Escape to Create Residency / Deadline: July 9, 2018


The white sandy beaches of Northwest Florida are the stunning backdrop to the picturesque walking community of Seaside. Gracious cottage accommodations support full immersion in work with the Gulf of Mexico a constant source of inspiration, reflection, and renewal.  Time slows while walking or biking along miles of scenic coastal paths. Round table dinners, enjoyed in the ambiance of a private home, are a favorite weekly tradition among “Escapees.” Architecturally distinct venues provide intimate settings for showcasing the creative work of our artists. These and many other gifts from our community create an unforgettable multi-disciplinary creative retreat.

Escape to Create is dedicated to supporting the creative endeavors of our artists in a vibrant community setting. After 26 seasons, our objectives remain unchanged:

  • To foster the creation of work that transforms, teaches, and inspires.
  • To provide an environment that supports our artists’ creative goals.
  • To advance the role of artists in community life.

Two multi-disciplinary sessions are open to professional artists and scholars working in literary, music and theatre arts; visual, multi-media and interdisciplinary arts; scholars of architecture, history, and environmental and cultural studies. Escape to Create has special interest in supporting the work of emerging to mid-career artists and scholars.

For more information about how to apply please visit their website: