the retreat setting

the retreat setting

the studio

the studio

the retreat setting

the retreat setting

the studio

the studio

the living space

the living space

sunrise deck

sunrise deck

Montello Foundation

Montello, NV, United States

The Montello Foundation provides a solitary retreat where artists can experience the vastness of a desert landscape from a safe building, a “base camp” a unique space for inspiration and creation, a place that provides a shield from distractions in the solitude of the desert.
A building designed with a large shading roof under which there are two distinct spaces: one space for the bodily needs: eating sleeping washing, and a stove for the cold desert nights, and a second space for work: for writing painting drawing studying, a space for the first materializations of new ideas.
There is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.

Contact

195 Chrystie St
Suite 809H
New York, NY 10002
United States

Year Founded
2015
Context
Remote
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Retreat
Research
Experiential
Residency Length
2 weeks - 2 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
1
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Digital Fabrication
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Animation
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art History
History
Mathematics
Philosophy
Companions
Pets (Non-service animals)
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
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Research support
Art production support
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Additional Eligibility Information

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

The artist retreat at the Montello Foundation is meant to be a retreat from the urban environment. It will provide a new perspective for residents’ work and give residents space and time for undisturbed experimentation and reflection for two weeks.

Selection of work:
The panel will look at your work with these guidelines:
- First, the quality of the work.
- Then, the relevance to the idea of the Montello Foundation: is it work which increases our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it?
- And also at the artist's commitment to get the word out. Is the artist working on shows in non-profit spaces? Does the artist organizes him- or herself events/happenings/exhibitions?

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
12
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
185
Artist Stipend
0
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any financial support at this time, however we would be happy to provide you with materials and further assistance for your own fundraising.

Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Pre-orientation
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Inaccessible
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Stefan Hagen
Accessibility Contact Email
stefan@montellofoundation.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

The studio can certainly be used, however the nature around it would be difficult to maneuver.

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
Inaccessible
Common/Communal Spaces Information

The housing can be made wheelchair accessible upon request. 

Additional Housing Information
No laundry access
No WIFI in housing
Housekeeping services
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
No WIFI available
Studios/Facilities Details

400 square feet, northern exposure

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
No studio support provided
Heat and Cool control access