Montello Foundation

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The Montello Foundation provides a solitary retreat where artists can experience the vastness of a desert landscape from a safe building, a “base camp” a unique space for inspiration and creation, a place that provides a shield from distractions in the solitude of the desert.
A building designed with a large shading roof under which there are two distinct spaces: one space for the bodily needs: eating sleeping washing, and a stove for the cold desert nights, and a second space for work: for writing painting drawing studying, a space for the first materializations of new ideas.
There is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

Organisation founded in: 2008
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at a later date
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Curatorial
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Bicycle
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • 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): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Publication
    • Other
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: quiet space, nature, amazing night sky
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: SLC
    How to reach by plane: best nearby airport in Salt Lake City, UT
    How to reach by car: About 15 miles on dirt roads from the village of Montello, Nevada.
    Street & Number: 100 Thoreau Ave
    Postal Code: 89830
    City: Montello
    Country long: United-States
    100 Thoreau Ave
    Montello 89830 NV USA
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