Marble House Project

Dorset, VT

Marble House Project

A short movie about who we are:

Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration & the exchange of ideas by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work side by side. Our residency program is uniquely curated to bring together a diverse group of artists to facilitate exchange of different expertise, histories, techniques and perspectives.  With a focus on conservation of natural resources, integration of small-scale organic food production and the arts, residents sustain their growth by cultivating and participating in the surrounding grounds, working on their artistic vision and forging partnerships within the community. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether in the studio or in nature, is how human potential expands and community thrives.

Applications are accepted in all creative fields. This includes but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition,performance and the culinary arts. Each session has eight to ten artists, creating small, dynamic interactive groups. Residents are selected by a jury process composed of past-years residents, staff and members of the board. Artists are selected based on the quality of their work and their project description. Each session is specifically curated in order to maximize the art residency experience for each individual artist.

Marble House Project provides private bedrooms, food and individual studio space. Residents are responsible for all transportation and material costs. Each residency lasts for approximately three weeks with the exception of the family friendly residency which lasts approximately two weeks. Marble House Project accepts over sixty artists each season. Applications for the artist in residency program are open for the 2023 season until May 15h, 2022. . To apply for 2023 please visit


Dorset, Vermont: United States

Marble House Project is located in Dorset, Vermont on over 38 acres of land. The Manley-Lefevre House, on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the Federal style in approximately 1815. Its formal gardens were designed in the Italianate style by Charles Downing Lay. Individual studio spaces are designated for each artist. Dorset, Vermont is located in Southern Vermont about 4 hours from New York City and 4 hours from Boston.

Fee:  Free to accepted artists.  Application fee is $35.


Artist in Residence Length:  Three weeks

Family Friendly Length:  Two weeks

Average number of artists in residence at a time: 8 - 10

Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 56



Application type: Open application

Collaboration: Two people may apply together

Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists

Additional eligibility information:  Artists must apply individually during the core residency program
If you are a family friendly applicant and your partner is an artist you must apply individually in order to guarantee studio spaces. Artists must be 21 years or older

Application deadline: May 15th, 2022

Notification:  By email on or before September 15th, 2022