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 Montpilier, VT. This residency, off the grid and in the wild, allows residents to experience nature as they create artwork outside for two weeks (July 5-20). 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 culmination of this residency for each participating artist will be inclusion in an exhibition at Abend Gallery in Denver CO, Spring of 2019. Resident artists will be asked to produce additional work following the residency, informed by their experience, which will also be included in the exhibition. 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
  • 2 Weeks


  • July 5- July 20, 2018


Number of artist residents at one time
  • 10


Companions allowed
  • Partners and Children


Application who/how


Selection procedure
  • By Committee


Presentation of artists' work


Description of residency



  • Artist Community 

  • Campfires

  • Stars

  • Shed for storing art and art supplies

  • Water

  • Sun Showers

  • Composting Toilets

  • Stunning views including 

    • Cows

    • Mountains

    • Trees

  • Distraction Free (No Internet)

  • Short drive to Quaint Downtown Red Feather

    • Grocery stores

    • Gas station

    • Library

    • Restaurants

    • Fishing Lakes

    • Hardware store


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

  • Shared Kitchen tent

  • Primitive bathroom facilities

  • Water provided


Working language
  • English


Other activities happening at the space
  • Group Critiques

  • Field Trips to;

    • Downtown Red Feather

    • Lost Lake

    • Variety of beautiful vistas for artmaking

  • Wandering​

  • Contemplating

  • Conversating

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© 2017 by Caitlin Hurd. 

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