Artists in Residency
at Beluthahatchee Park

Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency

Experience the same tranquil beauty that lured and inspired Woody Guthrie to compose some of his greatest works

The Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency is a partnership with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department, and Jacksonville Songwriters Residency. This historic songwriter residency program takes place at Beluthahatchee Park. Songwriters will experience Beluthahatchee for 1-2 weeks. We accept residencies four times a year for professional songwriters with ties to environmental, civil rights and/or activist topics. We accept artists from anywhere in the world.

Come spend up to two weeks in the same place that inspired Woody Guthrie and Stetson Kennedy, Beluthahatchee Park! If accepted, you will perform in front of a live audience in St. Johns County during your stay. Professional songwriters who would like to apply for the Songwriter Residency Program can view qualifications and apply at

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