Dorland Mountain Arts Colony Residency: (rolling)

ELIGIBILITY: Residencies are intended as professional development opportunities for artists, writers, composers and photographers. Artistic merit and promise are the basis for selections. All artists ages 21 and over who desire time alone in a natural setting to pursue creative work are encouraged to apply. COLLABORATORS & COUPLES: Collaborators applying for a residency must submit individual applications. DURATION OF RESIDENCY: Residency proposals may be as short as one week or as long as three months. DEADLINES: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to requested dates (exceptions may be made) and are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that availability of dates for residencies changes constantly and dates often fill quickly. Candidates for residency are reviewed in order of Dorland's receipt of the completed applications.

ACCEPTANCE: A rotating panel of arts and humanities professionals conduct an independent review of applications and supporting material on a rolling basis. Final acceptance of residency is at the sole discretion of Dorland. Notification is by email.


US funds only. Make checks payable to Dorland. Pay with credit card or Paypal using our website page: $40 Application Fee (first time residents only) $100 Security Deposit (pay on website or by check dated with your first day of residency.) $325-$450 Per week (7 nights) See: $1100-$1400 Per four weeks (28 nights) See webpage above.

• If accepted, a Residency Contract will be sent to you by email with residency and payment details.

• To secure residency dates: A nonrefundable payment equal to 1 week’s fee (or 1/3 total fee for residencies 3 wks or longer) and return of signed contract will be required.

• 60 days before your arrival date: Full payment of residency fee, the signed Residency Contract and the $100 security deposit (paid on website or by check dated with your first day of residency) are due.

• Collaborators will pay ½ of the residency fee. The Security Deposit total will be increased to $150.

• Residents are responsible for travel and shipping expenses to and from Dorland as well as personal and artistic expenses.

• Major credit card or checking account must be placed on file to cover any resident damage to property. CANCELLATION, DATE CHANGES AND REFUND POLICIES:

• Up to 60 days before the residency (after the nonrefundable payment is made and/or contract received) changes in residency dates or cottages may be considered based on availability and payment of a rescheduling fee of $50.

• Between 60 and 40 days before the residency there are no refunds, but rescheduling may be considered based on availability and payment of a rescheduling fee of $75.

• Within 40 days of the residency no refunds or rescheduling will be made. No refunds will be given for late arrival or early departure.

LOCATION: Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is set on three hundred acres along a northern ridge of Palomar Mountain range overlooking the Temecula Valley in Riverside County, Southern California. Dorland is about one hundred miles south of Los Angeles and sixty miles north of San Diego. T

RANSPORTATION: Renting a car is encouraged as there is much to explore in the surrounding area. If you choose not to rent a car, Temecula Air Shuttle provides a reasonable shuttle service between San Diego Airport and Temecula. The shuttle can take you to Dorland or to a drop-off in Temecula where staff can pick you up by pre-arrangement and take you shopping on the way to Dorland. Greyhound Bus service is also available. If you do not have access to a car during your residency, Dorland staff will take you to a shopping area 1x per week. Please let us know at least a week before your arrival, by what means and approximately when you will be arriving at Dorland.

FACILITIES: Residents are housed in one of four individual, furnished cottages.

• Markham and Horton cottages have a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, gas oven and microwave, full bathroom with tub and shower, separate bedroom (Markham has a queen bed; Horton has a full bed,) a workroom/living area with 2 small portable heaters and a wood burning stove (wood is furnished by Dorland), and a covered porch with magnificent mountain, canyon or Temecula Valley views. Horton has a Steinway piano.

• Both Connors and Zachai cottages have open studio floor plans with baseboard heaters, a kitchen area with full refrigerator, a 2-burner stove top, microwave/convection combo, bathroom with shower, twin bed and pull-out trundle bed, covered porch with views

• All cottages have: o sheets and towels o windows with screens and blinds that provide good ventilation. o a single window air conditioning unit and a standing fan o small appliances including coffee pot for flat bottom filters, rice cooker, blender, toaster, dishes, pots, pans, etc. o a minimum starter of basic needs such as some condiments, toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels, cleaning supplies. You may bring more supplies or purchase in town. o a cottage notebook containing information regarding safety, flora and fauna, the grounds, trails, and community amenities. o a key is provided to your cottage at registration and we recommend you lock your cottage when you go for a walk on the grounds or leave the property.

• Available on request o easels and tarps, o keyboard and music stand

• You should bring: o Sturdy shoes, flashlight, personal items

PERSONNEL ON THE GROUNDS: Caretaker/Artist-in Residence Robert Willis and his wife Director Janice Cipriani-Willis live on the premises and are usually available. Assistant Director Ledda Barducci is here Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons and evenings. All four cottages are usually occupied. INTERNET AND OFFICE SERVICES: Free internet is available in the cottages. Most cell phones have good reception here. Limited copying, scanning and printing services are available in the office by request. GROUNDS: There is a reflecting pond, a small lake, and some short trails on the premises. A hiking stick, cell phone, long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended due to rough ground and brush. Longer trails are available within a few miles. AMENITIES: Facilities available in the nearby city of Temecula include grocery stores, Saturday morning farmers’ market, pharmacies, laundry facilities, yoga studios, art supply stores, parks, theaters, restaurants, shopping malls, wineries, and antique stores.

Jamie Earnest