In 2020, Open Mouth was gifted a year of studio space at Mt. Sequoyah Center to create a residency.

This residency aims to engage writers working independently, without a great deal of institutional support, to foster the Arkansas writing community outside of existing programs.

Each writer accepted into the program will receive one month in the studio—a large corner room on the first floor of Sequoyah Hall with windows on two sides and access to a bathroom shared with one other studio. The studio is equipped with a desk, chair, and a few amenities, including an air purifier.

 

The center, located at the highest point in Fayetteville, AR in a peaceful community that encourages privacy and interaction with nature. 

This space has moved from the second to the first floor, and should be accessible to people with limited mobility or who require wheelchair access. Please refer to the gallery to the right for images of the space, the grounds, and access points.

Image of the Mount Sequoyah Center logo: an upright hickory branch in olive green with the words "Mount Sequoyah Fayetteville, AR" underneath
Residency Space
Residency Space

An image of the desk and chair in the Open Mouth studio in Sequoyah hall. A corkboard leans against the wall and a window is visible to the left.

Sequoyah Hall
Sequoyah Hall

An image of Sequoyah Hall, the oldest building at Mt. Sequoyah Center, showing the red brick building in spring with a dogwood tree blooming on the pathway to the building's entrance.

Studio Bathroom
Studio Bathroom

Image of the bathroom accessible from the studio. Door swings inward.

Residency Space
Residency Space

An image of the desk and chair in the Open Mouth studio in Sequoyah hall. A corkboard leans against the wall and a window is visible to the left.

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Applications for Cycle 2—August 2021 through February 2022—are now closed. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

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Artist Adrienne Callander has supported this residency with Little Sweater Hug, a live-knitting project that took place at The Momentary as part of the community response to their exhibition Nick Cave: Until. The sweaters Callander knitted were sold in The Momentary shop and all proceeds donated to fund this residency.

If you would like to contribute to funding the residency, we would love to have your support on Patreon!

The Open Mouth Residency at Mt. Sequoyah