WHAT’S LIFE LIKE AT DORLAND?
Access to Cottages- The director, staff, caretakers, volunteers and hired maintenance contractors are allowed access to cottages when necessary for emergency situations.
Amenities - Various facilities are available in nearby Temecula (a 15-minute drive) including grocery stores, Saturday morning farmers’ market, pharmacies, laundry facilities, yoga studios, art supply stores, parks, theaters, restaurants, shopping malls, antique stores, etc. Approximately 30 wineries with tasting rooms are located in the area.
Laundry - There is a washing machine and clothesline on the premises available for longer stays. Arrange via text to Janice for use.
Art Supplies - We have easels and tarps available. No other supplies related to your specific art are provided.
Check In/Out Time - Your cottage will be ready by 2 pm the day of your arrival. Checkout time is 11 am on departure day.
WHAT’S THE PROGRAM?
HOW DO I GET TO DORLAND?
Transportation - Three options:
Please note: Except for a once-a-week shopping trip to Temecula, Dorland does not provide transportation.
Airport Distances - San Diego to Dorland, about 65 miles or 1 ½ hour driving time. Los Angeles to Dorland, about 100 miles or 2 ½ hours driving time (add more time for rush hour: 5-9 am and 4-7 pm).
DORLAND RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Shopping - If you choose not to rent a car, we will take you shopping on the way from your shuttle/bus arrival to Dorland. We can also take you into town once a week during your stay.
Smoking and Fires - Smoking is NOT permitted in any area of the 300-acre Dorland property including the cottages and all buildings. Starting a fire outside is also against the rules. Non-compliance will result in immediate termination of residency without a refund.
Socializing: There is usually a weekly “Meet and Greet” Fridays from 5-6pm in the Community Arts Center. You are encouraged but not required to bring a sample of your work for a 2-3 minute sharing. Bring a favorite food or beverage for yourself or to share if you wish. ---Residents may exchange cell# for texting one another regarding possible invitations. (e.g. for a hike or a “meet to watch the sunset,) but unless prior mutual permission is granted, other residents should not be disturbed.
Special Medical Needs - There are no medical facilities or medical personnel on site. Complete medical care facilities, including a hospital, are all located in Temecula, a 15-minute drive away. Dorland does not provide insurance for medical needs.
Staff - Caretaker/artist-in-residence Robert Willis and his wife, director Janice Cipriani-Willis live on the premises and are usually available.
Recreation/Swimming - Here are two links with info about outdoor pools in Temecula. You don't have to be a resident. If you're not a resident I think that it will just cost $5 instead of $1.
Elim Hot Springs - http://elimhotsprings.com/
Participants are responsible for: travel and shipping expenses to and from Dorland as well as personal and art-related expenses during their stay.
Upon acceptance: you will receive a contract by email with residency and payment details.
Requirements to secure residency dates:
1) a nonrefundable payment of ⅓ of the total residency fee (or full payment for residencies of 1 week or less),
2) the $100 security deposit
3) the signed Residency Contract.
Full payment of residency fees is due 60 days before your arrival date.
Guests, spouses, visitors
Personal Property- The resident is responsible for packing artwork and personal property and removing it from the cottage by the end of the residency period. Dorland is unable to store, warehouse, or be responsible for shipping any artwork or personal property left by the resident.
Pets- Pets are not allowed in the cottages.
Resident Privacy - As a colony, a sense of community is encouraged with respect for each individual’s pursuit of creative work. However, resident agrees to respect the privacy of onsite staff and other residents.
Shipping and Mail (Important!) -
For the US Mail you MUST use P.O. Box 6, Temecula CA 92593. (There is NO mail delivery to the physical address.)
Mailing Address for regular mail:
PO Box 6, Temecula, 92593
For Shipments, the PO Box is the first & best choice.
If the sender won't accept PO Box delivery, then use the Physical Address. However, you need to be ABSOLUTELY sure they will send it via UPS GROUND or FEDEX GROUND. If they send it UPS/post or FedEx/post, it will be returned to the sender.
Physical Address (No mail):
36701 Hwy 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
Please, let us know how many packages to expect and approximately when they will arrive.
