Escape To Create is based in the picturesque walking community of Seaside, FL. Four-week sessions are available to professional artists working in the literary and musical arts, scholarship, visual, multi-media and interdisciplinary arts. 2013 residency sessions are: January 3 – 31 OR February 1 – March 1.
The heart of the Escape To Create experience is the gift of time and place to artists fully engaged in creative ideas. Housed in private cottages donated in support of their projects, artists enjoy complete immersion in their work balanced with opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue in an intimate group setting. Area restaurants and European style markets provide E2C’s weekly “soup kitchen”, a tradition that brings the group of no more than eight artists together in the casual intimacy of a private home. E2C artists are celebrated in programs and salons produced as community service. Readings, performances, lectures, and exhibits take place in the intimate venues, each distinguished for architectural design. Educational outreach brings a larger world to schools located in an underserved county. And just a short stroll away, the stunning beauty and quiet solitude of the Gulf of Mexico is a constant source of creative inspiration, reflection, and renewal.
Writers of fiction, non-fiction, film, theatre and scholarship are asked to submit as a pdf file one complete chapter or short story or no more than 30 numbered, double- spaced pages. A brief description is also requested to explain the context of the sample, no longer than one page.
Each artist receives a $100 weekly stipend. Weekly group dinners in a home environment are provided. Transportation to grocer, hardware, local events, artist presentations, etc. is provided. Bicycles are also furnished.
Artists are required to contribute community service such as a reading, a performance, a lecture, exhibit or workshop, etc. and are asked to consider availability for one school visitation or teaching session.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611