Vermont Studio Center is located in Johnson, a traditional Vermont village set in the heart of the Green Mountains on the banks of the Gihon River, northern Vermont.

2 - 12 weeks
Paid by artist 

The fee for a four-week residency in 2012, including studio, room, board, and the visiting artist and writer program, was $3950 for 4-weeks and $2050 for 2-weeks. Applicants may apply for a fellowship and grant/aid to reduce the fee. 

Paid by host 

150+ Fellowships will be awarded over the coming year and provide the fee for a fourweek residency. 50 of these awards are based solely on artistic merit and are open to all applicants; others are donor directed fellowships with additional criteria, such as geography or medium, and are listed prior to each deadline (check the Fellowships section of the website for more information on these opportunities).

400+ VSC Grants and Work-Exchange are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. This assistance reduces up to half of the fee. Work-exchange awards require residents to assist with the operation of the community. More grants and work-exchange are awarded for November through April residencies. 

Application guidelines 
There are 3 regular fellowship deadlines per year: February 15, June 15, and October 1.
For a complete list of fellowships and eligibility requirements, visit:
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02/14/2015 06/14/2015 09/30/2015
24 hour acces
separate from accomodation
origin of residents
Artist colony
financial structure
company support
own contribution by residents
basic tools and equipment
wood workshop
criteria resident
established artist
How long
1 to 3 months
3 to 6 months

Vermont Studio Center

Vermont Studio Center


The center aims to build an ideal international creative community that supports serious artists and writers by providing them with the seclusion of distraction-free working time, the companionship of professional peers, and the option of the counsel of inspired mentors. Residents receive individual studios, private rooms and all meals, plus access to prominent Visiting Artists and Writers offering slide talks, readings and studio visits. MFA program available with Johnson State College.

Henry Luce Foundation Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships 

The Vermont Studio Center invites applications for its Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowships Program supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. In 2014, VSC will award 6 outstanding Chinese poets and 6 literary translators with 4-week joint residencies to create new work individually and in collaboration as part of VSC’s diverse creative community. Awards include room, board, studio space, and a discretionary stipend.

Accomodation Information 

Separate from studio, individual houses. Laundry facilities.

Studio Information 

For a detailed description of studios and shops, visit Studios and Facilities section.

Technical Information 

VSC has a well equipped wood and metal shop including MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene, metal band saw, wood band saw, table saw, radial-arm miter saw, pneumatic tools for wood and stone carving, and a full array of power and hand tools. They do not yet have a forge.

Additionally, there is a small electric kiln, black & white photography facilites and printmaking facilites, but no media/computer lab. Life modeling sessions are held on a daily basis.

P.O. Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656
United States
+1 802 6352727
+1 802 6352730

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