Cottage Supplies available on request
You should bring:
Community - No services are required of residents during their stay. However, Dorland welcomes residents’ participation in our annual Open Studios and other public events. Local community interaction is welcomed and encouraged, as is volunteer assistance with stacking firewood and clearing trails
Cottage Maintenance and Cleaning - In our effort to keep costs as low as possible we ask that departing residents clean the cottage and return the space to the condition in which it was found at the beginning of the residency. You will be provided with a check-out list when you arrive. Feel free to pin or tape work-in-progress to the walls, but please do not paint on the walls or on anything else on the property. Do not use or leave indoor furniture outside. If you have rearranged furniture or other items in the cottages, please return them to their original placement.
Dorland Physical Property Disclaimer - Resident understands that Dorland is a 300-acre mountainous property, and that with the exception of Dorland’s access road, pathways and other roads are not paved and have uneven surfaces. Dorland is home to a large variety of flora (including poison oak,) fauna, insects, snakes (including rattlesnakes), lizards, coyotes, foxes, ground squirrels, rabbits, mice, bobcats, mountain lions, and other animals indigenous to the Temecula Valley. There are two small bodies of water on the property, a Reflection Pond and Lake Ticañu, the latter of which is approximately 20 feet deep.
Facilities - Residents are housed in one of five furnished cottages. These independent units include a fully equipped kitchen, a full bathroom with tub and/or shower, a workroom/living area (2 cottages have a wood-burning stove with wood furnished by Dorland), and a covered porch with magnificent mountain, canyon, or Temecula Valley views. ---Each cottage includes a single-window air conditioning unit and a standing fan. Windows with screens and blinds provide good ventilation.---
You will be provided with a minimum starter of basic needs including sheets, towels, some condiments, toilet paper, trash bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. You may bring more supplies or purchase them in town.
Two cottages (Horton and Zachai) have baby grand pianos.
A key to your cottage is provided at registration, and we recommend you lock it when you go for a walk on the grounds or leave the property.
Furniture - Each cottage is furnished with an easy chair and tables. Markham has a queen bed, Horton a full bed, while Zachai and Connors have twin beds and a pull-out trundle.
Kitchen and Meals - The program does not include meals. Kitchens have a full-size refrigerator, stovetop, oven and/or microwave-convection oven, coffee pot, blender, toaster, dishes, pots, pans, etc.
Internet, Cell Phones and Office Services - Free internet is available in the cottages. Most cell phones have good reception. Limited printing is available in the Community Arts Center. For more than 10 pages, there is a requested donation of $.10/page.
Grounds and Trails - There is a reflecting pond, a small lake, and a few short walking trails on the property. A hiking stick, cell phone, long pants, and sturdy shoes are recommended due to rough ground and brush. Longer trails are available within a few miles.
Laundry - There is a washing machine and clothesline on the premises available for longer stays. Please "make an appointment" by texting Janice a day ahead.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837 ~ www.dorlandartscolony.org ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
HOW DO I APPLY?
Acceptance - All applications are reviewed by a panel of arts and humanities professionals. Final acceptance of residency and duration is at the sole discretion of Dorland. You will be notified of your acceptance by email. The review process usually takes 1-2 weeks after receipt of the application and reference letters.
Application Procedure -
Preferred method of applying is via the onlineResidency Application form. If you choose to download and mail the application, Residency applications and supporting materials must be postmarked a minimum of 30 days prior to the requested dates. All applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Upon approval by the review board, a contract and request for a deposit will be sent to you. The return of the signed documents and deposit will secure your dates of residency.
This process usually takes 1-2 weeks.
You may make a reservation while applying. Please check the Cottage Availability page and email us at email@example.com with 3 possible date/cottage possibilities. If a request is made for the period you selected, we will let you know. You can then decide to confirm or cancel your reservation.
Please note! Availability changes constantly and residency time slots often fill quickly.
Cancellation and Refund Policies - No refunds will be made within 60 days of the residency date, but you can reschedule based on availability. The rescheduling fee is $75. No refunds will be made for late arrival or early departure.
Cottage Selection – Please see the website page Cottage Availability.
Publicity - Dorland Mountain Arts retains the right to use residents’ name, pictures or visual images of their work for public relations and marketing materials. Dorland encourages and appreciates credit and publicity for any works created during your stay.
Residency Fees and Payment Information-
For specifics see the Cottage Availabilitywebsite page.
$40 Application fee (nonrefundable; first time residents only)
$100 Security deposit for 1 resident (if paying by check please use date of your first day of residency)
$150 Security deposit for 2 residents/cottage (if paying by check please use date of your first day of residency)
$325-625 Per week (7 nights)
Discount: Four weeks (28 nights) (See Cottage Availability)
Paying Residency fees