Applications Now Being Accepted For 2015/16 Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/16 Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency. Started last year, this residency in the historic building at the Seattle Center gives new creators and collaborators an opportunity to explore the seeds of creation. “The goal of this program is not to create a final, polished product,” said Playhouse Manager Liisa Spink. “We want to give artists time and space to incubate an idea or concept and explore it. We also see this as part of being on campus at the Seattle Center and providing a public benefit to the Seattle community.”

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is open to anyone over the age of 18, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, students, and others. The lead artist applying must be a Washington State resident. Applications are available at

The 2014/15 residencies were awarded to Coleman Pester and Nico Tower, Wesley K. Andrews and Jess K. Smith, Angelina Baldoz and KT Shores, Alice Gosti, Jessica Hatlo and Rosa Vissers (PE|Mo), Charles McCall and Adriana Compoy, Julia Greenway and Jessica Hoffman, Strawberry Theater Workshop, and Carl Lawrence.

The 2015/16 recipients will be selected and announced in July.

About Cornish Playhouse

The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is a vibrant theatrical and educational facility, a landmark of modern architecture built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Operated by Cornish College of the Arts as its most high-profile venue, the Cornish Playhouse has both a 478-seat main auditorium and 150-seat black-box theater, The Marleen and Kenny Alhadeff Studio Theater (formerly known as the Cornish Playhouse Studio). Besides being used by all academic departments for both performing and visual arts presentations, the Cornish Playhouse also hosts more than 38 nonprofits annually for plays, presentations, and other events.

More About Cornish College of the Arts

The Cornish Centennial Commencement will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. Cornish College of the Arts awards Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in art, dance, design, performance production and theater, a Bachelor of Music, and a post-graduate Artist Diploma in Early Music.

Since its beginning 100 years ago in Seattle, the College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who followed her, believed in education through exposure to all the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curriculum and community involvement today. Cornish is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.