Deadline: Open call

Fall & Winter Residencies for Photographers, Artists, and Makers

Experience the beauty and power of place at our intimate residency center in Southern Appalachia.

Description of Residency
Experience the beauty and power of place at our intimate studio, residency and retreat center in Southern Appalachia. Makers Circle was founded by dedicated photographers, makers, and community arts organizers who are passionate about the creative process. We inspire and empower photographers & makers to undertake the life-affirming work of cultivating their unique creative voice and vision within the dynamic environment of a working studio.

Located just 25 minutes from Asheville, in the beautiful small town of Marshall, NC, and nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, Makers Circle welcomes photographers, visual & mixed-media artists, writers, herbalists, community arts organizers and creators of all kinds looking to seed, incubate or launch personal work or community projects.

Duration of Residency
1- 4 weeks

Disciplines Supported
All  Visual Art
Strong emphasis on Photography
Mixed Media
Field Study
Herbalists / Earth Craft

Private bedroom. Shared bath and kitchen.

Access to protected wilderness areas and traditional Appalachian culture. 

Silver Darkroom 
Alternative Process Darkroom 
Mixed-Media Studio 
Craft and Culinary Kitchen 
Outdoor Work Space

Residency Fee
Studio access is free as part of your residency scholarship. There may be additional fees for chemistry and materials.

Expenses Paid by the Artist
Travel, food, and lodging are covered by the artist. Lodging fees are paid on a sliding scale. Each artist pays what they can within the sliding scale range listed below. Based on the level of contribution, some work exchange hours may be required.

One week: $280 - $375
Two weeks: $530 - $700
Three weeks: $750 - $950
Four weeks: $980 - $1300

Expectations of the Artist
While not mandatory, each artist is invited to share their skills and their work with our local community.

A very limited number of housing scholarships are available. We acknowledge the financial and cultural inequity that exists in many arts institutions and feel committed to extending our resources and support to people from communities that have been marginalized, oppressed and/or economically disadvantaged. We are actively fundraising and hope to build our base of support very soon.

Application Information

Fall & Winter Residencies for Photographers, Artists, and Makers

Fall & Winter Residencies for Photographers, Artists, and Makers

United States of America

No application deadline / Open call

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