will be in touch if it seems like a good match. To ensure that we find good teachers and community members, we will ask for professional references.

We look forward to hearing from you!