Open Call

2025 Centrum Self-Directed Residencies


No Funding
Port Townsend, United States


Open to creative disciplines of all kinds, with facilities available to support inter-disciplinary arts, writing, printmaking, and small sculpture processes.

Number of Participants

5-12 residents per session


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2025 - December 20, 2025


  • $450.00 program fee (weekly)


Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Piano, Print Shop


Apartment, Cabin


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement


Animation, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Comedy, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Dance Groups, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Makers, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Video Games, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

Since 1980, the Centrum Self-Directed Reside program has welcomed hundreds of artists and creative thinkers to immerse themselves in the historic charm and natural beauty of Fort Worden. The campus has sweeping views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges, miles of wandering beach and forest trails, and a peppering of World War I–era batteries and bunkers. The land on which it sits and the waters that it borders are the traditional territory of the S’Klallam and Chemakum people. We strive to honor their thriving culture and sustain their homelands. Creative professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds can take advantage of charming cabins, studio spaces, and a town with a vibrant arts community. These self-directed residencies allow both individuals and collectives to customize experiences that range from creative solitary pursuits to collaborative productions.

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