Open Call

Marble House Project 2020 Residency

Marble House Project

No Funding
Dorset, United States


Applications are accepted in all creative fields including but not limited to writing, dance and choreography, performance, music composition and sound, film and video, visual arts, and culinary arts. Applications are reviewed by a jury of alumni, staff, and outside experts, and artists are selected based on quality of work, commitment to practice, and project description. Two artists may apply together as a collaborative, and should complete one application. Within each application you will be asked to select the session dates best for you. You may choose the family friendly residency only if you will be bringing your children. Family friendly applicants may select additional dates if willing to attend without your children. If you are a family friendly applicant and your partner is an artist you must apply individually in order to guarantee studio spaces. The application is open to artists working in the United states and abroad. You must 21 or older to participate.

Number of Participants

Marble House Project accepts approximately 60 residents and is open to artists living in the United States and abroad. Residencies run from April through October, scheduled into six three-week residencies and one two-week family-friendly residency for artists with children. Each session accommodates eight artists and is specifically curated to bring together a diverse group of creative workers, to maximize potential for collaboration and dialogue while in residence and beyond. If accepted, there is no cost to attend.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 13, 2020 - October 27, 2020


  • $35.00 application fee


Individual Studio


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Open Studios, Performances, Readings, Self-Directed, Workshops, Yoga


Chefs, Cinematography, Composers, Culinary, Dance, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Marble House Project is a multidisciplinary artist residency program that fosters collaboration and the exchange of ideas, by providing an environment for artists across disciplines to live and work together. The residency integrates sustainable practices, including small-scale organic food production and waste conservation. Residents sustain their growth by engaging with the grounds while working on their artistic practice. 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. All residents live together in the historic, 8-bedroom Manley-Lefevre house, a communal space organized around responsibilities-sharing systems which highlight sustainability and community. Residents will be paired and cook for shared dinners three times over the course of their residency, Each session culminates with ART SEED, our public open house weekend event.

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