Artist Retreat Center (ARC) Women’s Residencies Program


Artist Retreat Center (ARC)
Women Filmmakers of Color ARC Residencies available
Sept. 13 - 21, 2014 

12 exceptional women artists will be invited to work on their projects at a private 100-acre farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont during prime New England Foliage Viewing Season. ARC Residencies offer an inspired setting for work and reflection during the day, with evening gatherings over healthy prepared meals, followed by presentations from fellow artists, plus an artist’s empowerment workshop during your stay. You will have a room (single or double) in one of three charming country houses shared with other ARC artists in a Vermont estate overlooking organic hay fields, forests, a private pond, and nearby Jay Peak Mountain. Outings to some of the nearby attractions including the Wine Route of the Brome Missiquoi region just across the Canadian border, a visit to artisanal food producers and other local attractions.


RESIDENCY COST: There is no residency fee for Artist Center Residencies. There is a fee of $350.00 for healthy and delicious meals prepared at the farm. You are responsible for your travel to the Burlington, VT airport, where a van will take ARC residents to the farm 1 ½ hours away for $150.00 round trip.

RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIPS AVAIL: The ARC fellowship provides up to $700.00 travel and food stipend to offset the cost of transport and meals for the ARC residency. A limited number of fellowships are available.

TRAVEL DETAILS: Residents will be responsible for booking travel to and from Burlington, VT airport to arrive by Saturday Sept. 13 before 4 pm and return Monday Sept. 21 after 1 pm. A shared ride will be available to take you to and from the farm 1 ½ hours from the airport for an additional $150.00 round trip. The ARC is located near the town of North Troy, VT in a private estate, 3 ½-hour drive North of Boston, or an 8-hour drive from NYC. Address will be given only to confirmed ARC fellows. Bring passport to enter Canada for group field trip! 

WORK DETAILS: Each artist is expected to work independently on their project and will be asked to present to the group on their work in the evening after dinner at least once. Projects most suited to this residency include writing or laptop-based editing projects (you are expected to bring your own technology). Each artist is assigned a quiet private space for work, and is not to be disturbed during the day, although all are welcome to gather in common areas or enjoy walks in the private woods or to the nearby waterfall, and to swim in the pond on the grounds. A few group outings will be organized for those wishing to explore the area.

APPLICATIONS DUE –  August 11, 2014

NOTIFICATION- Applicants will be notified of admission status on August 14.


Artist Residency Center Application for Residencies and Fellowship: The application is intended to be as simple as possible. You can be in any phase of your project to apply. There are no word limits or character counts, but please try to keep your answers to a few paragraphs at most.

Send to: [email protected] with the subject line: ARTIST RESIDENCY CENTER application.

Application: Please put in one document:

1. Contact info – name, mailing address, email, cell phone, home phone.

2. Synopsis/Idea/subject.

3. Style/aesthetic and approach.

4. Intended final product and distribution plans.

5. What part of the project would you intend to do/work on while at the retreat?

6. What is the current status of your project?

7. Your bio: A couple of paragraphs will be good, plus links to your website or other social media if available. 

8. Work Samples: a writer’s sample can be in pdf or word, a video sample should be on Vimeo or through a YouTube link.

9. Please do not apply if you are not sure you would be able to join us for the full time.

Acceptance emails go out Aug. 14, we need to hear confirmation by Aug. 16, so we can offer the residency to another worthy artist if you cannot make it.