Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT is accepting applications for artist residencies during the 2024 visitor season (May – October). Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is the only national park to focus on conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in the United States. The park spans 550 acres resting on the east of the Green Mountains and includes a historic mansion and art collection, trails, carriage roads, and gardens.
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!
The park provides studio space for the current artist-in-residence in the Horse Shed, just above the Belvedere summer house in the meadow. The Horse Shed, designed by Theodor Muller and built in 1961, was originally constructed to house Mary Rockefeller’s horses. The artist studio 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 is only accepting applications from local candidates, or candidates that are able to provide their own housing.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and digital portfolio to [email protected] by January 5, 2024.