Artist Residency

We have one rent-subsidized room, in our communal warehouse, which we reserve for artists to apply for a limited stay to produce a specific project. Each artist residency culminates with a showing of work such as: a performance, a workshop, a publication, pop-up, or any other form of exhibition. Artist in Residence coordinators will help promote your showing through promotion on social media and our newsletter.

Artists’ Resources


The movement studio features 1,000 sq ft (22’ by 45’) linoleum-topped sprung wood dance floor, sunlight, radiant floor heating, 15’ of mirrors, two beams for aerial rigging, a piano, and a stereo. This space is available and accessible 24 hrs a day (quiet hours from 11:11 pm to 8:08 am) except when booked privately (in general 0 to 4 hrs a week). The artist in residence gets 0 to 2 hrs of reserved private rehearsal time per day free of charge or additional hours at $15/hr. When not booked, the studio is shared with residents.


Small private room (15’ x 9’) with minimal furnishings, including a lofted bed (with bedding), desk, chair, and clothing racks. Artists may also request/propose tent camping, car camping, trailers or other personal space .


Shared kitchen space and access to bulk organic foods (grains, oils, spices, baking ingredients, etc).


Communal music studio with a piano and various other musical instruments, a reference library, and wood stove.


Sauna and hot tub (Sometimes)

Community Tools (all the left handed gloves one could need).

Outdoor stages and festival grounds

Additional wood and metal workshops may be available by request.

Selection Criteria

Some things we consider when reviewing applications for Artists in Residence:

• Clear Focus (specific, achievable goals, well thought out proposals, an envisioned finished showing)

• Artistic Experience (experience in the discipline, or a similar discipline to the proposed project)

• Fresh (Work that is contemporary, new, exciting, relevant, thought provoking)

• Experimental (New approaches or presentations, takes risks, edgy)

• Diversity (Work that is ethnically/culturally diverse, queer, or genderfuck)

• Timeline (Finding mutually available dates between you and other residencies, festivals, etc)

• Community Integration (People or projects which are community minded and complementary to our community)

• Environmentally Conscious (Projects utilizing reclaimed materials, cultivates a relationship to the land, etc.)

Projects do not need to represent all of the above to be considered.


If your project is accepted, you will become a part of our community for the duration of your stay. As with all Quarry residents, artists in residence must contribute five hours per week of community service to maintain our communal spaces. Every Sunday we pitch in at a work party that most residents attend to complete their hours.

Our Artist in Residence program costs $100 per person per month, with weekly rates also available by request. Any profits from your culminating showing are split 50/50 with the Quarry unless other arrangements are made.


We prefer residencies that are 1 month in duration but we’re open to proposals for longer or shorter stays.

Artist in Residence stays are typically booked three months in advance.

Falling Awake

Physical Theatre

May 2016



Karla Mi Lugo

Billy Holiday “Impersonation” Show, Balloon Portraits, Art Installations

Bemya Nymm

Gnome Music


A Little Bit Off “Bella Culpa”

Physical Comedy

Julia Lights





Physical Theatre

July 2015



Whiskey Bliss


Music, Storytelling, Theatre



Warehouse with Movement Studio, Residential Rooms, and Communal Kitchen
Yurt for Music and Library
Artist Dorm