26 Split Rock Cove Retreat

26 Split Rock Cove Retreat, 26 Split Rock Cove, S. Thomaston, ME o4858 (207) 596-7624. One-bedroom apartment overlooking Mussel Ridge Cove in mid-coast Maine. Apartment includes living room, kitchen, bath, laundry, patio, cable and internet access. Preference given to those renting for 2 weeks or more. Fees charged (visual, literary arts)

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, AIR Program, PO Box 177, Eagle Lake Rd., Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (207) 288-5459. 2 to 4-week residencies in Spring and Fall. One-bedroom apartment near park headquarters with kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists asked to donate a piece of work and share an offering with the public (demonstration, talk, exploratory hike, or performance). “With its dramatic cliffs stretching to the sea, its balsam scented forests, and spring warbler serenades, the area offers artists the age-old inspiration of nature.” Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers (visual, literary, performing arts).

Amy Clampitt Residency

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Amy Clampitt Residency, 271 Main St., Suite 3, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1606. (800) 969-2823. AIR program for single writer, stipend, housing in Clapitt’s former cottage in Stockbridge, MA for one year or 6 months. Open to emerging poets or literary scholars; applications accepted by nomination only. (literary arts)


AS220, 115 Empire St., Providence, RI 02903 (401) 831-9327. Residencies of 2 weeks to one month by invitation only. Interested artists must apply through a staff member. AS220 is a 22,000 sq. ft. blg. that includes a cafe and performance space, computer lab, darkroom, screenprinting studio, video editing suite, 10 working studios, 4 galleries, 12 living/working studios. (performing, visual, literary arts)

Boston National Historical Park

Boston National Historical Park, AIR Program, Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02115 (617) 927-6615. Residencies of 2 to 12 months from September through June. Open to 2D artists, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers, craft artists. (visual, media arts)

C-Scape Dune Shack

C-Scape Dune Shack, Provincetown Community Compact, Inc., PO Box 819, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-3684. AIR Program for Art and Healing. Residencies of 1 week to 3 months, year round on Cape Cod National Seashore. Fees charged, although “no artist will be turned away due to inability to pay.” The shack, an historic structure built in the 1940s, overlooks the ocean. No running water or electricity; outdoor chemical toilet, propane stove and refrigerator. Access by foot or 4-wheel drive vehicle only. Limited interaction with park visitors expected during weekly ranger-led tours. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers; preference for landscape painters. (visual, literary, performing, media arts)

Center for Contemporary Printmaking

299 West Ave., Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT 06850 (203) 899-7999. Etching, intaglio, lithography, and Vandercook presses, acid room, silkscreen equipment, paper mill, computer lab, and darkroom. Housing provided but no meals; cooking facilities available; 1-2 artists at a time. (visual arts)

Cleaveland House

The Cleaveland House B&B, PO Box 3041, West Tisbury, MA 02575 (508) 693-9352. On Martha’s Vineyard; caters to poets and writers, but welcomes all guests; On Wednesday afternoons, Dionis Coffin Riggs holds a poetry workshop; fees charged. (literary arts)

Contemporary Artists Center

Contemporary Artists Center, The Historic Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver St., North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 663-9555. In the Berkshires of western MA, 3 hours from NYC, on a 27-acre wooded site adjoining Natural Bridge State Park. Residencies of 1 week to 2 months; fees charged. Facilities include wood shop, darkroom, printmaking facilties, industrial tools, airbrush equipment. (visual, performing, conceptual and interdisciplinary arts)

Dorset Colony House

Dorset Colony House, PO Box 519, Dorset, VT 05251 (802) 867-2223. Up to 8 writers at a time; residencies from 1 week to several months; fees charged; writers cook own meals and provide own food. Near the Green Mountains in Southern Vermont. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Eastern Frontier Society

Eastern Frontier Society, 342 Pine Brook Rd., Bedford, NY 10506. Summer residency with 2 sessions on Norton Island for writers, painters, and composers. Located 50 miles up the coast from Bar Harbor on the western side of Mossebec Reach. Individual log cabins on 150 acres surrounded by 4 miles of coastline. Daily trips to the mainland available. No fees (literary, visual, performing arts)

Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence

Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence, The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Box 974, Lenox, MA 02140 (413) 551-5100. Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. 2 week residency for one writer or scholar “of demonstrated accomplishment” at a time in February or March each year. Residents given studio space, lodging, stipend to cover food and travel (literary arts).

