Early Bird Discount Deadline: October 5, 2018

Application Deadline: October 30, 2018



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, 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 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.

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

All of these offerings are optional and not required.

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.

Also consider staying for longer: November 13 – 25

Stay for the following week, have Thanksgiving with us as well,

and enjoy a $100 discount.


November 13-18



Artists* who identify as male.

* We believe everyone is an artist.

Whether you are all curiosity without an iota of experience or you are a seasoned professional, this week offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and, with the support of a community of like-minded 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 outdoors landscape of our Vermont location.

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




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

  • Application deadline: October 30
  • Early Bird discount: October 5

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


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.


Early Bird discount: Receive $100 discount when you apply, register, and pay in full by October 5.

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.