Housing and Fees

Watershed’s summer programming plans have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Session length, tuition, housing, and meal information will likely differ from our usual offerings. We are not yet accepting registrations for 2021. To stay current on our programs and opportunities, please subscribe to our e-newsletter.

The cost of a Watershed residency session is the combined total of the residency fee and the housing fee. To secure space in the summer residency of your choice, please register online and submit a $200 non-refundable deposit, which is applied toward your total costs. Residency participants who wish to be considered for Watershed scholarships or work-exchange positions must submit the separate financial aid application by February 15. Click here to learn more about Watershed’s financial aid options.

Residents are required to stay on campus during their residency. Artists who register for a summer residency and pay their tuition in full by March 31st receive a $50 discount off their residency fees.


Artists can choose single or double cabin rooms, with either private or shared bathrooms.

Artists can choose single or double cabin rooms with private or shared bathrooms.

Watershed has several housing choices available on a first-come, first-served basis, including single- and double-occupancy rooms with shared or private baths. Typically, three to five resident artists will share a unisex bathroom. Rooms with shared baths have twin beds; rooms with private baths are furnished with a full sized bed and a twin bed. All rooms have armoires and additional storage for clothing and personal belongings. Watershed provides pillows and blankets, but participating artists bring their own sheets and towels. If you have any special housing concerns, please contact Watershed to discuss your needs.

For more images of resident lodging and the rest of the campus, visit the Campus Tour page.

Summer Residency Fees:

  • 2-Week Session: $950
  • 2.5-Week Session: $1,250

Summer Room and Board Fees:

  1-Week Session 2-Week Session
2.5-Week Session
Single Room / Private Bath
$740 $1,200 $1500
Double Room / Private Bath $550 / person $900 / person $1,125/ person
Single Room / Shared Bath $500 $800 $1,000
Double Room / Shared Bath $400 / person $650 / person $850 / person

Housing-and-fees-3Summer Residency payment due dates:

  • $200 deposit: Due upon registration
  • Early bird discount end date (pay in full and receive $50 off): March 31
  • Half of the remaining balance: April 10
  • Final payment for Sessions I, II and III: May 10
  • Final payment for Sessions IV, V and VI: June 10

Payment methods: Watershed accepts personal checks and credit cards. You may mail a check or call us at (207) 882-6075 to make a payment over the phone. If you’d like to pay online, Watershed can invoice you through PayPal at your request. Please email us at info@watershedceramics.org to have an electronic invoice sent to you.

Watershed’s refund policy: For cancellations 30 or more days prior to the start of the residency session, a full refund–less the $200 deposit–will be given. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to the residency session, no refunds will be given but tuition and fees may be applied to a future residency or workshop within the next year.