Our Artist Residency program offers reduced weekly rates for people wishing to devote themselves to their creative pursuits.

The Sou’wester offers the perfect setting for a supportive and distraction-free retreat. The program suits all kinds of artists from writers, musicians, visual artists, craftsmen, cooks, engineers, and more. It is available year-round and generally runs from Sunday at 4:00p to Friday at 11:00a. Rates range from $200 to $575/week (+taxes and fees), depending on the season and your accommodation. *We do not charge a fee to apply to our residency.


We are seeking artist educators with specialties in printmaking, ceramics, traditional crafts and more! Spend some time on your own creative pursuits then branch out into the community and teach a workshop! 

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer & Fall sessions. You can choose between teaching a 1, 2 or 3-day workshop depending on season. This teaching residency is open to the use of either The Sou’wester Pavilion or our fully equipped ceramics studio, Ilwaco Artworks.

Wellness Residencies coming 2024…

The Champion is a 1968 Ford motor home turned analog recording studio. Available to rent nightly or weekly.

Sou’wester TV is a series of micro-documentaries of artists & wellness practitioners-in-residence.

Coming Soon… a beautifully curated website and gallery featuring the archived works and bios of our residents.