Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.
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.
Please apply here.
Duration of residency
Private house, no staff
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
The retreat is open to all visual artists, writers and composers as well as curators. The residency is solitary, so the resident will have the entire house with studio to her/himself. The building is very remote in the NorthEast corner of Nevada, so the surrounding is sagebrush desert and at night an amazing night sky. There is electricity, but not suitable for heavy machinery.
Studio / Workspace
private 400sqft (37sqm) studio, Northern Exposure with view of the desert
Fees and support
$15 application fee, no fee to stay at the retreat
Expectations towards the artist
about 300 word text and some images for our annual report is expected.