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 4-6). 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.

Teaching Residencies: Professional artists who are interested in teaching are invited to our program free of charge, if they are willing to teach one 2 hour class per week. In addition, AIRS may earn income by teaching additional classes/workshops to the public.

Resident Memberships: This is a program for artists who want to develop their skills, or don’t have enough experience to teach. These Artists pay 300.00 per month, for both a residency and studio membership.

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 If you are applying to teach, please also send the contact of 2 professional references, from people who can vouch for your abilities as a teacher or facilitator. We accept a well-rounded series of residents each season- we will be in touch if it seems like a good match.

We look forward to hearing from you!