Writer-in-Residence Program

Rivendell offers partially subsidized stays for writers of all genres selected through our rolling application process. The cost to writers is $250 per week, requiring a two-week minimum or one-month maximum stay. All new applicants are considered for the fellowship programs listed below with the exception of the Sustainable Arts Foundation 2017 Fellowship for Parents. The online application for the SAF Fellowship will open on April 1. We will update this page with the link to apply then.

Writer-in-Residence Fellowships

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

This fellowship, generously funded by the Sustainable Arts Foundation, is awarded to a writer with a child (or children) age 12 or younger. This residency requires a special online application which will open on April 1. We will update this page with the link to apply then. The application period runs from April 1-May 31 for residencies September-December, 2017. This fellowship covers a two-week residency. Awardees are responsible for their own meals. ($500)