Paid by artist 

$200/ week or $600 / month per person. Includes studio, housing, utilities. Other increments of time negotiable.

Application guidelines 

Please contact the "FBI" for more information.



French Broad Institute (of Time & the River) aka The FBI

French Broad Institute (of Time & the River) aka The FBI


Residency includes studio space in former, repurposed church building in Marshall, NC, on the banks of the French Broad River, 30 minutes northwest of Asheville, NC, and 10 minutes from the Appalachian trail. Open March to November.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation is available in 2 bedroom log cabin built in 2000 overlooking river about 10 minutes away by car (4 wheel drive recommended) or by other arrangement.

Studio Information 

Large former church space with good acoustics for performance or recording; 9' x 20' studio overlooking a small garden and Main Street of the small town of Marshall, NC.  There is a shared writers room as well as desk space in the main sanctuary. Shared kitchen and bathroom.

Technical Information 

Artists must provide their own materials and tools.  There is a video projector and screen. Wifi available through low-cost subscription.


Marshall is a small town, and the county seat of rural, Appalachian Madison County ("The Jewel of the Blue Ridge") which is 30 minutes from the city of Asheville, NC. The French Broad River flows past the door of the "FBI".

68 North Main Street
Marshall, NC 28753
United States

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