Trillium Arts Residencies offer secluded space for rejuvenation in a beautiful, remote setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our current facilities are best suited to the disciplines of literary arts, photography, visual arts and arts administration.
The Trillium Arts rehearsal studio and cabin are under construction in 2022 and will not be available for use. In 2022, individual artists who do not require a rehearsal studio (such as writers and photographers) are encouraged to apply for a one or two week residency. Performing artists (such as choreographers and theater artists) are also welcome to apply, with the understanding that no rehearsal space is available, but there is ample land and outdoor space available for ideation and research. In 2022 we are unable to accommodate groups or collaboratives.
Trillium is NOT accepting applications from musicians in 2022, out of consideration for sound issues, since artist accommodations are currently in the ground floor of a shared house.
2022 Residencies Include:

  • Private accommodations in a one-bedroom, ground floor apartment (Phil and Heather live upstairs but resident artists have a private entrance).
  • Welcome dinner
  • Use of the grounds, including firepit, gazebo and waterfall area
  • Basic kitchen supplies and all household goods (towels, linens, paper products, etc.)
  • Access to high speed fiber optic internet
  • Mentorship services (optional for an additional fee)

All Fall 2022 residencies are one week in length and begin with a welcome dinner on Sunday evening (check in Sunday between 4-6pm) and end with an optional Friday night work-share (check out Saturday morning by 11am).
Applications are currently being accepted for residencies one week in length during October and November 2022. Specific date ranges are listed in the application form.
Who is eligible?
Artists of various disciplines (writers, photographers, visual artists, choreographers) at any stage of their careers are invited to apply. Note that in 2022 there is no rehearsal studio available, but there is ample space for creative endeavors outdoors. In 2022 we are not able to accept applications from musicians, due to sound/space constraints. There is no application fee.

The Deadline to apply for May/June residencies is June 8, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and applicants will be notified by mid July.

Residency Types
Independent Artist: This residency allows for a more independent experience, offering individuals unencumbered work time with the optional support of Trillium Arts staff for brief questions.
Mentorship: This residency offers individuals unencumbered work time, plus five hours of mentorship/conceptual discussions with Phil and Heather.
Rates for Residencies
Independent Artist: $500/$350 students per week
Mentorship: $650/500 students per week
Financial Aid:
Trillium Arts offers a limited number of work scholarships. The scholarship is an exchange of eight hours of work during the residency week for a 50% discount off the residency fee. The work is directly related to the success of the Trillium Arts, such as community outreach, office work, facilities maintenance and improvement, gardening, internet communication.
Payment Schedule:
Upon acceptance of a 2022 Residency, a 50% deposit will be due. This deposit is non-refundable, with the exception of unforeseeable circumstances due to the COVID-19 virus. Full payment of the Balance is due upon arrival. Additional payment instructions will be included along with Residency acceptance materials.

COVID-19 Policy: Out of concern for maintaining a safe environment, Trillium Arts has implemented several policies. Resident Artists must provide proof of vaccination, AND, either a negative PCR test or negative rapid response Antigen test result within 48 hours prior to artist arrival on site.

Learn more about Trillium Arts COVID-19 Protocols

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