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Town Hall Residencies

Artists & Scholars In-Residence

Every year, Town Hall selects exceptional local artists and scholars for paid residencies where they engage with Town Hall programs and collaborate with our programming team to develop original events for the community.

Gretchen Yanover

Fall 2021 Artist-In-Residence

Gretchen Yanover is a Seattle cellist who performs as a soloist on electric cello and looping pedal — a tool that changed her musical life and inspired her to improvise and compose — in addition to her acoustic cello performance and recording work. Yanover has performed for Earshot Jazz Festival and TEDx Seattle, has had compositions commissioned by Seattle Pacific University and University of Oregon, and has created music for and performed with LeVar Burton for LeVar Burton Reads live. She is a member of Northwest Sinfonietta orchestra and serves on their DEI task force. In addition to being the Town Hall Seattle 2021 Fall Artist-in-Residence, Yanover was the recipient of a Shunpike Artist residency. She has four solo albums to date.

Samantha Allen

Fall 2021 Podcast Artist-In-Residence

Samantha Allen is the author of Patricia Wants to Cuddle and the Lambda Literary Award finalist Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. A GLAAD Award-winning journalist, Samantha’s writing has been published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, and more.

Her original podcast Beasts of Seattle is a 6-part podcast series that examines the intertwined human-animal history of our area through the lens of six wondrous, wild things. Samantha takes the listener on a journey through time and across species in interviews with artists, ecologists, chefs, historians, and more.

Image with words Beasts of Seattle and drawings of animals

Past Resident Events

Sat 11/14, 2015, 6:00pm
Artist in Residence
C. Davida Ingram
Scratch Night
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6:00PM
Sat 11/7, 2015, 6:00pm
Scholar in Residence
Brangien Davis
Scratch Night
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 6:00PM
Thu 6/18, 2015, 7:30pm
Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
In Residence: Findings
Thursday, June 18, 2015, 7:30PM
Tue 6/11, 2013, 7:30pm
Pharos Editions Debut
Sherman Alexie, Jess Walter & Jonathan Evison with Paul Constant
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:30PM

Timothy White Eagle

Spring 2021 Artist-In-Residence

Timothy White Eagle is a mixed-race, undocumented, urbanized Indigenous American artist and storyteller who was raised by adoptive white parents in working class Montesano, Washington. He was adopted at birth, and due to the circumstances of his adoption is not a registered member of any tribe.

His art practices craft experiences and objects designed to heal both creator and audience, with his preferred mediums including objects, photography, performance, and installed stage. “All of my artwork stems from a ritual practice,” White Eagle said, in a video produced by The Stranger last spring. “I, with my work, am looking to heal parts of myself and parts of my community, and I have spent the last 20 years in some pretty intense environments learning about ritual and learning about traditional practice.”

Application Open!

Fall 2021 Artist-In-Residence

Town Hall Seattle is seeking an Artist in Residence for Fall 2021. For our next resident, we’re seeking a sound or musical artist to work with us. Some of our past musical artists in residence have included Tomo Nakayama and Ahamefule Oluo. If you are a sound or musical artist based in Seattle, or King County, we welcome you to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to check out Town Hall’s calendar of events.

Town Hall Seattle is prioritizing applicants that come from historically under-represented communities. Creators of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Residency Details:
September – December 2021
Stipend: $3,000 + up to $1,000 in production support.
Additional benefits: access to Town Hall’s facilities and events.

Apply below. Applications due by September 6, 2021. Applications will close at 5 p.m.


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