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Creator, Artist and Writer in Residence Programs ~ Apply now for February-May in Portland

December 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

We offer several types of residency programs:

• Creator in Residence     • Artist in Residence      • Writer in Residence  


Give yourself the gift of a full immersion into your creative life.  We offer room & board and a light-filled studio space at the Ananda Center at Laurelwood near Portland, Oregon.  Laurelwood is a retreat center as well as an intentional yoga & meditation community.  Situated in beautiful nature, the campus includes both pastoral and forested areas, gardens, orchards, trails, ponds and abundant wildlife.  Vegetarian meals (+GF, Vegan options) are served in the Green Hill Cafe

• Our CREATOR in RESIDENCEprogram offers a unique opportunity for self exploration, creative unfoldment and soul replenishment. No talent or experience is necessary. We provide a nurturing space with loving support so you can take the time to delve into your inner world and bring forth your own unique artistic expression.  Whether you are an emerging artist or an adventurous spirit, this is a wonderful opportunity to spread your wings and fly!   Delve deep into your inner world, while also connecting within community.  Our unique ‘soul centered’ approach focuses on the transformative process of creativity. We believe every human being is an artist, and that engaging the creative process awakens our joy, vitality and creative genius.  This program is facilitated by faculty from the Academy- with daily connection, mentoring, inspiration and personal guidance. 

• Our ARTIST in RESIDENCE program welcomes professional artists interested in the spiritual, healing or consciousness raising aspects of the arts, or who seek an inward journey of self discovery. Studio time in a beautiful and serene environment (holistic, vegetarian, drug and alcohol free) with options for daily yoga and meditation allow for a tangible experience of inner peace.

• We also offer ‘WRITER in RESIDENCE programs for writers of all stages in their practice; from aspiring writers who are seeking inspiration and a creative environment to establish their voice, to seasoned writers who need time, space and support to develop existing material. On our Writer in Residence program you will have access to the resources at the Academy should you wish to use visual art activities as a way to deepen your connection to your writing; opportunities for walks in the surrounding nature to relax and replenish; periods of seclusion for concentrated writing and moments of circle time for reflection, meditation and sharing.


For an APPLICATION please email:  info (at)


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