$550 tuition contribution (some tuition waivers will be available for artists with need).
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.
Private rooms in a shared apartment nearby.
The facility houses 14 private studios with large windows and access to a slop sink.
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!