Olseth Family Foundation Writers Residency

The Olseth Family Foundation Writers Residency was envisioned to provide Oregon writers with grants to work on their craft with purposeful intention in a retreat or workshop setting. Perhaps it’s getting the quietude needed to finish that novel or short story, maybe it’s a workshop with an author you admire; the purpose of the residency is to give individuals the chance to spend time away from their usual environs to focus on furthering their writing.

We encourage all types of writers to apply, as long as they’re Oregon residents and at least 21 years old. The grant covers lodging in the state of Oregon through a short term rental provider (i.e., AirBnB or VRBO), and a daily stipend for food and extras. Grantees will be able to choose their own accommodations, but the Foundation can provide suggestions if requested.

Four grants will be awarded for 2025.