Artist Residencies

Yellow Barn Artist Residencies are open to professional musicians of any age and at any stage of their career, and support a range of activities within the following guidelines.

  • Residencies may focus on the exploration and preparation of repertoire from any musical period.

  • Collaborative projects may bring performers, composers, and other artists together.

  • One residency per season will concentrate on work with local schools. Most other residencies will have opportunities to participate in outreach activities within the community.

  • Though it is not a requirement, all residencies will have public performance opportunities.

  • Musicians may choose to work independently or with mentoring artists and scholars during their residency.

View a list of artists and ensembles who have participated in Artist Residencies

Learn about current and past Artist Residency projects

Read a history of Yellow Barn's Artist Residency program

Those interested in applying for an Artist Residency might also consider applying as an ensemble for Yellow Barn's five-week summer program. More information


The Yellow Barn Artist Residencies take place in Putney, a historic village in southeastern Vermont. Musicians have 24-hour access to rehearsal and practice studios, which are located on Yellow Barn’s campus at the Greenwood School, just above the village.

  • Yellow Barn will provide housing within the local community, and a stipend for meals.

  • Additional funding to assist with travel expenses might be available.


Yellow Barn will accept applications from ensembles and individual musicians interested in pursuing either independent or collaborative projects. Yellow Barn’s Artistic Director will consult with selected musicians to determine the length and shape of the residency. While most residencies take place over the course of one week, there is flexibility in the length of residencies and the way in which residency visits are structured.

2016-2017 Artist Residency Application

$50 for individuals and $100 for ensembles (non-refundable and due with application).

Applications for Yellow Barn Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis.  The next deadline is April 1, 2016 for residencies taking place between September 2016 and May 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Dan Nitsch, Operations Manager
(802) 387-6637