The Vermont Studio Center
(VSC) is an artist residency
program located in the town of Johnson
in the U.S. state
. The center was founded in 1984 by Jonathan Gregg, Frederick Osborne, and Louise Von Weise. In January 2007, George Pearlman succeeded Gregg as VSC's Executive Director. VSC is the largest fine arts and writing residency program in the U.S. and among the most international. The center operates one to three month-long residencies. Each month, 52 fine artists and writers are selected for the rolling residencies. The programs are highly selective and includes a broad variety of media, cultures, and ages. Though there is no denominational affiliation, the center offers a meditation and yoga component.
The center attracts residents from more than 40 countries and all of the U.S. states. VSC fellowships emphasize intercultural exchange, and are organized around the following cultural programs: The Triangle Arts Trust Africa/Arab World; The Freeman Foundation Asian Artists; Central America; ArtNexus Latin America Artist Award; Reed Foundation Caribbean Basin Fellowships; and CEC ArtsLink Central Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Specific international fellowships focus upon Ireland, Italy, and Mexico.
Visiting artists, visiting writers
More than 75 visiting artists and writers visit the center each month ( 700 per year ). They include established writers, painters, printmakers, and sculptors. Visiting artists interact with residents on a... Read More