Vermont Studio Center

Johnson, VT, United States

Vermont Studio Center (VSC) was founded by artists in 1984. We welcome writers and artists for residencies in Johnson, Vermont, and host online programs and events. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. Our buildings, many of them historic Vermont landmarks, overlook the Gihon River in the northern Green Mountains.

For over three decades, our residency program has offered residents and the general public an opportunity to engage with global creative communities.


P.O. Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Longterm/embedded in neighborhood
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
2 weeks - 4 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Performance Art
Digital Media
Multimedia Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to collaborate with other artists/residents
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Opportunities to exhibit or perform new work
Artist Stipend
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Captions for videos
Assistive listening devices
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
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

VSC welcomes artists and writers with disabilities. We have studios and housing available to meet a range of accessibility needs. Currently, some buildings are fully ADA compliant, others have some ADA compliant features.  

Housing available on campus
Accessibility Contact Name
Kathy Black
Accessibility Contact Email
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Artists with limited mobility can participate in the entire residency experience.

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

Areas that are not accessible are limited to the second floors of the housing. We have plenty of first floor accessible housing.

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Housing available
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
No laundry access
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
All meals
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Ethernet provided in living or studio area
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Full Time
Exhibition / Installation Space
Ceramics Workspace
Slab Roller
Electric Kiln
Plasma Cutter
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Acetylene/Air Torches
Bench Grinder
Large Format Printer / Plotter
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Printmaking Workspaces
Woodworking Tools
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
Studio/facility orientation provided
Studio support provided by dedicated tech