Mineral School 2022 Residencies

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Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former 1947 elementary school near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2022, we’ll offer residency to a total of 24 creative people, including seven folks rescheduling from 2020’s canceled sessions. Among the 17 residents we can accept in 2022, we expect up to 14 writers and up to three visual artists. We’ll host three two-week residency periods and two special one-week residency sessions for Spanish-language writers in September and for parent artists in October. Applications open March 1, 2022 and run through April 15, 2022.

We provide accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary volunteers using locally-grown organic produce and eggs where possible. Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. The school building has shared bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals daily (plus 24/7 access to a snack fridge and coffee/tea station), and will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a fishing lake, boat rentals (or our kayaks), some in-town hiking trails, a bar, a B&B, a general store, churches, a post office, and many deer. It's a 25-minute drive to the Ashford/Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Mineral School es una residencia de artistas ubicada en una antigua escuela primaria fundada en 1947 cerca de Mt. Rainier, en Mineral, Washington. En el 2022, ofreceremos residencias a un total de 24 personas, incluidas siete que reprogramaron las sesiones canceladas en el 2020. Entre los 17 residentes que participarán en el 2022, esperamos albergar 14 escritores y  tres artistas visuales. Contaremos con tres períodos de residencia de dos semanas y dos sesiones especiales de residencia de una semana, una para escritores en español en septiembre y otra para padres artistas en octubre. Las solicitudes se abren el 1 de marzo del 2022 y se extienden hasta el 15 de abril del 2022.

Los artistas y escritores seleccionados gozarán de un espacio y tiempo para crear nuevas obras sin las interrupciones de la vida cotidiana, y de comidas saludables preparadas por voluntarios que usarán mayoritariamente productos orgánicos locales. Cada residente se alojará en un antiguo salón de clases de 800 pies cuadrados con vistas panorámicas al lago Mineral Lake y al Mt. Rainier, que servirá  también de estudio de escritura, con escritorio, silla, iluminación, biblioteca y pizarras. El edificio de la escuela cuenta con baños y duchas compartidos. Se servirán tres comidas todos los días (además hay acceso las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana a un refrigerador para refrigerios y una estación de café/té), los residentes tendrán la oportunidad de compartir sus obras con el público. Mineral cuenta con un lago con posibilidad para la pesca, alquiler de botes (o nuestros kayaks), algunas rutas de senderismo en la localidad, un bar, un B & B, una tienda, iglesias, una oficina de correos y gran cantidad de ciervos. Mineral está a 25 minutos en coche de la entrada de Ashford/Nisqually al Parque Nacional del Monte Rainier.

Visiting authors and artists: During each residency, special guests will visit and present work. Typically, alumni presenters visit and in some cases bring with them a special guest artist they've chosen to introduce to Mineral. Due to continued precautions related to COVID-19. we may host these activities online.

Autores y artistas visitantes: Durante cada residencia, contaremos con invitados especiales que harán una visita y presentarán sus trabajos. Por lo general, los presentadores son ex alumnos de la residencia y, quienes en algunos casos, vienen acompañados de  un artista o invitado especial con quien presentan en la residencia de Mineral. Debido a las continuas precauciones relacionadas con COVID-19. cabe la posibilidad de que tengamos que organizar estas actividades en línea.

Resident presentations: If they wish, residents can share with one another and the public at each session's "show and tell" held during residency. These presentations are typically held after dinner in our library/multi-purpose room and are casual dessert potlucks. Due to continued precautions related to COVID-19. we may host these activities online.

Presentaciones de los residentes: si así lo desean, los residentes podrían compartir entre sí y con el público en cada sesión de "mostrar y comentar" ("show and tell") que se lleve a cabo durante la residencia. Estas presentaciones se llevan generalmente a cabo después de la cena en nuestra biblioteca/salón de usos múltiples y se trata de encuentros  informales con postres. Debido a las continuas precauciones relacionadas con COVID-19. podríamos organizar estas actividades en línea.

We are accepting applications from March 1, 2022, through April 15, 2022 (Midnight, PST) for 2022 residencies. Notification will be given at least two months before the residency period for which you've applied. 

Aceptaremos solicitudes desde el 1 de marzo del 2022 hasta el 15 de abril del 2022 (medianoche, PST) para residencias en el 2022. La notificación a los elegidos se realizará al menos dos meses antes del período de residencia para el que haya mandado su solicitud.

