FAMILY FRIENDLY RESIDENCY
In 2017, the family friendly residency takes place from July 17th through August 2nd. Please go to the Apply page if you are interested in this residency. There is a box in all of the applications that you can check if you are interested in the family Friendly residency.
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, 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, our Tuesday night presentation series. The cost to participate for each family is $275.
The experience of being a part of the family friendly session is best expressed through the artists who have participated. Architect/Designer/Writer Michael Zaretsky participated in the 2015 family friendly residency along with two children and his wife, the writer Adrian Parr. Zaretsky writes:
“Creating a family-friendly session at MHP and curating it with other families of similar ages and perfect camp leaders was simply amazing. From the moment we arrived, we knew that this would be an experience for our family like no other. This wasn’t a vacation; this wasn’t work; this was some whole new experience that engaged all of us equally. The kids were immediately embedded with other kids in their age range and with similar interests. I have never spent time like this with my kids where they were so utterly entertained and happy and at peace, and I was doing nothing to make that happen. In fact, the fact that our kids were so utterly entertained allowed an incredible freedom for us to think and be present to explore and learn from all that was surrounding us at Marble House.
I must mention that none of this would be possible without the tremendous sense of deep interest, care and support that we all felt. We could all relax because we all knew we were cared for. Every resident stepped up to participate and support the sense of community that was fostered by MHP.”
Marble House Project thanks the Sustainable Arts Foundation for supporting the family friendly residency in the 2016 season!!