Artist Residencies

May 5 to June 15

July 1 to 14

August 5 to 18

Register below


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
  • optional 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 overlooking the Connecticut River. There will be plenty of outdoor spaces for moving, creating sound, or finding inspiration in nature.


You choose your ideal dates within the windows of

  • May 5 to June 15
  • July 1 to 14
  • August 5 to 18

Also consider

  • The Embodied Artist (June 25-30) Get into your body with a three-hour embodiment training every morning, make your art every afternoon, with the option to share in the evenings.
  • The Embodied Artist + Self Led Artist Residency Combo (June 25-July 7) Get into your body with the Embodied Artist and stay for a second week to dive deep into your creative practice.
  • Artmonk Retreat + Silent Art Residency Combo (July 16-28) Sink deeply into contemplation with the support and structure of the Artmonk Retreat and stay for a second week of artmaking in a more open but still silent container.
  • Silent Art Residency (July 23-28) Meditate & sing every morning & evening, with the rest of the day open for your self led artmaking in an intimate container.



*(We believe everyone is an artist.)



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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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.


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.


To Apply

Application deadline: rolling deadlines, preferably two weeks before you’d like to arrive, but we’re open to last minute stays

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

If you are accepted,

  • fill out the registration form we email you;
  • 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
  • sign the liability waiver and email to info@artmonastery.org.

For information on what to bring, please visit our packing list page.

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

Sliding Scale

$450-850 per week

These rates include three delicious meals per day and housing in a shared bedroom for one week.

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.


Early Bird Discount

Enjoy $100 discount when you register and pay in full six weeks before your residency begins.

Retreat+Residency Combo Discount

Enjoy $100 discount when you combine the Artmonk Retreat with the Silent Art Residency or the Embodied Artist with a week of self led Artist Residency.

Extended Residency

Enjoy $100 discount when you add any two residency weeks together. (If you’d like to stay for 3 or more weeks, please contact us for further discounts: info@artmonastery.org)

Bring a Friend Discount

Receive $50 discount for you and a friend when you refer to each other on the registration form (sent to you after you complete the application and are offered a residency).

Camping Discount

Receive $50 discount when you sleep in a tent. We have a couple of tent platforms and tent available by request. There’s space inside for you to store some things.

You may combine the above discounts for a total of  $300 off.

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.