As social distancing continues, we are creating an awesome online version of this program.

Stay tuned for possibilities in August.

Thank you for your patience and stay well.






“The Silent Art Residency CHANGED MY LIFE. I *just* registered for this summer and can’t wait to be back in this sacred container.”




This weeklong residency program is designed to offer you a supportive blend of structure and freedom to take your creative project to the next level within the unique intimacy of silence.

We will follow a daily schedule including morning meditation & singing, optional yoga, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The rest of the time, retreatants work individually on their own projects. The week concludes 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!

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 (May 30-June 12).

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.



June 6-12, 2020




(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.


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



To Register

Early Bird deadline: May 2

Registration deadline: May 23

Sliding Scale


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

More on Rates & Discounts...

$1000 PROFESSIONAL RATE  for those living comfortably. The Professional Rate also helps us offer lower prices to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.

$800 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.

$600 SUBSIDIZED RATE for those with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge.

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

We offer a $50 discount if you choose to sleep in a tent. You may upgrade to a solo room for an additional $100. Solo rooms also have a writing desk or table.


Early Bird Discount

Enjoy a $75 discount when you register and pay in full by May 2.

Retreat+Residency Combo Discount

Enjoy $75 discount when you come for any two consecutive weeklong programs. 

May 23-June 6 – Artist Residency + Artmonk Retreat

May 30-June 12 – Artmonk Retreat + Silent Art Residency

June 6-20 – Silent Art Residency + Embodied Artist

June 14-29 – Embodied Artist + Artist Residency

For more information or to register for Combo Programs, please visit the Combo page.

Bring a Friend Discount

Enjoy $50 discount for you and a friend when you sign up together (at least one must be new to the Art Monastery).

Camping Discount

Enjoy $50 discount for you sleep in a tent. (We have 2 tents available. If you’d like to borrow one of ours, please let us know so that we can reserve it for you. Our tents are available first-come-first-served.)

You may combine the Retreat+Residency, Early Bird, Bring-a-Friend, and Camping discounts for a total of $250 off whatever level of the sliding scale you choose.

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

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

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

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

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