6 weeks between June and September
Paid by host:

$2000 general stipend

Paid by artist:

Transportation and travel, material and living expenses

Application guidelines:

The ideal applicant should be an artist with a history of rigorous work, excellent communication skills, and enthusiasm for interacting with other artists and the public. Although travel to Vermont cannot be subsidized, artists from outside New England as well as locally are encouraged to apply.

There are two residency sessions each year. Typically, Session 1 begins the first week of June and ends in mid July (June 1st – July 13th), and Session 2 begins in mid July and ends the last week of August (July 15th – August 26th).

Please download a PDF copy of the application at and mail it to: Seven Below Arts Initiative, Attn: Christopher Thompson, BCA Center Curator Burlington City Arts.

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Seven Below Arts Initiative

Seven Below Arts Initiative


The Seven Below Arts Initiative was established to foster artistic development and to support arts education in the state of Vermont. The residencies are designed to provide artists with a peaceful, inspiring, and supportive environment for individual and/or collaborative new work. The residency program is open to artists at any stage of their career and working in various visual arts media.

Studio Information

On the main floor, The Barn can accommodate painting, drawing, installation, and other "clean" working practices. A large portion of this open floor is divided into three studio spaces that are separated by dividers, configured to offer a separation of workspace as well as room for collaborative work. Tools include a table saw, a chop saw, a cordless drill, a hammer, a 1/4" socket set, allen wrenches and screwdrivers (special tool and material requirements are the responsibility of the artist). In addition to The Barn, residents will have limited access to Burlington City Arts studios (photography, printmaking, kiln, and clay).

Accommodation Information

The Barn includes three semi-private bedrooms, (one room for each artist), one shared kitchen, one shared bathroom, and extensive common space.


Rural location 30 minutes outside of Burlington, Vermont.

Contact information

Burlington City Arts 135 Church Street Burlington
Burlington, VT 05401
United States

djhellerman [at]