Visual Arts

Dedication to craft, exemplary practice and award-winning innovation are the hallmarks of Escape to Create visual artists. Their works are collected and exhibited worldwide.

Literary Arts

The serenity and beauty of a winter residency along the shores of the Emerald Coast is ideal for nurturing the craft of writing. As a powerful collective voice, the works of our distinguished writers have been recognized by leading cultural and literary organizations, honors and awards throughout our country and across the world.

Performance Arts

Writers and Actors for the stage and screen. From plays in process to fully realized manuscripts and staging for performance art, The REP Theatre in Seaside brings to life the works of Escape to Create playwrights, screenwriters and actors.

Musical Arts

Escape to Create musicians have made enormous contribution to the discipline. Their broad spectrum of musical works – from antique pop to contemporary classical, the American Songbook to New Music – has received international acclaim with recordings, commissions and performances by the world’s leading orchestras, chamber ensembles and solo artists.


Award-winning architects, artists, and historians. Policy makers of global sustainable development. Leading authorities of suburban redevelopment. Innovators of interactive media and digital design. Escape to Create has a special interest in writers and scholars who are focused on the unique environmental, cultural, and historic issues of the Gulf Region.


Globally published, Escape to Create Poets have been recognized with fellowships and honors from the Academy of American Poets, Guggenheim Foundation, National Book Critics Circle, National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Society of America, Pushcart Prize, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Texas Poet Laureate and many other regional and national awards.