Peaked Hill Trust Residency Program

About the Program

Residencies in PHT’s Arts and Sciences Program consists of one to two week stays in the dunes. In addition to supporting projects in the visual arts, the residency program is designed to encourage a broad sweep of creative projects in the arts and sciences.

Examples of general category areas are listed below. For the application categories that follow, please submit paragraphs detailing your project, how working in the dunes will enhance your project and its value to PHT’s program. All awardees will display their work in a group show in September, 2019. It is therefore very important that you clearly explain how your work will be presented/displayed. If possible, please include examples of your work and a resume with the application.

Please email your materials to the Peaked Hill Trust at before 15 March 2018.
Residents will be notified by 15 April. Deposits need by 30 April to secure your place.

General Categories For Arts and Sciences

Architecture; Healing arts; Environmental (engineering); Environmental (naturalist, nature writing); Junior naturalist; Acting/plays; Dance; Music; Journalism; Science (marine, terrestrial); Cultural/historic (history, literature, fiction, poetry, fine arts).

The Shacks

• Small (one of them has only a single bed); Not directly on the water; No plumbing (although there is a rather nice outhouse); Dry sink, gas fridge and hot plate.
• No insulation (hot or cold as outside may be); Water pump at some distance from shack.
• No housekeeping services; Free assortment of mosquitoes, mice, snakes, voles, ticks.
• You are on your own, it rains in on occasion; there are no dogs or cats allowed (very sorry).

Shack Life

In your plans and preparations, remember that you will be hauling all your own belongings, plus food, in and out of the shack, on your own. If the PHT truck is functional you will get a ride out to the shack, but the primary job of the caretaker who will drive you is as a caretaker for the shack, and to introduce you to what you need to know to live lightly in the dunes.

You will get much more detailed information prior to going out to the shack, including what to bring, and what not to bring (the shacks are rather well equipped with kitchen things, blankets, and the like). By accepting an offered week, you are agreeing to be responsible for the shack for that period of time. That means that when you, leave, the shack needs to be left in as good or better shape than when you got there.

You are also agreeing to send work either made during the residency or inspired by it for inclusion in the 2019 show.

Please note that applicants who have never participated in this program will have priority over past Arts & Sciences residents. Prior residents are encouraged to become members of Peaked Hill Trust and to enter the yearly lottery for a shack.

One week Residencies at Zara’s
Date Fee
5/19 - 5/26 $200
10/13 - 10/20 $200

Two Week Residencies at Ray Wells
Date Fee
6/2 - 6/16 $550
6/30 - 7/14 $750
7/28- 8-11 $750
8-25 - 9/8 $750


Please include the following information:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • E-Mail
  • Program of Interest
  • Project Summary
  • Describe How Working in the Dunes Will Enhance Your Work
  • Describe How Your Work Will be Presented/Displayed
  • List Your First Three Date/Location Choices
  • Please include examples of your work and a resume with the application

Last updated: March 26, 2018

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