A residency here offers artists time to focus deeply on their craft while immersed in a natural and creative environment. Removed from the hustle bustle of everyday life yet still within proximity other artists and gorgeous natural beauty the scene is set for artistic inspiration.    For nearly 5 years straight its been an honor to host hundreds of passionate artists from around the world.   You can take a look at some of the past residents here and below are some more details about the residency.

                                                                   ~What's Included~

  • Each artist has their own private living quarters: be it a room, tiny house, or cabin.

  • Full access to the communal house here with kitchen, hot showers, Wi-fi,  filtered water, fresh harvests from the farm during season, and rides to town for those without cars.

  •  67 gorgeous acres to roam and enjoy. Its full of forests, pastures, trails, creeks, fruit trees, wild life and long range views

  • Use of any of the instruments (pianos, organs, accordion, flutes, guitars, bass, drums, banjos, mandolin, fiddles, upright bass, hammered dulcimer, etc).  

                                                        ~ Length of stay and Price ~

                                                          $100 a week up to 6 weeks.  

                                                                            ~ Food ~

 Artist residents are not provided with any food although they are always welcome to eat from the bounty of the orchards and gardens during season.
That, and we also have a communal food shelf full of various items and have communal dinners somewhat regularly.  

~ Natural Skills Learning Opportunities ~

Any of the visiting artists are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about permaculture, foraging, and identifying plants   

                                                                      ~ Application ~

Send an e-mail to snaggymountainstudios@gmail.com and please include the following:

  • Your proposed/ideal dates for coming and going

  •  your intention for your time here: what projects do have in mind and any other general info you'd like to share.

  • links to any of your work 

  •  Facebook page or other social media profiles if you have them

~ What to Bring ~

hiking boots, swim trunks, camera, towel, 

~ Nearby Attractions ~

~Only 5 minutes by car is Burnsville, a lovely little mountain town with restuarants, brewery, a vibrant arts community. There are multiple grocery stores, banks, art galleries, and great thrift stores. 
~Asheville, one of the most artsy and culturally rich cities in the world is 40 minutes away. 
~Boone is Asheville's funky little sister, a vibrant college town in the heart of the mountains, only 1 hour away. 
~Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain East of the Mississippi is here in Yancey County, offering 360 degree view of the mountains. 
~The Linville Gorge is the Grand Canyon of the East and is about an hour away.
~Some amazing swimming spots and waterfalls are also close by. 

~ Other Info ~

~ Depending on the time of year, there are usually around 4-10 other people living here, all of which are either artist residents or helpers working on the farm
~ We can sometimes find random paid work for artists.
~ We also host interesting folks through Air BnB regularly.

~ if you do not have a car we can arrange to pick you up from the Asheville bus station or airport for 15$ each way.

Artists Residency

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