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

— 2018 participant

Early Bird deadline: June 11

Registration deadline: July 16

We sometimes accept participants even after the registration deadline has passed. If this program calls to you, please contact us and see if we can squeeze you in.

Also consider the Artmonk Retreat + Silent Art Residency Combo (July 16-28).


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 (July 16-28).

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 23-28, 2019



(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 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).

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


To Register

Early Bird deadline: June 11

Registration deadline: July 16

  • fill out the registration form below;
  • 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 retreat begins
    • sign the liability waiver and email to info@artmonastery.org.

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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 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 $75. Solo rooms also have a writing desk or table.


Early Bird Discount

Enjoy a $100 discount when you register and pay in full by June 11.

Retreat+Residency Combo Discount

Enjoy $100 discount when you come for the Artmonk Retreat and stay for the following week of Silent Art Residency.

Bring a Friend Discount

Enjoy $50 discount for you and a friend when you sign up together.

You may combine the Retreat+Residency and Early Bird discounts for a total of $250 off.

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.