Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration & the exchange of ideas by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work side by side. Our residency program is uniquely curated to bring together a diverse group of artists to facilitate exchange of different expertise, histories, techniques and perspectives.  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 in the studio or in nature, is how human potential expands and community thrives. Please scroll down to find out which residency program is best for you.

We welcome any and all to apply because we are interested in a diverse group of applicants. Marble House Project does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  If you have any questions or need assistance in applying, please contact

Artist Residency

  Applications are accepted in all creative fields.  This includes but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance.  There are seven sessions and each session lasts for three weeks.  The artist-in-residence season runs from mid April through the end of October.  Each session has 7 to 9 artists, creating small, dynamic, interactive groups. Residents are selected by a jury process composed of past-years residents, staff and members of the board. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work and their project description.  Each session is specifically curated in order to maximize the art residency experience for each individual artist.  Marble House Project accepts approximately sixty artists each season. Five spots are reserved for Vermont residents and there is a family friendly residency specifically designed for parent artists with children. (see below)  Applicants are accepted from The Untied States and abroad. Marble House Project provides a private bedroom, food and studio space and Artist support. Marble House Project does not cover the cost of travel or materials.  For exact dates, more information and questions about the residency you can visit our FAQ page or contact

Applications are closed for the 2018 Season.  Please check back in early October, for the 2019 Season.


Family Friendly Residency

The family friendly residency will take place July 16th through August 1st, 2018.  

Marble House Project offers one session per season in our residency program that is family friendly. Accepted artists can bring their spouse/partner and children. Each family is provided with housing, studio space and food in a communal atmosphere. Art and ecology programming and other physical and enriching activities are provided for the children,(aged 3-14) weekdays, from 9 till 3pm.  Residents and their families have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our agriculture program and learn more about sustainability and food production. MHP offers field trips for families to travel to local farms and museums.  Artists in residence present their work to the community through open studios and ART-Seed. If you are applying with both parents as artists, each parent needs to apply separately so we can properly allocate studio spaces.   Marble House Project thanks the Sustainable Arts Foundation for supporting the family friendly residency during the 2018 season!!

Applications are closed for the 2018 Season.  Please check back in early October, for the 2019 Season.

Culinary Arts Residency

The culinary artist residency runs concurrently with the artist residency so that both Chef and Artists can interact and learn from  one another.  Each culinary artist will have ample time to become familiar with Dorset and surrounding areas, meet farmers and other organic purveyors and delve into their own food creations and aesthetics. Chefs will be given a professional kitchen near the garden.  Occasionally, Marble House Project has other events where the kitchen may need to be shared. Chefs will have access to the organic farm at Marble House Project to source ingredients and can work with our farmers to learn more about cultivation and harvest.  Each chef presents a farm to table dinner or some other food related experience on the final weekend of the residency. Marble House Project will cover costs associated with this event.  Chefs are not responsible for cooking for the artists residents but they will be paired with the artists for meal making two or three times during the residency.  The only exception is the family friendly residency where they will need to supervise and help cook all evening meals.  For this residency a small stipend will be offered.

Applications are closed for the 2018 Season.  Please check back in early October, for the 2019 Season.

Curatorial Residency


The curatorial field has expanded rapdily in the last decade. Today's curators are largely independent and build exhibitions, programming and publications for museums, galleries, biennials, project spaces and the web.  The institutional support for curatorial research must respond to the significant cultural impact of independent curators today. Our Curatorial Residency will run alongside our Artist Residency Program.

Applications are closed for the 2018 Season.  Please check back in early October, for the 2019 Season.

Collaborative Residency


The Collaborative Winter Residency facilitates groups of artists working together to develop new or in-progress work. This  residency program offers time and space designed for collective group-making and collaboration, as an alternative to residency programs geared toward more individual studio practices. Residents apply as a group, and live together in the main house with access to up to five studio spaces, as needed. Through the Collaborative Residency, Marble House Project is expanding the part of our mission that values collaboration and interdisciplinary collective making.  All disciplines will be considered.  Collaborative residency sessions take place in November, 2018 and March 2019.  Each session lasts 10 days  and can accommodates up to 12 individuals. There is a residency fee based on the number of artists in the collective to cover additional food and heating costs.  Please see our FAQ.

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