How to Apply: Creative Retreats

The Civita Institute is currently accepting applications for 2022 Creative Retreats. Please review ALL information on our website before applying. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 

Thank you for your interest in the Civita Institute!

The 2022 Creative Retreat applications are now closed.
Please check our website for periodic updates.


April 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time —NO EXCEPTIONS.

Images – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5  (2 Mb max each image)
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3  (provide links)
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3  (provide links)
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10


  • Download and complete this Creative Retreat Application (fillable PDF)
  • Download and complete the Visitor Conditions and Agreement (fillable PDF)
  • Describe how your Creative Retreat proposal responds to the Civita Institute’s Mission, Vision, or founding principles
  • Provide an abstract of your proposal (250-word maximum)
  • Provide a detailed description of your proposal and personal experience (500-word maximum)
  • Provide work samples (see Media Requirements, above) and a statement of their relevance to your proposal including a sample number, title of the sample, type of media, date of the sample, dimensions of the sample, and any other information about the work sample that is relevant to your proposed project
  • Describe a deliverable(s) that you will provide to the Civita Institute’s Archive and Collections
  • Completed application
  • Application Fee