PAUPACK TWP. - Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station and Environmental Education Center has announced the 2018 dates for artists’ residences:

Spring:  May 13- May 26

Summer I:  June 3 - June 16

Summer II: July 8 - July 21

Parent Residency :  August 5- August 11

LGBTQ Residency: August 19- September 1

Fall: September 2- September 14.

Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located in the Lake Ariel area, along the northwest shore of Lake Wallenpaupack.

The Sanctuary’s property covers 545 acres, includes a pristine glacial lake, Lake Lacawac and its watershed; two ponds, arboreal bogs, forests with hiking trails, and a Camp Lodge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Each year professional or aspiring artists are selected to spend time at Lacawac Sanctuary. During the residencies, artists are free to produce their artwork using the inspiration of the beauty that is Lacawac. Housing and modest studio space is provided.

The staff of Lacawac Sanctuary will do everything in our power to make each residency at Lacawac inspired, productive, and rejuvenating, according to Heidi Van Leuven, Residency Director.

The cost of the residency is $150 per week. If you are attending a two week residency, $150 is due at time of acceptance. The remaining is due prior to arrival. If you are attending a week long residency, the total fee is due upon acceptance. Lacawac accepts personal checks made out to Lacawac Sanctuary or credit card payments. 

Application process

There are no hard deadlines for the submission of applications. However it is strongly recommended that applications be submitted by February 15th for Spring Residnecy, April 15 for Summer Residencies (including Parent and LGBTQ) and July 1 for Fall Residency. Applications are reviewed on a rolling process. There is a $10 application fee.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial via mail or e-mail provide on the application. If accepted into the program, Lacawac will provide further details on the program and on lodging. 

For more information email residency@lacawac.orgl read the Residency Blog at or visit the website at The Sanctuary office may be contacted at 570-689-9494.