The annual Emerging Artist Residency and Emerging Writers Residency take place in October and are for artists residing in the Northwest region who are at pivotal and early stages of their professional careers. Artists may be recent graduates, have a limited exhibition/publication history, or come from a non-traditional path in the arts and writing. Artists must be residents of British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington, and have a demonstrated commitment to artistic practice. Finalists are selected by an independent panel of jurors. Finalists receive a $1500 stipend, a month of private work and lodging space, and access to studio visits by regional curators and artists. Applications are accepted separately for the Emerging Artist Residency and the Emerging Writers Residency.