Fine Arts Work Center

Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Box 565, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-9960. 7-month session runs Oct. 1 through May 1; 20 fellows annually provided live-in studio and stipend, plus materials allowance. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, near national seashore beaches and miles of dunes. Facilities include woodshop, printshop with etching press and darkroom. (visual, literary arts)

Footpaths to Creativity

Footpaths to Creativity, 8 Rideout Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072. (617) 549-2452. Residency on Flores Island in the Azores Archipelago off the coast of Portugal, from 1 week to 1 year. Fees charged on sliding scale based on ability to pay. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Frost Place

The Frost Place, Dartmouth Poet in Residence, PO Box 74, Franconia, NH 03580. (603) 823-5510.  A 6 to 8 week residency for one poet at a time in Robert Frost’s former farmhouse, on a quiet north-country lane with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. The residency begins July 1 and ends August 31 and includes a cash award. Accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The Frost Place Museum is open to the public during afternoon hours, but the resident poet has sole use of non-public rooms of the house.  Poet is expected to give public readings at Dartmouth and other regional venues. “The aim of this program is to select a poet who is at an artistic and personal crossroads, comparable to that faced by Robert Frost when he moved to Franconia in 1915, when he was not yet known to a broad public.”  Must have published at least one full-length book of poems to be eligible.

Golden Apple Art Residency

Golden Apple Art Residency, 850 Rivers Edge Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. (989) 779-9320. Approximately an hour north of Bar Harbor along the rocky coastal region of Downeast Maine on the most eastern point of North America. Residencies of 2 weeks during July and August for one to five artists at a time.  Fees charged; partial scholarships available. (visual and literary arts)

Green Hill Artist Retreat

Green Hill Artist Retreat, 2794 Green Hill Road, Pawlet, VT 05761 (802) 325-2603. Located on 10 acres in SW Vermont, between the Green Mountains and upper Taconics. Up to 3 artists working individually or 5 artists working collaboratively at a time, for residencies as short as a weekend or as long as 2 weeks. Fees charged; includes food. Work spaces include dance studio with wood floor, printmaking studio with Charles Brand etching press, music studio with baby grand piano. (Literary, visual, performing arts)

Griffis Art Center

Griffis Art Center, 18 Bristol St., New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-3431. Located near downtown of a small city on the Thames River. 2 international artists selected twice a year for the Gemfire Residency Program, a 5-month residency in a furnished apartment in a turn-of-the-century mansion, utilities, local phone and cable, plus a working studio next door. Open studio/exhibition near completion of residency and invitations to other functions. Artist must donate one artwork completed during residency. (visual arts)

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute AIR Program, Brandeis University, MS 079, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454. (781) 736-8114. Annual residency for one artist, of 3-4 weeks in length, to “work on a significant artistic project in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies.” Stipend paid; artists must arrange their own housing (although program manager can assist). Open to visual artists. Residency culminates in an exhibition at the Kniznick Gallery on the Brandeis campus. (visual arts)


I-Park, PO Box 124, E. Haddam, CT 06423. (860) 873-2468 or (877) 276-1306. Five residents at a time, for 4-5 weeks’ length in a rural 450 acre natural park setting. No fees. Accommodations and studio space. Favors figurative over conceptual in the visual arts; tonal/melodic over minimalist in music composition. Some digital equipment and kiln available. Some site installations permitted. (visual, literary, performing arts and architecture, landscape and garden design)

Island Verse

Island Verse Story Lab, Keeper’s House Writer Residency, L3C, PO Box 321, Swan’s Island, ME 04685. (207) 610-3138. Located in a renovated apartment on the second floor of the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station, 6 miles off the north coast of Maine. 6-day residency for one writer at a time. Resident must give one public presentation. Writers must provide their own transportation and food. (literary arts)

