Mary Sky


The Mary Sky Artist Residency is a haven for artists looking to bring a serious attitude and productive mindset to meaningful work

Hosted in a tiny cabin adjacent to National Forest Lands and overlooking the White River. Although the cabin is rural, the resident has access to grid electricity. Running water is fetched by the resident from an artesian mountain well on site. The cabin is fully insulated and heated. The tiny cabin has 140 sq ft of living space and 100 sq ft of sheltered outdoor studio space. The interior is equipped with a camping stove for cooking, loft bed, rug, chair, table, coffee, tea, kettle, and small library. (Feel free to bring a book to donate to other residents during your stay!)

Accepted applicants receive a $500 stipend to spend on tools and materials, which become their property, as is any work they produce during the Residency. Artists in residence also receive a $200 stipend toward food in the form of a credit at the nearest General Store (3 miles away).

Applications accepted from January through May 1. We notify accepted by the end of May of same-year placement. Residency runs June through October.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The Mary Sky Residency is an opportunity for artists to get quiet in nature and have a personal development experience. Self-driven prolific artists are encouraged to apply. Please note, residencies are ten days. (Arrive on Day 1 & depart on Day 10).

The Residency is designed to give artists an experience of communing with nature and their own innate spirituality as they delve into meaningful work. The Residency is also an opportunity for artists to get to know Mary Sky and vice versa.

The Residency develops connections with driven, talented artists and fosters mutually beneficial relationships that forward artists in the art world and recognition of their work.

We encourage emerging and established artists of all disciplines to apply. We are working to establish a permanent exhibition space near the residency site.

To challenge oneself in life is a path to challenging oneself in work. If you are uncomfortable in a camping setting or find going outdoors to access a bathroom or shower a hindrance to your work, this residency is probably not a good fit for you.

To ensure you are informed and prepared for the rustic nature of this experience, please contact us with any questions you may have.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
  • Hotel or Guest house
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Other
If other, please specify:

Materials Stipend, Living Stipend
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Mary Sky exhibition spaces are offered case-by-case based on availability
Application process: Digital application
Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): $200-700 (USD)
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Accommodation
  • Production costs
  • Food
Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
  • No requirements
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Rural
Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport – BTV
Nearest Train Station: Amtrak Station- RPH
Street & Number: 1700 VT Rt 100
Postal Code: 05748
City: Hancock
Country long: United-States
1700 VT Rt 100
Hancock 05748 VT USA
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