North Mountain is a residency program that supports creative practices by encouraging research, conversation, and risk-taking.

We are located in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, not far from Washington, DC. We provide comfortable studio and living space for variable durations. Residents have access to large outdoor wooded & open areas, research assistance, small group critiques & studio visits, and simple bread making supplies & skills. While on site, residents are encouraged to engage in the ecologies & cultures of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.

We invite applications from individuals and small groups working in all types of creative practices.

The deadline for the 2017 season has passed. Please check back with us next year for the 2018 open call.

North Mountain acknowledges the inequities that exists in art fields and creative professions. We feel we must take mindful and resolute steps to address these commonplace inequities that are often made invisible. For this reason, we try our best to develop programming for people from communities that have been historically oppressed or marginalized.