Open Call

Visitor Center Artist Camp Residency

Art Shape Mammoth

No Funding
Ewen, United States


The VCAC is a great opportunity for the creative growth of an advanced artist looking to step out of their normal routine or experiment with new materials and techniques, or for the emerging artist looking to learn new skills, make new connections, and find inspiration. Adults of all creative backgrounds, experience levels, and fields of practice are encouraged to apply. You must be at least 18 years of age. Applications will be reviewed and confirmed in the order received, until all spaces are filled. Camp Session is July 27 - August 9th, with an optional extended work session August 9 - 16.

Number of Participants

We have space for a total of 12 artists for this year's residency. Maximum number of Clay Residents: 8 Maximum number of Residents with Wood/Independent Projects: 4


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 27, 2019 - August 09, 2019


  • $25.00 application fee
  • $950.00 program fee


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Installation Space, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Stage, Wood Shop


Kitchen, Shared Bathroom, Tent


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Demo Day, Discussion, Exhibition, Festival, Group Dinners, Performances, Picnic Baskets, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Work Exchange, Workshops


Acting, Arts Administrator, Book Arts, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Comedy, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Multimedia, Music, Nonfiction, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Puppeteers, Research, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Visitor Center Artist Camp is an Artist Residency in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Explore creative practices influenced by the surrounding natural environment and focused on sustainability and self-sufficiency, while working and living communally in this beautiful wilderness environment. Immerse yourself in our Local Clay Workshop to dig and process your own clay, and create ceramic work. Propose a project in Wood and learn from a life-long logger, timber-framer, and DIY master at his Sawmill. Or, propose an Independent Project that can be supported by our rugged setting, sustainable focus, and adventurous attitude. The programming for VCAC is intended for both personal and collective growth. We will share our skills and ideas with each other though demos, presentations, and campfire discussions. Additional programing includes nature field trips to Lake Superior, waterfalls, and hiking trails, and educational field trips to see cheese-making, wood-turning, and saw-milling demos.

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