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The Residency in a Nutshell


Artists Off Grid is an independent and non profit artist-in-residence centered in the visual arts located just outside Montpelier, VT. This residency, off the grid and in the wild, allows residents to experience nature as they create artwork outside for two weeks (normally July 5-20).  This year because of COVID we are only one week August 15-21, 2021.  Each day will require attention to meet basic needs for shelter and food. As we work together to meet these needs, we will build a community which will be reinforced by daily discussions of art theory and technique. Critiques are held every few days to discuss progress as each artist explores the landscape in their own visual language.
The mission of these two weeks is to disentangle from our technology, to slow down and simplify, and to focus on artmaking.



Guidelines and Fees 

Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call. Artists Off Grid gives special attention to those projects looking at the environment, sustainability and technology, using nature as inspiration and/or as media.  There is a one time application fee, however Artists Off Grid does not charge money to go on this residency.  For more detailed information go HERE 

Residency program since
  • 2017

Disciplines and media
  • Painting

  • Photography 

  • Textile Art

  • New Media

  • Animation

  • Printmaking

  • Film Making

  • Sculpture


Residency conditions

Duration of residency
  • Normally 2 weeks, but for 2021 it is only 1 week


  • August 15-21, 2021


Number of artist residents at one time
  • 10


Companions allowed
  • Partners and Children


Application who/how


Selection procedure
  • By Committee


Description of residency



  • Artist Community 

  • Campfires

  • Stars

  • Water

  • Sun Showers

  • Composting Toilets

  • Stunning views including 

    • Cows

    • Mountains

    • Trees

  • Distraction Free (No Internet)

  • Short drive to Downtown 

    • Grocery stores

    • Gas station

    • Library

    • Restaurants

    • Hardware store


  • Camping meadow with plenty of room for resident artist's tents

  • Shared Kitchen tent

  • Primitive bathroom facilities

  • Well water

  • Brook


Working language
  • English


Other activities happening at the space
  • Group Critiques

  • Field Trips to;

    • Downtown 

    • Variety of beautiful vistas for artmaking

  • Wandering​

  • Contemplating

  • Conversating

Apply Now!
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