Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is a beautiful retreat where artists, writers, musicians and composers can create in a secluded, natural setting. The colony is located near Temecula Valley Wine Country, about 100 miles south of Los Angeles and sixty miles north of San Diego.

About the Residency


  • The Colony – Dorland Mountain Arts Colony is an artist retreat comprising 4 independent cottages set in picturesque natural surroundings on 300 acres along a northern ridge of the Palomar Mountain range overlooking the Temecula Valley in Riverside County, California.
  • Dorland offers year-round professional development residencies for artists, writers, musicians, composers and photographers.  
  • Duration of Residency – Residency proposals may be as short as one week or as long as three months.
  • Eligibility – Artistic merit and promise are the basis for eligibility. All artists ages 21 and over who desire time alone in an undisturbed setting to pursue creative work are encouraged to apply. Any artist, from anywhere in the world is eligible. Basic English language skills are required.

Application Process

​Dorland Invites residency requests from visual, literary (or other writing) and composing or performing artists. Residency stays may be as short as one week or as long as three months, based on requests and availability. Residency fees are $325-$450 per week with discounts for residencies of four or more weeks.