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 second floor of Sequoyah Hall with windows on two sides overlooking the center's beautiful grounds. 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. 

Because the studio space is on the second floor, and the building is not equipped with an elevator or chairlift, the space is not wheelchair accessible and may not be accessible for persons with mobility issues. We hope to eventually have a space on the first floor and encourage you to sign up for our newsletter for updates on this issue.


Applications for the first six months are now closed. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we reopen applications for the months of August 2021 through February 2022.

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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.

The Open Mouth Residency at Mt. Sequoyah

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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.