Vermont Studio Center


VSC offers 2- to 12-week studio residencies year-round for 50 artists and writers per month. All VSC residents receive private studio space appropriate to their medium, comfortable private accommodations, and 3 excellent meals daily.

VSC’s unique residency format also provides a monthly roster of distinguished visiting artists and writers who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences with residents.

The Vermont Studio Center holds three annual fellowship deadlines, with new juries and different awards each time.—Application deadlines 2/15, 6/15, and 10/01.

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Residency Programme since: 1984
Description of Organisation:

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the U.S., hosting more than 700 artists and writers annually in scenic Johnson, Vermont.

More than 43 countries are represented annually at Vermont Studio Center, making VSC a creative community that truly spans the globe.

A low-residency MFA program is offered in conjunction with nearby Northern Vermont University.

Organisation founded in: 1984
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: more than 20
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Ceramics facilities
  • Woodworking tools
  • Library
  • Office
  • Welding tools
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    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): VSC awards 75 VSC Fellowships open to all for 4-week residencies throughout the year. In addition to our core VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding. To learn more about our fellowship, please visit Fellowship deadlines are February 15, June 15 and October 1. There is also a special international fellowships deadline on April 1.Please refer to our website for a complete list of available fellowships at each upcoming deadline.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Burlington, VT International Airport (BTV)
    Nearest Train Station: Waterbury-Stowe Amtrak station of the Vermonter Line
    How to reach by plane: To Burlington, Vermont International Airport. A VSC staff member will pick you up.
    How to reach by train: Amtrak to Waterbury, Vermont. A VSC staff member will pick you up.
    How to reach by car: Johnson is 6 hours from New York City, 3.5 hours from Boston, 2 hours from Montreal and 1 hour from Burlington, VT.
    Street & Number: P.O. Box 613
    Postal Code: 5656
    City: Johnson, VT
    Country long: United-States
    P.O. Box 613
    Johnson, VT 5656 USA
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