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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

WHAT
Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented individuals to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires individuals working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming.

WHO
Creative thinkers from throughout the United States and around the world; residencies are awarded by juried panels for two to eight weeks.

WHEN
Hambidge’s Residency Program opens mid-February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January. Application deadlines are:

  • Apply from December 1st through January 15th for the May through August residency period.
  • Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September through December residency period.
  • Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period.

FEES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Resident Fellows pay $250 per week (of the $1500 per week cost)

Limited Distinguished Fellowships for first-time residents (unless otherwise noted) are available. These provide a $700 stipend and remove the fees for two weeks of a residency (You are free to request a residency lasting longer than those two weeks.).

The Distinguished Fellowships vary in each application period. The Fellowships available for each session are listed in the Financial Assistance section of that session's application.

    STUDIOS
    Hambidge has 9 rustic and secluded cottage/studios which provide living and working space, feature great views, lots of privacy, kitchens and bathrooms. NOTE: There is no internet or cell service in the studios. Each studio has a phone for emergency, local and incoming calls only. Wi-fi is available 24/7 in Lucinda's Rock House. Click here for photos of the studios.

    MEALS
    Resident Fellows gather each evening Tuesday through Friday in Lucinda’s Rock House for delicious meals prepared by our talented chef. All meals are vegetarian, with the occasional exception of fish being served.

    SETTING
    Hambidge is located on 600 pristine acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring nature trails, meadows, waterfalls, a swimming hole, an abundance of wild flowers and crisp, clean mountain air.

    APPLICATION
    See the requirements and apply online here.