photo by Nora Boxer

Please join us

for a week of silent artmaking.

July 22-28, 2018

Register by June 22


This weeklong residency program is designed to offer you a perfect blend of structure and freedom to take your creative project to the next level.

We will follow a daily schedule including contemplative practice, singing, yoga, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The rest of the time, retreatants will work individually on their own project. The week will conclude with a final sharing, where each person can share what they’ve created over the course of the week.

We believe this type of focused, supportive environment is an excellent way to create art. You will have designated periods of creative time each day, interspersed with healthy activity and rest. We have found that working in a contemplative space where other people are also diving into their creative practices, often super charges creativity and focus. In the silence, your inspiration will have plenty of space to bloom!

Each retreatant will have access to a designated creative space, where you can set up materials for the week. We have one large indoor movement space, which we will share between artists creating dance or theater. The retreat is set on 7 acres of land over looking the Connecticut River. So there will be plenty of outdoor spaces for moving, creating sound, or generally being inspired by nature!

Also consider the Artmonk Retreat + Silent Art Residency Combo (July 14-28).

Silent meditation retreat leading into a silent creative residency! Super charge both your meditation practice and your creative work. Read more about the Artmonk Retreat.



July 22-28, 2018



(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, without the distraction of speaking, 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.


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 tents and in the 5-bedroom farmhouse. We will sit under the magical pear tree overlooking the river for morning meditation. The barn-turned-movement-space is available for movement-based practices as well as a variety of other shared and outdoor art-making spaces.


Sleep in a shared room, work in shared studio space. Contact us about the possibility of upgrading to a private sleeping space (according to availability).

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


To reserve your spot,

  • fill out the registration form and
  • pay online via PayPal or Venmo to
    • $150 deposit to secure your place in the retreat (non-refundable)
    • balance due before the retreat begins
  • Registration deadline: June 22


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$750 PROFESSIONAL RATE for those living comfortably. The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.

$550 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.

$400 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. We can offer a $50 discount if you choose to sleep in a tent.

NOTE: Solo rooms for this program have sold out. Shared rooms and camping are still an option.

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

You may combine the Retreat+Residency and Tent-sleeping discounts for a total of $150 off.

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

Please contact us for information about scholarships and work-trade if this cost is prohibitive.

To Register

  • fill out the registration form and
  • pay online via PayPal or Venmo to
    • $150 deposit to secure your place in the retreat (non-refundable) by June 22
    • balance due before the retreat begins
  • Registration deadline: June 22