The Croft Residency: Rootstock 23

Associated Residency Program

The Croft Residency is a small residency on the hill facing South located in Horton Bay Michigan. The residency is on a 20 acre parcel of land on a dead end street. The residency overlooks Lake Charlevoix. Our main studio space is a large outdoor deck for dancing. We also have access to the communities' old one room schoolhouse, which is just down the hill.

We support movement based creatives. Choreographers/companies are able to apply with collaborators of different mediums for creative residencies. On average we host groups of up to 4 dancers for creative residencies. The residencies we host are generally either one or two weeks. The stipend amount that we offer to our residents is the same regardless of residency length. We offer stipends of $575 per artist and travel reimbursement of up to $500 per artist. 

We require the artists to give a gift to the land/engage in intentional relationship with the land everyday as a part of their process. Artists also leave a gift for the next resident. We ask artists to engage with the public. We work with the artists to find the engagement that makes the most sense for their process. 

Residency Length
1 week - 1 month
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Children allowed for full stay
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application