The Aurora Project offers three to six week residencies for up to nine artists and scholars per session. Private studios are open 24/7. Simple, comfortable accommodations and three meals a day are provided.


Residents are selected based on their applications and support materials submitted in July and reviewed by a peer panel in August. Announcements are made in October for residencies scheduled from March through December of the following year. Residencies are available to artists at any stage of their career, but are not open to students. A waiting list is maintained.

Disciplines Include:


Visual Arts

Photography and Media Arts, Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture, Textile and Fiber Arts



Fiction and Literary Non-Fiction, Play Writing, Poetry, Translation and Screenwriting, Historic Preservation, Art History and Criticism



Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban/Rural Planning and Design, Scholarly Research


New Genres

Ecology and Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary and Environmental Arts

The Aurora Project encourages artists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines to apply. Restrictions are made based on limitation of available space and equipment. Collaborations may be possible with nearby facilities, including access to a wood fire kiln, printmaking studio, a commercial glass blowing company, and community arts opportunities. Contact us for more information.