Fill Your Spirit



Art and Land-based residencies are open to emerging and established artists, writers, makers and those interested in land/community-based projects such as permaculture, alternative building, gardening, and craft food production.

Residencies are offered in 1-month, 3-month or 6-month options,  June 1- December 1. Shorter term residencies and those in May are available by consultation, only.

Each residency begins on the first of the month, and ends on the last day of the month. Monthly residencies may begin on the first day of any month.

3-month residencies are in two sessions.

  • Summer Session: June 1 - Aug 30
  • Fall Session:  Sept 1 - Dec 1.

Six-month residencies are June 1 - Dec 1.


Please fill out and submit the online application form and email the following additional material to

  • CV
  • 10 images of your recent work, labeled with last name_number.jpg (eg. Smith_01.jpg). Please provide descriptions, including medium, date produced, or other relevant information. Images should be 72dpi and 200 x 200.
  • Writers should submit 20 pages of recent work.

Deadline for applications: June 1, 2018 - Applications are processed as received.



Fee includes private room in the "Art Barn," shared bath(s), 24-hour access to studio space, promotion of your work online, exhibition and sales opportunities as applicable, laundry, communal dinners, garden veggies, and all community events during your stay.  Residents are featured and promoted on the Stone Bowl Farm website and social media.

Some materials are available at the farm, depending upon your project. Additional materials are at your expense, unless your project will remain on the farm, in which case most materials will be provided. There are art, hardware, and other supply stores within driving distance and many other places to purchase, find, or up-cycle materials.  If you require special materials, please let us know so we can tell you where to get them (or bring them with you.)

During your stay, you will be expected to:

* contribute 2-4 hours a week in the vegetable gardens/farm and in communal activities such as cleaning and cooking.

* show/sell your work in the local gallery in exchange for gallery sitting,  provide a public event about your work, and/or participate in farmer's market sales and resident shows/events. Assist in any public events.


Large 200-year old horse barn converted into the "Art Barn," with spacious living quarters, communal and private studio spaces, kitchen, bath, living room, gallery/movement communal space, and workshop with basic tools for construction (additional tools can be obtained if needed). WiFi is available. Please note: there is ample hot and cold running water in the barn with showers and bathtub, but all toilets are composting toilets. Perfectly sanitary, but different from "flush" toilets. There are flush toilets in the main house.

The property has 25 acres of land, forest and trails to explore, and hiking trails, biking trails, lakes and rivers are all close, as are the towns of Dorset and Manchester.

There are numerous  artists, art centers and land-based projects within a 1-2 hour drive (some are only 20 minutes away!) with whom we have relationships, and opportunities exist for studio visits.