Applications Now Being Accepted For 2016/17 Arts Incubator Residency

Seattle, WA – Applications are now being accepted for the 2016/17 Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency. Over the last two years, these residencies have given artists in multiple disciplines the opportunity to explore their art and develop works. “This year, up to four groups will be selected to participate in the Arts Incubator Residency. They will receive free rental space at the Playhouse to incubate new and exciting ideas,” 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 must be submitted by June 10, 2016. The form and more information about the program is available at

Past residencies have been awarded to JuJu Kusanagi, Veronica Lee-Baik, Alice Gosti, 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, Carl Lawrence, and Hannah Simmons.

The 2016/17 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.