English, German
2 weeks
Paid by host 

In-kind support for crowdsourcing by the artist.

Paid by artist 

There is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.

Application guidelines 

Application fee is US $ 15.00. You can find all the details around the application process on their website.


Montello Foundation

Montello Foundation


Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster the understanding of nature, its fragility and the need to protect it. The Montello Foundation provides a solitary retreat where artists can experience the vastness of a desert landscape from a safe building, a “base camp,” a unique space for inspiration and creation, a place that provides a shield from distractions in the solitude of the desert.
A building designed with a large shading roof under which there are two distinct spaces: one space for the bodily needs: eating; sleeping; washing, and a stove for the cold desert nights, and a second space for work: for writing; painting; drawing; studying, a space for the first materializations of new ideas. The season is always from mid-May to mid-November.


The artist needs to submit a text and images for the annual report of the residency. 

Accommodation Information 

Own private house for the artist with kitchen.

Studio Information 

Own private studio, 400 sq ft (37 sq m), northern exposure, sink. The retreat runs on solar power, so high electricity usage only temporarily possible with the generator (provided).

Technical Information 

Library. No cell phone reception or wifi!

100 Thoreau Ave
Montello, NV 89830
United States

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