“Located amidst the Southern Vermont Mountains on a two hundred year old marble quarry with its adjoining home and historic architecture, the Marble House Project provides an extraordinary intersection of diverse communities. What drives this unique art residency, farm, educational institution and event space is a brilliant design, that supports activity rather than dictate it, where natural resources and the people who come together to use them are mutually benefited and enriched, where experience is privileged over product, and where humanity and sustainability is valued in service of incalculable growth. Much like the science of permaculture that uses existing strengths in any natural resource to create an even stronger microclimate, the Marble House Project has taken great care in how each stone is placed, artist is welcomed, and local community invited in. As a result, Marble House Project has created a cultural microclimate that exponentially widens the possibility for what might ordinarily grow there and lays the foundation to make such unprecedented individual flowering possible."  Coco Karol,  Resident, 2016


Through Artist Residencies, Sustainable Agriculture and Community Engagement, Marble House Project fosters the exchange of ideas and nurtures the imaginative spirit. With a focus on conservation of natural resources, integration of small-scale organic food production and the arts, residents sustain their growth by cultivating and participating in the surrounding grounds, working on their artistic vision and forging partnerships within the community. Marble House Project is founded on the belief that the act of creating, whether through art or in nature is where human potential begins and community thrives.



Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program located in Dorset, Vermont.  Applications are accepted in all creative fields.  This includes but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance.   Each session has eight to ten artists, creating small, dynamic interactive groups. Residents are selected by a jury process composed of past-years residents, staff and members of the board. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work and their project description.  Each session is specifically curated in order to maximize the art residency experience for each individual artist.  Marble House Project accepts approximately sixty artists each season. Five spots are reserved for Vermont residents and there is a family friendly residency specifically designed for parent artists with children. Residency applications are open for Spring Summer 2017. Deadline to apply is midnight,  December 31, 2016.


Marble House Project does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected characteristics. Marble House Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.