Visual Arts
1 Month, 2 Months and 1 Week options
Paid by host 
  • Private studio workspaces
  • Private and semiprivate bedrooms with shared kitchen, living room, and bath
  • One shared meal daily except weekends
  • Promotions and events
  • Membership and access at The Mint, a local maker- space equipped with full wood shop, metal shop, and digital fabrication lab
  • Limited fellowships available to artists in need of financial aid
  • Access to public library
  • Exhibition space
  • Culminating exhibition
Paid by artist 

$550 tuition contribution (some tuition waivers will be available for artists with need).

Application guidelines 
  • Completed application form
  • Images: Ten images of work completed in the last two years. --Images should be labeled Firstname_Lastname_01 and be no larger than 5MB each.
  • Image Script specifying the title, medium, dimensions, date, and a brief description of the work submitted in .pdf format and labeled Firstname_Lastname_Script.
  • Artist CV should be submitted in .pdf format and labeled Firstname_Lastname_CV
  • Artist Statement: Please describe your work and working methodology (250 words)
  • Statements of intent describing how you might benefit from a residency at 77Art what you feel you have to contribute to a community desiring artistic stimulus (100 words each)

Note: You will be asked to sign into your google account. If you do not have a google account please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "application request".





Founded in 2017 as part of a concerted effort to revitalize central western Vermont through the arts, 77Art believes that a strong community is one that cares about its culture and builds connections among its people. They believe that art is a catalyst for growth and that its transformative effects can have meaningful impact on concerns such as poverty, addiction, and mental health. They believe that cultural equity begets other equity and that providing opportunities for artists to work in Rutland will have lasting benefits for the visiting artists, the local community, and for the culture at large. 77Art hopes that by bringing artists together for a concentrated time in a new and emerging place, they can facilitate the flow of cultural production with far reaching implications.
After the immense success of their pilot program last year, 77Art is planning an expansion. In 2019 they will offer three sessions as well as expand the number of residents they can accommodate per session.

Twelve visual artists will participate in each section of this self-directed residency. The residency is designed to give emerging and mid-career artists time and space to create new works and expand their practice. Our private studios are spacious with large windows that provide ample natural light and their proximity allows for the right balance of privacy and community. There are no requirements that artists complete projects during their stay at 77Art, however the residency will culminate in an exhibition of resident work. It is important to connect artists to serious arts professionals in the state of Vermont and to this end they have organized studio visits from curators throughout the state. Their emphasis is on community outreach and artists should come prepared to interact with the public during open studios and be present at events throughout the residency period.

  • Artist talk, or interactive program proposal
  • Attendance at events programming during residency period
  • Presentation of a short one-day workshop for youth in the community
  • Donation of a small artwork at residency end
Accommodation Information 

Private rooms in a shared apartment nearby.

Studio Information 

The facility houses 14 private studios with large windows and access to a slop sink.

Technical Information 

Through the partnership with The MINT, a communal workshop and makers-space nearby, 77Art Residents have access to an 8,000 square foot facility with a broad range of tools and equipment including: 4'x 8' CNC router; Table saw; Bandsaws; Sanders; Drill presses; Grinders; Bridgeport Mill; Ironworker; Metal lathe; Welding; Plasma cutter; 3D Printing; Electronics; Programming; CNC & Computer-Aided Design and much more!

77 Grove Street
Rutland, VT 05701
United States

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