Rivendell offers partially subsidized stays for writers of all genres selected through our online application process. The cost to writers is $250 per week, requiring a two-week minimum or one-month maximum stay. Residencies run Monday-Monday (3 PM arrival, 10 AM departure).
All new applicants are considered for the fellowship programs listed below.
The following schedule outlines our 2018 application periods and residency availability:
We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 residencies.
Application Period: July 1-December 31, 2017
- January 15-29
- January 29-February 12
- February 12-26
- February 26-March 12
Application Period: November 1, 2017-April 30, 2018
- July 16-30
- July 30-August 13
- August 6-20
Application Period: March 1-August 31, 2018
- September 10-24
- September 24-October 8
- October 8-22
- November 12-26
- November 26-December 10
- December 10-24
- December 17-31
We offer several fellowships for first-time residents to cover the cost of a two-week residency. Meals are not included. If selected for a fellowship, applicants may request a residency extending beyond the two weeks covered by the award.
Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship
This fellowship, honoring the benefactor of Rivendell Writers’ Colony, is awarded to a writer who encourages spiritual growth, healing, and care through his or her work. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)
Wendell Berry New Agrarian Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to a writer seeking to have an impact on the care of the land. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. By invitation only. ($500)
William Alexander II & Lisa Percy Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to a poet. It covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)
Frank & Pardis Stitt Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to a writer in the culinary arts. It covers a two-week residency and includes a $250 stipend. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($750)
Sustainable Arts Foundation 2017 Fellowship for Parents
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP IS NOW CLOSED. This fellowship, generously funded by the Sustainable Arts Foundation, is awarded to a writer with a child (or children) age 12 or younger. This fellowship covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)