K2 Family Foundation

K2 Family Foundation, PO Box 285, Port Clyde, ME  04855. Two residency opportunities: at the Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT, and the Georges River Land Trust in Rockland, ME.  Open to established artists whose work demonstrates an engagement with environmental issues. (visual, performing, literary arts)

Kokoro Studio

Kokoro Studio Retreat Center, RR 1, Box 192, Castleton, VT 05735. (802) 273-2278. Facilities include: studios, Japanese bath, steam, sauna, massage, pond, waterfall, extensive stone yard. Resident artists, supportive critiques, small groups, or retreat options available. Lodging options vary from tent, tepee, lodge, or private cabins. Fees charged; residencies from 1 day to 1 month. (visual, literary arts)

MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Colony, Inc., 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458 (603) 924-3886. On 450 acres of woodlands and fields near Mt. Monadnock; 33 studios; residencies of no more than 8 weeks; 31 artists in residence in the summer and 22 in winter; fees are voluntary; darkrooms, 16mm editing suite, printmaking equipment available. (visual, literary, performing arts, architecture and design)

Magic Pond Sanctuary

Magic Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Guest House, Linda Griffith and Kay Johnson, PO Box 174, Blaine, ME 04734. (207) 429-8787 or (215) 947-2240. 75-acre wooded refuge with pond, streams, and fields. Open year-round. Registered guide service and photography coaching available. For “artists seeking renewal and solitude.” Weekly fees. (literary, visual arts)

Marble House Project

Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Rd., Dorset, VT 05251. Located on an organic farm and the historic Manley-Lefevre house. The property also has a swimming quarry and formal Italianate gardens with a marble tea house and stone pergola. Six residency sessions of 3 weeks annually, plus one 17-day residency for artists and their families. Each residency has 8 artists at a time. Open to all artistic disciplines, plus culinary, curatorial, and collaborative residents. Community engagement encouraged through performances, studio visits, lectures, and yoga in the barn. No cost to residents for room, board, and studio space in various outbuildings (converted ice house, garage, barn, etc.). (visual, literary, performing, and media arts)

Margo-Gelb Shack

Margo-Gelb Shack, OCARC, 22 Nelson Ave. Provincetown, MA 02657. 2-week residencies from mid-May to mid-October on Cape Cod National Seashore. Operated by the Outer Cape Artists Residency Coalition, membership fee plus residency fees charged. No running water or electricity; outdoor toilet and hand pump; kerosene lamps. Artists give one public presentation during their stay. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, video/filmakers. (visual, literary, media arts)

Monhegan Artists’ Residency

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency, 305 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville, ME 04849. Visual artists who are at least 25 years old and legal residents of the state of Maine; 2 artists are awarded a 5-week residency on Monhegan Island and stipend. Open to painters, drawers, printmakers, sculptors, photographers. (visual arts)

Nantucket Island School of Design

Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts, 23 Wauwinet Rd, Box 958, Nantucket, MA 02554 (508) 228-9248. Year-round; fees charged; Open to artists in painting, sculpture, photography, fiber art, mixed media, new media, literature, music, interdisciplinary. 8 cottages. Spouses, partners, friends and/or collaborators allowed. Facilities include ceramics studio, darkrooms, library (visual, literary, performing arts)

Noepe Center for Literary Arts

Noepe Center for Literary Arts, 104 Main St., Edgartown, MA 02568. No phone listed. Located in a former inn in downtown Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard. Residencies of 2 to 6 weeks for up to 10 writers at a time. Fees charged for private rooms; food is the responsibility of each artist, but access to a kitchen is included. Some scholarships available (literary arts)

Norman Bird Sanctuary

Norman Bird Sanctuary, Mabel Residency, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 846-2577. Located on the southeastern tip of Aquidneck Island. Private accommodations for up to 5 artists at a time in the Paradise Farmhouse, plus 3 meals a day, for residences up to 4 weeks. Open to mid-career and established artists in architecture, dance, film/video, interdisciplinary, music composition, visual arts. No residency fees. (visual, performing, media arts)

Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony

Norman Mailer Writers Colony, 627 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA 02657. Administrative offices: 5430 Oakdale Ave., Woodland Hills, VA 91364 (800) 835-7853. Month-long residencies on Cape Cod for fiction and nonfiction writers. Summer residents receive a fellowship stipend and work with two mentoring writers three times a week. Fall, Winter, and Spring senior fellowships open to mid-career and distinguished writers who wish to work independently. Can accommodate up to 7 writers at a time. (literary arts)

Panther Orchard Writers’ Retreat

Panther Orchard Writers’ Retreat, PO Box 367, Hopkinton, RI 02833 (541) 954-7415. Historic home on 43 acres of fields, woods, and ponds in southern RI. Rented year-round to one writer at a time (or two writers working as a team). Totally secluded, elegant sanctuary. Fees charged. Stays by week or month can be arranged. (literary arts)

Philips Exeter Academy

George Bennet Fellowship Program, Philips Exeter Academy, 20 Main St., Exeter, NH 03833 (603) 772-4311. Year-long writer-in-residence; stipend and housing; no teaching, but writers expected to give one public program and must make themselves available to interested students. (literary arts)

Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Radcliffe College, 34 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-8212. 1 yr. Residency for artists at least 2 years out of graduate school; fellows receive studio space, stipend; 40 fellowships annually. (visual and literary arts, critics)

Renaissance House

Renaissance House Residency Program, Helene and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, 484 W. 43rd St., Suite 37-E, New York, NY 10036 (212) 564-7932. Email: renaissancehse@aol.com. Weeklong residencies from June to August in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Fees charged. Classes and lectures with established authors offered. (literary arts)

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Art Colony, Goetemann Residency Program, 4 Terrace Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-9171. Located 40 miles north of Boston in Gloucester. Accomodates one artist at a time for three one-month residencies from May through October. Provides studio and living space on waterfront. Artists give an informal introductory slide lecture in their first week, and an informal studio talk at the end of the residency to describe their experience, and some open studio time to interface with the arts community. Open to visual artists. (visual arts)

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, AIR Program, RR 3, Box 73, Cornish, NH 03603. (603) 675-2175. One residency of 12 to 24 weeks, June to October. Housing in nearby apartment; workspace in historic Ravine Studio, on park grounds. Tools and materials, and insurance provided. Artist expected to keep regular hours, in which tourists can watch you work, and to conduct workshops. No work donation expected and no percentage on sales taken. Open to sculptors who do figurative or representational work suited to the lost wax casting techniques employed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. (visual arts)

Sea Change Residencies

Sea Change Residencies/Gaea Foundation, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-2304. Residency in Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod. Supports artists “whose work is creating fundamental shifts in public perceptions of reality and possibility, and activists who employ creative and artistic tools in the struggle for change.” Housing, workspace and stipend provided; artists provide own meals. Application by nomination only. (visual, literary, performing arts)

Seapoint International Artist Residency

S.I.A.R., Thaxter Lane, Kittery Point, ME 03905 Tel: (206) 427-2313. Located on Cutts Island in an historic cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the point of land between Sea Point and Crescent Beaches. It is surrounded by the Brave Boat Harbor Division of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, 15 minutes from Portsmouth, NH. Up to 3 artists at a time, for residencies of 1 to 3 months. Fees charged. (visual, literary, performing and media arts)

Seven Below Arts Initiative

Seven Below Artist Initiative, Burlington City Arts, 125 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401. Tel.: (802) 856-7166. Located in a barn 30 minutes outside Burlington. Can accommodate 3 visual artists at a time for one-and-a-half months in two summer sessions (June to mid-July and mid-July to August). Stipend paid; artists must cover their own transportation, food, and materials. Private bedrooms, shared kitchen and bath. Studio spaces are separated by dividers, with a separate room for collaborative work. Some tools available; access to photography, printmaking, and ceramics studios. (visual arts)

Skowhegan School

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 200 Park Ave. S., Suite 1116, New York, NY 10003 (212) 529-0505. Intensive 9-week summer residency, June through August. Shared living quarters, all meals, studio space, one-on-one critiques by major international artists, lectures and informal seminars. Other activities include performances, reading groups, parties, a costume ball, nightly volleyball. Sculpture shop, darkroom, technology studio, library, art supply store. 65 artists per summer, average age 28. Fees paid, some scholarships, all artists must work approx. 1 hour per day (visual arts).

