Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Residency in Vermont anyone


This sounds lovely. I'd love to go to New England.

The Vermont Studio Center is an international residency programme open to artists and writers. Throughout the year VSC hosts 50 artists and writers per month, each of whom receives an individual studio, private room, and all meals. Residencies last from 2 to 12 weeks

(it says 4 to 12 weeks on the website and on another page 2 to 12 weeks)

and provide uninterrupted time to work, a community of creative peers, and a beautiful village setting in northern Vermont.

In addition, VSC's programme includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers (2 painters, 2 sculptors and 2 writers per month) who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences. Full Fellowships and a variety of Special Fellowships to Vermont Studio Centre are available for the 2009 Residency Programme.

Deadline for applications: 17 February 2009

Reading the website, it says there are a small number of 2 week residencies. I am disappointed that they don't cater for writers (or other artists) who not only write but also hold down a full time job and have a family. How can such a person take 4 weeks, let alone 8 weeks? It's loaded against us from the real world and it makes me mad, sad and ...you know.

5 comments:

The Dotterel said...

Sounds wonderful! Let me at the application form...

Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

I agree entirely - I wish these things catered to writers with families. There's no way I could spend more than a week away from home. Sounds fab though.

Women Rule Writer said...

I'm the same re family commitments. I've only ever gone on week-long retreats and those within Ireland. Some day, maybe...

Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

ps. i gave you a blog award - come by and pick it up

xx

Peter Goulding said...

By the way, who's the guy on all the posters?