Winter residents work out of ~100 square foot studios in Maxon Mills: a historic grain mill in the heart of town. They have 24-hour access to their studios and our ceramics studio. (Please note that our wood shop and print shop are closed in the winter.)
All residents live just a short walk away in one of our three residency houses, the Schoolhouse, the Lodge, and the HVA, where accommodations include a private bedroom, shared living room/study, dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms.
Two to three times per month, creative professionals will visit to give short lectures on their work and make one-on-one studio visits with our residents. Our embedded critics, Adam and Lauren of Ghost of a Dream, lead monthly group studio visits, while Co-Director Eve Biddle and our Director of Artistic Programming, Will Hutnick, make one-on-one studio visits with residents. All residents are also invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations, and are encouraged to be available on the last Saturday of every month to participate in our Open Studios program.
Our summer residency open call is usually open from mid-January to late March. We finish review and notify applicants by early June.
Applicants are evaluated by a review panel composed of our Co-Directors, Residency Director, and professionals in the field. Residents are selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to engage with the community at large.
We offer our residency on a sliding scale, from $0–900. It costs us $5,000 per person to host the residency. Most of this is covered by the generous support of donors and grants, but we recommend a contribution of $900 per month per person from artists who are able to contribute. We also offer 10+ fellowships per year, which include a no-fee residency plus an honorarium.