Grin City's Spring 2016 Residency 

Grinnell, Iowa, United States

3- and 6-week residencies available for writers and artists as part of Grin City's last year being hosted on the Lacina Farmstead. 

Grin City Collective's Artists & Writers Residency Program offers 3-week or 6-week long residencies for writers, visual and performance artists on a 320-acre farm in Central Iowa. Residents receive a private studio, bedroom and a collaborative working atmosphere. Artists over the age of 21 at any stage of their career may apply.

Grin City is above all a collaborative, supportive working atmosphere. We welcome artists interested in exposure to rural America and local agriculture and those who wish to share their creative work with this community.

*3-week or 6-week long residencies for writers, visual and performance artists

*Residency fees: $200/week for individual studio + bedroom


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Grin City Collective
3633 Hwy 146
Iowa, United States

Grin City Collective Artist & Writers Residency

Grin City Collective, a project space and artist residency on a working farm, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among artists and makers of all sorts and engages in public programming for diverse audiences.

From April - October, Grin City's artist residency program welcomes writers, visual and performance artists for stays of 3 or 6 weeks. Residents are provided housing and individual studio space on the Grin City farm complex in Grinnell, Iowa. Up to nine people can be a part of Grin City Collective at any point in time, with over 40 residents visiting annually. 

In addition to receiving creative time and space, writers may elect to work collaboratively with Grin City staff on social practice and public art projects within the local communities. These projects have taken many forms including pop-up galleries, dinners, murals, dance parties, site-specific installations, and new public writing opportunities at area libraries. Writers can also elect to learn about farm-to-table living with our Farm Outreach Program working with Grin City's organic Middle Way Farm.