“Located amidst the Southern Vermont Mountains on a two hundred year old marble quarry with its adjoining home and historic architecture, the Marble House Project provides an extraordinary intersection of diverse communities. What drives this unique art residency, farm, educational institution and event space is a brilliant design, that supports activity rather than dictate it, where natural resources and the people who come together to use them are mutually benefited and enriched, where experience is privileged over product, and where humanity and sustainability is valued in service of incalculable growth. Much like the science of permaculture that uses existing strengths in any natural resource to create an even stronger microclimate, the Marble House Project has taken great care in how each stone is placed, artist is welcomed, and local community invited in. As a result, Marble House Project has created a cultural microclimate that exponentially widens the possibility for what might ordinarily grow there and lays the foundation to make such unprecedented individual flowering possible." Coco Karol, Resident, 2016
Through Artist Residencies, Sustainable Agriculture and Community Engagement, Marble House Project fosters the exchange of ideas and nurtures the imaginative spirit. With a focus on conservation of natural resources, integration of small-scale organic food production and the arts, residents sustain their growth by cultivating and participating in the surrounding grounds, working on their artistic vision and forging partnerships within the community. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether through art or in nature is where human potential begins and community thrives.