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Application Deadline: 2 weeks prior to each residency

Early Bird Discount Deadline: 6 weeks prior to each residency

 

What

This residency program is designed to offer you just enough structure to take your creative project to the next level.

We offer:

  • daily contemplative practice & singing
  • movement practice
  • three lovingly prepared meals, made as much as possible with local, organic responsible ingredients
  • a supportive and intimate community
  • the opportunity to share your work and receive feedback from other artists
  • shared studio space
  • maximum solo time to work on your project

The retreat is set on 7 acres of land over looking the Connecticut River. There will be plenty of outdoor spaces for moving, creating sound, or finding inspiration in nature.

When

Nov 6-11  –  Artist Residency

Nov 13-18  –  Men’s Artist Residency  More...

This is a low-/no-pressure space for male-bodied humans to have private creative time in stunning pastoral Vermont within the intimate, nurturing mandala of the Art Monastery.

  • Self led liberated art-making,
  • vibrant communal interactions (meals, meditation & outdoor experiences: all optional & not required)
  • the invitation to create a safe container for further explorations of identity

are the rich offerings of this seasonal time.

A unique opportunity to gather men together in a dynamic live/work studio setting to examine gender conditioning through a deepening commitment to art-making, personal transformation, and social justice.

Nov 20-25  –  Artist Residency (Thanksgiving Week)

Nov 27-Dec 2  –  Women & Queer Artist Residency More...

This is a low-/no-pressure space for women and queer folks to have private creative time in stunning pastoral Vermont within the intimate, nurturing mandala of the Art Monastery.

  • Self led liberated art-making,
  • vibrant communal interactions (meals, meditation & outdoor experiences: all optional & not required), and
  • the invitation to create a safe container for further explorations of identity

are the rich offerings of this seasonal time.

A unique opportunity to gather female-identified creatives together in a dynamic live/work studio setting to examine gender conditioning through a deepening commitment to art-making, personal transformation, and social justice.

Dec 6-9  –  Artmonk Retreat More...

This is a silent meditation retreat aimed at cultivating the creative fire and nurturing an authentic and dynamic connection to the muse. There are:

  • meditation instruction
  • guided creative exercises
  • guided movement practice and yoga

all in stunning pastoral Vermont within the intimate, nurturing mandala of the Art Monastery.

This is our most popular program. For more information, visit the Artmonk Retreat page.

Dec 11-16  –  Artist Residency

Dec 6-16  –  Artmonk Retreat + Artist Residency Combo More...

This program starts with the highly structured and guided Artmonk Retreat (which is a silent program and focuses on meditation and contemplative practices), and leads into a weeklong speaking artist residency (which is far less structured and less guided), setting you free to dive deeply into your solo creative practice.

For more information, visit the Artmonk Retreat + Artist Residency Combo page.

Who

Artists.*

*(We believe everyone is an artist.)

More...

 

Whether you are in your creative stride or rejuvenating your creative path, this week offers you the opportunity to develop your work within a contemplative container and, with the support of an intimate like-minded community of creatives, accomplish more than you thought possible.

The Art Monastery hosts visiting artists of all disciplines. Work spaces are available for soundmaking and for quiet, for visual art and dance/theater movement, in addition to the excellent outdoor landscape of our Vermont location.

Artistic feedback and contemplative support is available in one-on-one meetings with the Core Team, as well as group shares at the end of the week.

 

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Where

Art Monastery Vermont, 2315 Connecticut River Road, Springfield, VT.

A truly special 7-acre farm on the banks of the Connecticut River, we will live in the 8-bedroom farmhouse.

Accommodation

Sleep in a shared room, work in shared studio space. Upgrade to a private sleeping space (according to availability) for an additional $75.

For information on how to arrive, visit our Directions page.

How

To apply, fill out the online application below. You will hear from us within 2 weeks.

  • Application deadline: 2 weeks before the residency begins
  • Early Bird discount: available until 6 weeks before the residency begins

If you are accepted,

  • fill out the registration form;
  • pay online via PayPal or Venmo to donations@artmonastery.org.
    • $150 deposit to secure your place in the retreat (non-refundable)
    • balance due before the residency begins

 

Sliding Scale

$450-850

These rates are include three delicious meals per day and housing in a shared bedroom.

More on Rates & Discounts...

$850 PROFESSIONAL RATE for those living comfortably. The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.

$650 FULL RATE for those with a regular income, making ends meet. The Full Rate covers the range of operational costs associated with offering Art Monastery retreats.

$450 SUBSIDIZED RATE for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.

 

These rates are include three delicious meals per day and housing in a shared bedroom.

You may upgrade to a solo room for an additional $75.

Solo rooms also have a writing desk or table.

 

Retreat+Residency Combo discount: This year’s program follows the Artmonk Retreat, a weekend silent meditation retreat aimed at cultivating creativity. Join for both programs and enjoy $100 discount.

You may combine the Retreat+Residency and Early Bird discounts for a total of $200 off.

Extended Residency discount: Receive $100 discount when you add any two residency weeks together.

It is important to us that no one be turned away for lack of funds. 

Please contact us for information about scholarships and worktrade if this cost is prohibitive.

 

To Apply

  • fill out the application form below
  • Application deadline: two weeks before each residency begins
  • Early Bird Registration  discount deadline: 6 weeks before each residency begins