Artist in Residence Application

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2023 Artists-in-Residence work on projects in the Pony Shed Artist Studio

NPS Photo / Kelly Sczomak

Applications are Open

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 visitor season (May-October 2024). The application period will close on January 5, 2024. Artist residency lengths range from three weeks to six months.

The Artist-in-Residence program at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park aims to help visitors connect with the landscape through art and the artistic process. Unlike some sites, we don’t expect, though in some cases may accept, a finished work of art for our collection. However, the artist must engage in a variety of outreach opportunities. These include, at minimum, 100-hours of on-site residency:

  • Demonstrating art at one of our public events
  • Teaching between one to three workshops for the public in your preferred medium
  • Hosting an “open studio” at the Pony Shed Art Studio
  • Exhibiting or performing your work at either the park or ArtisTree.

Other opportunities include:

  • Presenting a talk about the connection between your art and the park’s collections or themes
  • Participating in a dialogue about art and conservation with a small group
  • Delivering art-themed tours of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller mansion
  • Offering art workshops to school children
  • Anything else you’d like to try that connects people to place through art!
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NPS staff create art in the park

NPS Photo / Troi Perkins

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email to with the following information:

  1. A Letter of Interest
  2. A Digital Portfolio

Our Artist-in-Residence studio is located at the Horse Shed, just above the Belvedere summer house in the Horse Shed Meadow. The Horse Shed, designed by Theodor Muller and built in 1961, was originally constructed to house Mary Rockefeller's horses. The artist studio, in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed, is off the grid with a 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. The renovation of this building was designed by SAS Architects of Burlington, Vermont, the same firm who designed the Forest Center, the park's Platinum LEED certified classroom and meeting space.

The park provides this studio space for the current artist in residence to work in. We are only accepting applications from local candidates, or canditates that are able to provide their own housing. For more information on the Artist-in-Residence program, please contact our Visitor Services Team.

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Past Artists-in-Residence

Learn more about the history of our Artist-in-Residence Program!

Last updated: October 26, 2023

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Contact Info

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54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091


802-457-3368 x0

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