The rate for artist residencies is $540 USD for first month, $495/month after one month, $195 USD /week for less than one-month stays. The minimum stay is two weeks. Rare exceptions to the rate are made for artists or scholars who can show both economic need and excellence in their discipline. An applicant may make a case for sponsorship in his/her application. We expect residents to utilize their time at Milkwood for the work that they have proposed in their applications and, barring unforeseen circumstances, to maintain their residency for the duration of their proposed stay.