Garden and fountain

Garden and fountain

Field and Mountains

Field and Mountains

Event Barn

Event Barn

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Formal Gardens

Formal Gardens

Lower Swimming Hole

Lower Swimming Hole

Sandford Quarry

Sandford Quarry

Marble House and Charles Downing Lay Gardens

Marble House and Charles Downing Lay Gardens

Cabin at Quarry

Cabin at Quarry

Family Friendly Residency

Family Friendly Residency

Art Installation in the barn

Art Installation in the barn

Artists in Studio

Artists in Studio

Formal Garden

Formal Garden

Marble House Project

Dorset, VT, United States

Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration & the exchange of ideas by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work side by side. Each session hosts eight artists and is carefully curated to bring together a group of creative workers across various disciplines, who might collaborate and learn from one another. Applications . include but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance. There are six sessions that last for three weeks. The AIR season runs from late February through mid November. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work and their project description. It is important to note that each session is specifically curated in order to maximize the art residency experience for each individual artist. All residents live together in the historic, eight-bedroom Manley-Lefevre house, which is organized around a responsibilities-sharing system, highlighting sustainability and fostering community. We provide fresh ingredients and all residents will be asked to cook dinner (in a pair) three to four times over the course of their residency. Although not required, our hope is that you will spend some time in the garden alongside your studio practice. At the end of each session, artists are invited to present their work at ART SEED. This takes the form of talks, performances and open studios.

Contact

1161 Dorset West Road
Dorset, VT 05251
United States

Year Founded
2013
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
3 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
8
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Music
Animation
Documentary
Film
Photography
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Ecology
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
N/A
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Additional Eligibility Information

Marble House Project hosts one residency specifically for artists with children. In the application you will check which dates you are available and if choosing our family friendly residency, you may bring your children and partner. There is no fee for your children but if your partner is not a collaborator then there will be a small fee to cover food costs. No other residency sessions allow children.  

Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
756
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

Once accepted into the residency, there are no fees to attend. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
35
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Full description of accessibility on campus
Materials in large print
Assistive listening devices
Accessible seating
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
ADA Compliant
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Tina Cohen or Danielle Epstein
Accessibility Contact Email
Info@marblehouseproject.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

Please see https://www.marblehouseproject.org/accessibility for more information

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

There are areas in our rural campus that are not accessible which would be difficult for someone with limited mobility but the barn, some studio spaces and the living spaces are accessible.  The garden is also wheelchair friendly.  

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

Areas that are not accessible are the upper quarry and some of the studio spaces.  

Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
N/A
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Housekeeping services
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

Please visit https://www.marblehouseproject.org/artist-studios  for more information

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dance Studio With Sprung Floor
Piano
Printers + Scanner
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Washer And Dryer
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio support provided by staff
Studios/facilities Details