Spring: May 11-23
Summer: June 10-21
LGBT Residency: July 15-26
Parent Residency : August 4-10
Writing Residency: August 26-30
Fall: October 21-November 1
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.
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).
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.
Information on restaurants, grocery stores and other conveniences will be provided when individuals are accepted for a residency. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The staff of Lacawac Sanctuary will do everything in our power to make each residency at Lacawac inspired, productive, and rejuvenating.
The cost of the residency is $200 per week. If you are attending a two week residency, $200 is due at time of acceptance. The remaining is due prior to arrival. If you are attending a week long residency, the total fee is due upon acceptance. Lacawac accepts personal checks made out to Lacawac Sanctuary or credit card payments (see button above).
Application Process and Acceptance
There are no hard deadlines for the submission of applications.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling process. There is a $10 application fee (See link above).
All applicants will be notified of their acceptance via the e-mail provided on the application. If accepted into the program, Lacawac will provide further details on lodging.
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.