The Artist Residency Program is simply 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 week. 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 3:00p to Friday at 12:00p. Artists receive reduced weekly rates ranging from $200-$450/week, depending on the season and your accommodation.
After participating in our residency, we respectfully ask that you acknowledge the “Sou’wester Artist Residency Program” in the final product of the work created during your stay and take time to fill out an EXIT INTERVIEW.
You will also be added to our Artist Residency Archive, a beautifully curated gallery of the works and bios of our residents. (Please note, this is a work in progress and has not yet launched.)
A new intimate view of the art and artists that stay with us.
The Champion: Analog Recording Studio
The Champion is a 1968 Ford motor home converted to an analog recording studio by Samuel Farrell of Curly Cassettes. It is rentable nightly or weekly as part of the Artist Residency Program. This trailer accommodates 2 people max, either sleeping on the twin-sized bed with a 4-inch foam pad or converting the seating area into a full-sized bed with the couch cushions. Guests have access to the Outdoor Kitchen and private/public shower and bathroom in the nearby Pavilion.
Gear is rotating and will change as time progresses and the waves keep rolling in. Residents are encouraged to bring their own microphones, instruments, and recording devices/ laptops. Generally, the studio comes equipped with:
- Basic microphones (SM-57/SM-58) and cables.
- Two built-in guitar amplifiers (can be mic’d or use direct out)
- Vintage Califone Record Player/ Tube Amp
- Short scale (64 key) Marco Polo acoustic piano!
- Milkcrate full of percussion
- 2 Track Tascam Porta Studio
Ana Anu – Author of “Mona Mona Mona”
Aaron Semer – Singer-Songwriter
Worked on his album “Cape Disappointment” during residence.
Zachary Reno – Photographer