2022 RESIDENCY DATES

Residency sessions with openings will be held during the following two-week time periods:

  • July 31-August 14, 2022 (all genres)
  • August 28-September 11, 2022 (all genres)
  • September 17-September 25 (Spanish-language writers session with Seattle Escribe)
  • October 1-October 9, 2022 (parent writers/artists in all genres)
  • October 23-November 7, 2022 (all genres)

FECHAS DE RESIDENCIA 2022

Las sesiones de residencia con vacantes se llevarán a cabo durante los siguientes períodos de dos semanas:

  • 31 de julio al 14 de agosto de 2022 (todos los géneros)
  • 28 de agosto al 11 de septiembre de 2022 (todos los géneros)
  • 17 de septiembre al 25 de septiembre (sesión de escritores en español con Seattle Escribe)
  • Del 1 de octubre al 9 de octubre de 2022 (padres escritores/artistas en todos los géneros)
  • 23 de octubre al 7 de noviembre de 2022 (todos los géneros)

RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS

During 2022, we are able to offer 12 fellowships so writers and artists may attend residency at no cost. Otherwise, two-week residency costs $425 (mixed-genre residencies) and one-week sessions (for parent artists) cost $250.

BECAS DE RESIDENCIA

En el 2022, contamos con la capacidad de ofrecer 12 becas para que tanto escritores como artistas puedan asistir a la residencia libres de costo. Sin la financiación de esta beca, la residencia de dos semanas costaría $425 (residencias de género mixto) y las sesiones de una semana costarían $250.

Seattle Escribe celebrates Spanish literature and supports poets and writers who produce literature in Spanish. This year Seattle Escribe and Mineral School are partnering to offer a Spanish-specific writing residency to support four writers from within the United States so that they may attend a one-week all-Spanish residency during the third week of September 2022, during the heart of Hispanic Heritage Month. Poetry or prose writers who write, think, and speak fluent Spanish may apply. The fellowships also include travel assistance from points between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA along the I-5 corridor, if needed.

Seattle Escribe celebra la literatura en español y apoya a los poetas y escritores que producen literatura en español y que radican en los Estados Unidos. Este año, Seattle Escribe y Mineral School se han asociado para ofrecer la primera residencia de escritura en español de los Estados Unidos. Los  cuatro escritores ganadores asistirán a la residencia de una semana que se llevará a cabo en español, durante la tercera semana de septiembre del 2022, coincidiendo con el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Invitamos a escritores residentes en los EE. UU. con obras escritas en español en los géneros poesía y prosa a postularse. La beca también  incluye asistencia con el  traslado desde Portland (Oregón) Seattle (Washington) o alrededores.

June Dodge Fellowships are open to poets or writers from the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington) or the provinces of western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon) and whose work is inspired by adventure, travel, the outdoors, and a feisty won't-give-up spirit. Though named for a woman, applicants of any gender may apply! These fellowships fund a two-week residency and include transit to Mineral from Portland, Seattle, or points between on I-5.

The Tahoma Literary Review Fellowship will offer one writer of poetry or prose who identifies as part of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) community support for a two-week residency. The awarded recipient's work will also be published in the Tahoma Literary Review, which is supporting this fellowship and publication to recognize and uplift BIPOC voices. The fellowship also includes travel assistance from points between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA along the I-5 corridor, if needed.

The Mona Lisa Roberts Visual Artist Fellowship supports a two-week residency for one visual artist who self-identifies as LGBTQ+ and lives in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington) or the provinces of western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon). This fellowship funds a two-week residency any month and transit from Seattle, Portland, or points between. Depending on the medium and artist preference, the artist can work in the studio room where they sleep, spread out in the gym, or make the most of the outdoors.

The Erin Donovan Writing Fellowship supports one woman writer at midlife. A fan of small town culture, travel, dive bars, nature, wordplay, and late-night talks about the meaning of life, Erin Donovan lived with abandon. Her friends and family co-created a fellowship in her memory open to applicants from the states where Erin lived. This residency is open to a woman-identifying writer of poetry or prose living in Massachusetts, New York, Washington, or Oregon, who is at least 40, and whose writing expresses wit and compassion. This fellowship funds the two-week residency fee and offers travel reimbursement upon proof of travel purchase or mileage, up to $175 (OR/WA) or $400 (NY/MA).

Mineral School 2022 Residencies