Space Studios

Space Studios, 536 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101. No phone listed. Artist-in-Residence Program offers a live/work studio for one visiting artist at a time (other studios in the building serve resident artists). Located in a converted 1908 brick office building. Five artists per year selected for 2 to 4 week residencies. Open to emerging and mid-career artists, with a particular commitment to LGBTQ artists and artists of color, and those whose “practices engage with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts.” Small stipend offered. Some equipment available (projectors, a/v, hardware, tools). Residents required to be involved with at least one public engagement program, and Space makes alliances with other arts groups in the Portland region for “targeted” community connections. Also open to collaborative groups and curators. (visual, literary, media arts)

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, PO Box 129, Stockbridge, MA 01230 (413) 298-3800. Open to young fiction writers. Two 8-12 week residencies per year for one writer at a time, beginning in September and February. Lodging in a one-bedroom apartment, weekly stipend. Residents teach one creative writing class at Berkshire Waldorf High School and give a public reading (literary arts).

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656 (802) 635-2727. 4-12 week residencies; fees charged, some financial support; up to 50 artists and writers per month. Other services include library, slide showings, readings, art supply store, visiting artist series, fitness activities. Located in the heart of the Green Mtns. Access to all facilities at nearby Johnson State College include sport, library, computer lab privleges. (visual and literary arts)

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, 19 Brick Hill Rd., Newcastle, ME 04553 (207) 882-6075. Various jobs for studio and stipend; ceramics only; dorm room accommodations. 2-week sessions during summer months and 9-month residencies from Sept.-May. On 32 rural acres with gently rolling hills in a former brick factory. Some residencies fully funded, some partially funded. Equipment on-site includes a variety of kilns, potters’ wheels, clay mixer, pug mill. (visual arts)

Weir Farm

Weir Farm, AIR Program, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 761-9945. Former summer home of J. Alden Weir, American Impressionist painter. The only National Park Service site dedicated to an American painter. Year round, 1 artist at a time, residencies of 2 weeks to 1 month. Open to 2D visual artists including printmakers and painters, photographers, sculptors, video/filmmakers. (visual, media arts).

Wellspring House

Wellspring House, PO Box 2006, Ashfield, MA 01330  (413) 628-3276. Retreat center in Massachusetts hills, 35 minutes from Northampton/Amherst, sheltered by towering spruce, secluded but in town. Private rooms, communal kitchen in renovated carriage house. Accommodates up to 7 residents at a time. Wireless internet, library, meditation room. Fees charged; some partial scholarships. (literary, visual arts)

Wisdom House

Wisdom House, 229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759 (860) 567-3163. Interfaith center for women and men who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. Residency program and conference center on 54 acres, gardens, wooded areas in the foothills of the Berkshires. Fee-based; daily and weekly rates; competitive admissions. (literary, performing, visual arts)

Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corporation

Woonsocket Neigborhood Development Corporation (401) 762-0993. Year-long residencies for a single community-friendly professional artist (and family) with free rent in spacious 3-bedroom apartment, in exchange for 5/hours per week working with local kids. Woonsocket is a former mill city located in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, 20 minutes from Providence. All media welcome: visual arts, film, video, theater, computer art, storytelling, dance, poetry or other writers, folk arts, crafts. “We believe in the importance and transformative power of the arts as part of a comprehensive community revitalization effort,” says Executive Director Joe Garlick.


The Yard, Inc., PO Box 405, Chilmark, MA 02535, (508) 645-9662. Winter address: 890 Broadway, NYC 10003 212-228-0911. On the island of Martha’s Vineyard; modest stipends; 5-week residencies; teaching and performance duties. Open to choreographers and dancers. (performing arts)