Cuttyhunk Island Fall Artist Residency: Due. June 1


Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency offers artists the time to focus on their work in a beautiful, remote setting far removed from the distractions of everyday life. An intimate group of twelve visual artists gather on Cuttyhunk Island for eight days to share ideas and learn from each other while working on their individual projects. We invite visiting artists each session to do slide talks and meet with each participant for informal critique sessions. The visiting artists work alongside the participants on their own projects and we all sit down to meals together. 

Cuttyhunk Island Artists’ Residency accepts visual artists working in all mediums. However, with limited studio space and the unique natural environment of Cuttyhunk Island, we encourage applicants who will benefit from nature as a tool in their creative process. Our facilities are conducive to artists with a portable studio practice, an ability to work on projects with easy set-up and break-down methods. Artists set up temporary work spaces on our large wraparound, covered porch overlooking Vineyard Sound. We also see this time as a way for artists to wander, think, and sketch. The beautiful nature trails and quiet beaches offer a sense of escape from our busy lives. On Cuttyhunk, one can forget what day of the week it is, leave the house without keys, wallets, phones. 

Examples of work methods supported by our facilities: drawing, painting, collage, small sculpture projects (not needing special tools or shop space), photography, video etc. Feel free to email  with questions about our facilities and what to expect.

We recommend that you bring a laptop and thumb drive with examples of your work. This will be helpful to show the visiting artists your work and gather feedback. Participants are encouraged to give a 10 minute slide talk presenting their work to the group. 

Participants stay at the Avalon Inn (see "Accommodation").

Program cost options below (which include accommodation, meals, visiting artist mentorship, and round-trip transportation on the ferry from New Bedford, MA.)

A: $1,450 (Shared room)

B: $1,900 (Single room)


We offer THREE SCHOLARSHIPS that cover the entire cost of residency, partial scholarships are also available. Click on the "Apply" tab for information about scholarships. Please note that all scholarship recipients will be placed in a shared room accommodation. 

Visiting Artist:


Guest Speaker:



September 3 - 11

Jamie Earnest