The founders of Lazuli Residency are a small family of three and they are artists, musicians, clothiers, writers, carpenters, and seamsters, living on 125 acres of Vermont fields and forest. During the summer months, with the help of their friends, they grow a bunch of food and invite a handful of artists to come and share the bounty. The founders offer up space in their studios and workshops in order to host a diverse group of artists in an effort to support underserved populations. The modest facilities include a wood shop, ceramics shed, metal shop, fiber barn and shared indoor and outdoor studio spaces.
They currently offer three sessions per year. Each session is two weeks in duration and includes three vegetarian meals per day and two optional field trips. The residency is located 2.5 hours north of Boston and 2.5 hours south of Montreal by bus. The organizers can provide some help with local transportation with ample notice.
The studio spaces are all communal. Each resident is offered a writing desk in their shared bedroom in addition to optional indoor space in the fiber barn or covered outdoor space in the pole barn. The wood shop, fiber studio, ceramics shed and metal shop are all equipped with tools and machines, however they ask the artists to contact them upfront, so as to make sure that they have the specific tools you need. Residents are to supply all of their own materials and nothing is to remain onsite at the end of each session.
At the end of each session there will be a required exit interview and an optional exhibition.
There are shared indoor studio spaces in the Indoor Barn and covered outdoor spaces in the Pole Barn. They also offer pastures and forest for any artist interested in working outside.
There are three shared bedrooms in the farmhouse and one small single room. They are in the process of adding a few auxiliary bedrooms in order to better accommodate the residents. Each room offers a bed and desk for every resident. Quiet hours in the house begin at nine pm and there is community space in the barn studio for evening activities, gatherings and dance parties.
Wood shop, modest ceramics space and metal shop. The fiber barn is equipped with a loom, industrial sewing machine, serger, and dress forms.