Centrum’s Artist Residency Program was established in 1980 as a resource for artists and creative thinkers of all genres. We are located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, in the beautiful and inspiring setting of Fort Worden State Park, which is nestled in the Victorian seaport and arts community of Port Townsend.

Noted for its community wide support of arts and culture, Port Townsend is an ideal place for the kind of self directed retreats enjoyed by successful residency applicants. Residency projects can be focused on a single genre or be a multidisciplinary undertaking, and might be the creative work of an individual or encompass the collaborative work of a group. In partnership with Washington State Parks, Centrum is able to offer an opportunity to selected artists to live and work in this breathtaking setting at a significantly reduced cost.