Open Call

Lacawac Sanctuary Spring Residency Program

Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center

No Funding
Lake Ariel, United States


Lacawac affirms its commitment to acceptance, diversity and inclusion. We welcome all participants regardless of sexual orientation, color or creed. It is our deep commitment to promote the arts to through a greater equity, sustainability, and interconnectedness. Lacawac seeks to broaden accessibility to the residency experience. We strategically integrate artistic experimentation through collaborative scientific research and works that transcend the limits of traditional disciplines and create new approaches to address the major issues of our time. Our program helps establish a more equitable world by cultivating creativity, community and leadership. edit.

Number of Participants

Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary for either one or two weeks. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and limited studio space is provided. Artists are provided: * a comfortable, rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House * access 545-acres which includes a glacial lake, 2 ponds, shore access to Lake Wallenpaupack, ledges natural area, and forests. * interaction with scientists conducting research at Lacawac (May, June, July and early August).


No deadline


May 12, 2019 - May 24, 2019


  • $10.00 application fee
  • $300.00 program fee


Co-Working, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs



Acting, Activists, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Dance, Design, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Jewelry, Journalism, Literature, Mixed Reality, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Scientists, Sculpture, Theatre, Thinkers, Visual Arts



Program Description

Where Nature, History and Creativity Meet ​ Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located near Lake Ariel Town in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Sanctuary’s property covers 545 acres, includes a pristine glacial lake, Lake Lacawac and its watershed; two ponds, arboreal bogs, forests with hiking trails, and a Camp Lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Artists provide their own transportation and take care of their meals while at Lacawac. The lodge and ice house are well equipped with cookware and dishes and all necessary kitchen amenities. Both the lodge and ice house have wireless internet. Residents should bring a laptop if they so desire. A telephone is available in lodge and coulter visitor center. Residents should have a calling card or pre-paid phone card if they wish to place long-distance calls. Cell phone connection is generally available at Lacawac.

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