ACA Campus & Lodging

Workshop in Progress

Workshop in Progress

It is with great pride that Blue Flower Arts is partnering with Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) to offer its annual Blue Flower Arts Winter Writers’ Conference in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Associate Artist Housing consists of 28 individual rooms divided into two wings. Each unit is equipped with a full sized bed, work desk, radio alarm clock, small refrigerator and private bath with shower. Bed and bath linens are provided. Housekeeping services are not provided during the residency.

Wireless internet is provided in Associate housing, but the rooms do not have a television or phone. Of the 28 rooms, four are designed to be handicap accessible suites with required accessibility features as well as an extra bed for a caretaker. Please notify an ACA staff member if you require the use of one of these units during a program, or if you have further questions about housing. Coin-operated laundry machines are located by room 15 of Associate Housing, and they cost $1 per machine.

Located on the northeast coast of Central Florida, ACA is nestled on 67 acres of pristine Florida palmettos and scrub oaks on the shores of one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America. The facility located in this stunning setting represents the interaction between nature, environment, and creativity, and was founded in 1977 specifically for the purpose of nurturing artists in a supportive artistic ecosystem.

The ten-acre campus features over fifteen thousand square feet of studio spaces – both indoors and out. Eight artists’ studios, including dance, writing, painting, sculpture, and music studios, a black box theater, resource library, and a digital media lab make up the core of the spaces. The dining hall, administration building, and the Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery bring artists and the public together. On-site housing includes 28 private units with a full-sized bed, private bath, work desk and small refrigerator located a seashell’s throw away from the studios. The studio spaces, connected by boardwalks that meander through the lush vegetation, offer participants total immersion in one’s chosen form of expression. The Art Pod and the Stine Way Art and Nature Trail, depicting twenty indigenous plants and animals and two massive outdoor sculptures, offer participants another way to connect and reflect with nature.

THINGS TO BRING: hairdryer, flashlight, sun block, bug spray.

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