The Bartering Residency

Currently, Rural Projects runs a bartering residency, where the artist-in-residence receives studio space, accommodation in an 80's era caravan, breakfast supplies, and an evening meal in exchange for a minimum of two hours per day of work. (14 hours of work for a 7 day residency, for example.)
There are two residencies per summer, typically 7-10 days in duration. Longer residencies can be arranged for international artists.

Resident artists help to renovate a 1200 square foot live/work space in the eastern end of our 10,000 square foot barn. The following skills are particularly desired at this time:
Basic construction: sheetrock, carpentry
Gardening, landscaping
Other tasks could include stacking firewood or baby-sitting.

The caravan comes equipped with electricity, small stove, fridge, bed, and table. Private bathroom and laundry facilities are provided.  Food supplies will include fresh eggs from our own chickens and homemade bread.  Up to 2,000 square feet of studio space is available as well as 30 acres of woodland for site-specific work, access to a shared workshop, and use of a bicycle.  Having a car is desirable for artists-in-residence but not a prerequisite.  Transportation can be arranged to complete errands, pick-up supplies, etc.

If you would like to apply for the Bartering Residency at Rural Projects please send an artist's statement as it relates to our mission (found on the home page) and a project proposal to
Also provide a URL where at least 4-6 images of your work can be viewed.  DO NOT send images as attachments. Please also have a look at our past residents and their projects to gain an understanding of what it is possible to achieve during the residency.