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.

Individual artists who do not require a rehearsal studio (such as writers and photographers) are encouraged to apply for a one week residency. Performing artists (such as choreographers and theater artists) are also welcome to apply, with the understanding that the Red Barn Studio may be available but for an additional fee starting at $35 per day. Learn more about the Red Barn Studio HERE.

Note that there is ample land and outdoor space available for ideation and research. We are currently unable to accommodate groups or collaboratives on the Trillium property. Individual artist residencies are a solo adventure during their time here and your residency will not overlap with other awarded artists. If an artist would like to bring collaborators, there are a variety of AirBnB’s available for rent in the immediate area. A list of recommended AirBnB’s is available upon request.

Musicians are welcome to apply with the understanding that they must rent the Red Barn Studio for sound rehearsals. Out of consideration for sound issues, sound rehearsals are not permitted in the artist suite since artist accommodations are currently in the ground floor of a shared house. A Bluetooth speaker is available. No other sound equipment is provided.

2023 Residencies Include:

  • Private accommodations in a one-bedroom, ground floor suite (Phil and Heather live upstairs but resident artists have a private entrance).
  • Welcome dinner
  • Use of the grounds, including firepit, gazebo and waterfall area
  • Potential use of the Red Barn Studio for an additional fee (starting at $35 per day)
  • 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 2023 residencies are one week in length. Artist arrival is on Sundays with a check-in at 3:00pm or after. Welcome dinners are hosted on Monday evening. The residency week ends with an optional Friday night work-share. Check out is on Saturday mornings by 11am.

Applications are currently being accepted for residencies one week in length during May, June and July 2023. Specific date ranges are:

May 28-June 3, 2023

June 4- June 10, 2023

June 25-July 1, 2023

July 23 - July 29, 2023

Who is eligible?
Artists of various disciplines (writers, photographers, visual artists, choreographers) at any stage of their careers are invited to apply. There is no application fee.
The Deadline to apply for June/July residencies is February 27, 2023 at 11:59pm EST. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and applicants will be notified by early April.

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: $600 per week
Mentorship: $750 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 2023 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

Additional information is available at

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