Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

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Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Residency FAQs & Guidelines

Integrating the Arts and Nature

Wild Wonderful Water & Druid Tree
Wild Wonderful Water & Druid Tree

Who Can Apply for a Full-Scholarship Residency, Partial-Scholarship Residency or Fully Self-Funded Residency?

  • Residencies are available to visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, performance artists, screenwriters and natural scientists locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Residencies are also available to ecologists, and natural scientists to study the preserve, write papers and research the environment in all its diversity and detail.
  • Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center can accommodate painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance art, film making, composers, songwriters and practicing musicians. (At this time, Willowtail is unable to accommodate ceramics, large sculptures or woodworking inside.)

What specifically do you need to know about any Residency at Willowtail?

  • Any Residency through Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center involves a stay of 7 nights or longer. Willowtail is currently offering one- and two-week residencies.
  • Any Resident awarded is required to participate in a community give-back program either during or after their Residency. The give-back program supports, educates, and gives back to the local, four corners community through presentations, workshops, readings, showings, etc.
  • Residencies require an application process and an application fee of $25. Click here to apply.
  • An applicant is chosen and awarded a Residency stay from submitted applications by the Board of Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center.
  • Financial support for a scholarship-funded project under Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is tax-deductible for a donor.
  • Most participants can deduct their expenses for a fully self-funded Residency as a business expense.

What is included in a Full-Scholarship Residency, a Partial-Scholarship Residency or a Fully Self-Funded Residency at Willowtail

Residency includes one fully furnished cabin with kitchen facilities and standard amenities including full use of the property, canoes, spa products, and hot tub.

  • A resident who wishes to book a working studio while their stay, will have access 24 hours.
  • Seven (7) night minimum stay.
  • Single person occupancy.
  • Submission of an application, including resume, project proposal and work samples to be reviewed and awarded by the board of Willowtail.
  • The number of Full or Partially-Funded Scholarship Residencies for any cycle of deadlines is based on availability at Willowtail, the quality of the applications, and funds available at the time.

To see the difference between a Full-Scholarship Residency, a Partial- Scholarship Residency and a Fully Self-funded Residency, go to Residencies page.

What are all Residents responsible for?

  • Residents are responsible for all meals and snacks.
  • Residents are responsible for travel to and from Willowtail.
  • Residents are responsible for any shipping or removal of their work at the close of their residency.
  • Currently, residents are responsible for their own materials.