Individual Artist and Group/Organizational Residencies

Individual Artist Residencies

Artist residencies are interdisciplinary in nature, and balance group activity, personal work time, facilitated conversation, with the exchange of work and performance. We strive to include artists from diverse backgrounds and communities. Residencies are structured around the artists’ specific project needs. Days are self-directed, and could include individual/team work, afternoon excursions or on-site activity, dinners and evening gatherings with resident artists.

Access to dramaturgical conversations and feedback with TLC Director and Dramaturg Liz Engelman is available to any artist who is interested.

Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. For our Individual Residencies, artists are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance.  For these residencies we cannot guarantee child-care, though we are happy to help resident artist parents find part-time childcare for their stay, should this make their residency possible.

2020 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 15-21/June 22-28/June 29-July 5/August 3-9/September 21-27

Group and Organizational Residencies

TLC offers residency and retreat opportunities for artistic groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, strategize, plan, and reflect together in community.

If you are interested in hosting a Group or Organizational Residency/Retreat, please contact us directly at between October 1-November 30, 2019 - the earlier the better!

Application and Selection Timeline

October 1, 2019: Applications available

November 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST: Application deadline

February 1, 2020: Notification deadline

Applications are accepted from artists 18 years or older at the time of application.


Once your application has been accepted, we will send you your registration form to complete.

When we have received your completed form and your down payment of 1/2 your residency fee, we will confirm your residency spot.

Our Cancellation Policy

Your full payment for your residency is due by June 1.

If for some reason you are not able to join us for your residency, please immediately notify TLC in writing.

If we can fill your residency spot before June 1, we will refund your deposit minus a $125 cancellation fee. If we are unable to fill your spot, there will be no refund of your payment.

If you cancel after June 1, and we are able to fill your residency spot, you will receive a refund of your deposit. If we are unable to fill your spot, there will be no refund.