Montello Foundation

General information

Brief description of organisation

Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Montello Foundation provides a solitary retreat where artists can experience the vastness of a desert landscape from a safe building, a “base camp,” a unique space for inspiration and creation, a place that provides a shield from distractions in the solitude of the desert.
A building designed with a large shading roof under which there are two distinct spaces: one space for the bodily needs: eating; sleeping; washing, and a stove for the cold desert nights, and a second space for work: for writing; painting; drawing; studying, a space for the first materializations of new ideas.
There is no cost for this program. Artists must cover travel and living expenses.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

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Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at a later date

Description of residency



  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • amazing night sky

How to reach

By plane

best nearby airport in Salt Lake City, UT

By car

About 15 miles on dirt roads from the village of Montello, Nevada.

Nearest airport


Contact information

Montello Foundation
100 Thoreau Ave
89830 Montello, NV
United States of America

Phone: 2126457830

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