E|MERGE was founded in 2009, Earthdance began in 1986
2 weeks
Paid by host 

3 vegetarian meals a day (animal protein available for personal purchase nearby)
A wood-stove sauna nestled in the woods

Paid by artist 

USD 500 residency fee for 14 days plus travel costs. Limited work/trade exchange and scholarship options may be available - enquire with the hosts.


Application guidelines 

You can now apply for the 2016 residency (residency dates: February 14-February 28, 2016). Find the application form here.



Interdisciplinary Residency


E|MERGE is a two-week long annual creative residency that provides space for the interchange of ideas, artistic innovation, and discovery of new models of creation that extend far beyond the residency itself.The interdisciplinary collaborative residency curates performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, and those interested in developing new forms across disciplines. Read more about the programme and its structure online.


The residency culminates in a final weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research, and other modes of expression. Opportunities to lead workshops and labs with and for other E|MERGE collaborators

Studio Information 

Working/ performance spaces including 2 large dance studios with sprung maple floors and radiant heating, Several cabins and other spaces ideal for installations, video/sound editing locations, and unconventional performance spaces. You can work outdoors, in more than 125 acres of (snow-covered) meadow and forest. A church and community center for site-specific work (through collaboration with a local congregation) are also available.


Earthdance is located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts in the USA. Earthdance resides on more than 125 acres of meadow and forest camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and exploring.

252 Prospect Street
Plainfield, MA 01070
United States

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