Creative
Residency

Our program nurtures artists, designers, writers, makers, scholars, and activists in a ritual-centered, supportive environment. We hold space for humans to explore their one precious life on this planet through meaning-making and legacy, no matter how big or small. Our live/work space invites you to unpack, contemplate, and transcend new levels of alignment and reverence in your work. You and your creations are ever-changing and interacting, and as a person-in-process, on this wild planet, no one has the lens you do.

Contemplative, highly generative, and informed by somatic inquiry, you will explore opportunities for creative expansion and reclamation through work, rest, and play. Before arriving, you and founder Victoria will build a nest that facilitates your time here. The nest will foster your personal and creative needs at Gentle Season, which may include rituals, daily prompts, mentorship, nature immersions, meditation, and bodywork. At the end of your stay, you will have the option to showcase your work in our tiny gallery space, open to the public for a day.

Duration
1-2 weeks
Price
$200-$350 per week
*Sliding-scale, scholarships available

COVID-19 Policy: Our physical residency is closed due to the pandemic, but please check back in the summer.

Apply to our virtual residency

Winter applications closed. Apply in Spring 2021.

Gentle Season is nestled in our big backyard surrounded by trees, beautiful flora, two cuddly dogs, and a meditation garden filled with hydrangeas. A short two minute stroll will get you to historic Warren Street, Hudson’s quaint but exciting downtown sprinkled with art galleries, concept shops, foodie hot spots, antique shops, and brimming with creatives from all genres of life. A 5 minute trot from the residency will also lead you to the Hudson River, overlooking the Catskill Mountains and luscious forests.

The surrounding Hudson Valley region offers unlimited access to gorgeous trails, waterfalls, escapes into the mountains, ski resorts, hidden gems, and historic little towns that will make you swoon. If you don’t have a car, founder Victoria will happily take you on a forest bathing adventure. The train station is a quick jaunt away and can take you to New York City in 2 hours and to several charming towns along the river.

The Hudson community is close-knit, progressive, super LGBTQIA+ friendly, and has a wonderful Mayor, Kamal Johnson.

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  • Martin Van Buren House
  • Time & Space Ltd
  • The Maker
  • Won Dharma Center
  • Sadhana Center
  • Art Omi
  • Opus 40
  • Sonder
  • Suarez Brewery
  • Coopers Daughter’s Spirits
  • Churchtown Dairy
  • Random Harvest
  • Great Barrington, MA (45 min away!)
  • Lake Taghkanic and Taghkanic State Park
  • Copake Lake
  • Poet’s Walk Park
  • Hunter Mountain Ski Resort
  • Montgomery House Walk
  • Hudson Farmers Market
  • Greenport Conservation

Tiny House Amenities

  • Comfy pull out bed that converts back into a sofa with extra storage beneath for your supplies
  • Shelves and additional cubbies beneath the seating area
  • Fully stocked kitchenette with two burners, fridge, sink, and plenty of cooking utensils
  • Giant hand built table to use to your creative advantage
  • Toilet, shower, body wash, and towels
  • Heat and air conditioning unit
  • Accessibility ramp and accommodations
In person applications closed

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