Hot Springs, North Carolina, United States
Range from 4 days to 4 weeks
As an emerging community-based organization, Azule has developed a retreat and residency program for performers, writers, architects, builders, musicians, and artists of all types. Azule’s mission is "to provide an environment where artists and community meet, work and learn together through the arts in their many forms".
Located on 35 rural acres in Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, their facility is the result of decades of work by local craftsmen, using predominantly locally harvested or reused materials and constructed with traditional techniques.
Residents are each provided a private room, a separate workspace, and expansive views of the Appalachian mountains. The remainder of the structure is communal and includes a full kitchen, dining area, library, and various side rooms and open spaces that serve as work space, gathering space, and studio space as needed. Residents are invited to enjoy a retreat from everyday life where there is time and space to relax, dream, and create.
Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed four times annually; March 1st, May 1st, August 15th, November 15th.
In addition to hosting artist residencies, Azule occasionally hosts shorter events such as potlucks and weekend skillshares. These events can bring in larger groups that will share the Azule space for the duration of the event. Artists in residence are welcome and encouraged to join in on these events
APT special offer: APT artists receive a 10% discount on all Azule residencies. Apply at azule.org/residency-application and note APT affiliation on your application to receive this discount.