hat do Quentin Tarantino’s Resevoir Dogs
, Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
, and the musical Grey Gardens
have in common? All of these works were created during a residency at an artist retreat.*
Through the decades artist communities have provided support to artists as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, James Baldwin, Ruth Reichl, Robert Rauschenberg, David Sedaris, Meredith Monk, Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Langston Hughes, Merce Cunningham, Flannery O’Connor, Milton Avery, Bob Dylan, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Gilbert, Aaron Copeland, Truman Capote, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, David Foster Wallace, Patricia Highsmith, and Bill T. Jones.
If you’re an artist struggling to find free time for your creative work, then a stay at an artist retreat may be just the solution for you.