The Seven Below Arts Initiative Artist-In-Residence Program was established to foster artistic development and to support arts education in the state of Vermont. Seven Below, in partnership with Burlington City Arts, is pleased to request proposals for six-week residencies at The Barn near Burlington, Vermont. The residencies are designed to provide artists with a peaceful, inspiring, and supportive environment for individual and/or collaborative new work. The residency program is open to artists at any stage of their career and working in various visual arts media.
The ideal applicant should be an artist with a history of rigorous work, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm for interacting with other artists and the public. Although we cannot subsidize travel to Vermont, we encourage the participation of artists from outside New England as well as locally.
Residents will live and work at The Barn, a uniquely restored property on 65 acres offering magnificent views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mountains. The 200-year-old Alan Irish Barn was reconstructed in 1996 and served as the recording and rehearsal facility for Phish, Trey Anastasio, and other musicians. In 2006, to support the activities of the Seven Below Arts Initiative, The Barn was retrofitted to provide living and workspace for up to three artists in residence at a time. The six chosen residents are selected from a diverse range of national and international applicants, and they are provided with a $2,000 materials and living stipend to help support the creation of new work.
They are joined by Seven Below Studio Manager and working resident R. Elliott Katz from Cabot, Vermont.
2012 RESIDENCY DATES
There are two residency sessions each year. Due to the mixed use of the residency space, we cannot release 2012 start and end dates at this moment. Typically, Session 1 begins the first week of June and ends in mid July (June 1st – July 13th), and Session 2 begins in mid July and ends the last week of August (July 15th – August 26th). The 2012 residency dates will be made available online as soon as possible.
Please download a the 2012 Residency Application (.pdf) and mail it to the postal address below.
Seven Below Arts Initiative, BCA Center Curator Burlington City Arts
Attn: Christopher Thompson
135 Church Street
05401 Burlington, VT
Call for applications