At the Vermont Studio Center, we develop and nurture the space for creative energy to take hold and grow. Art happens here. Art happens everywhere. Our mission is to provide studio residencies in an inclusive, international community, honoring creative work as the communication of spirit through form. We continue to be inspired by writers and artists from around the globe. VSC brings the world to Johnson via the School Arts Program. Visiting artists from the studio center work with art students at Johnson Elementary School. Though the uncertainties of an international pandemic continue, we remain committed to lifting up, connecting, and honoring diverse creative voices. Join us for online programming, to connect with VSC’s creative community, or make an appointment to visit our on campus galleries. The current exhibition is Matt Necker’s “Cataclysm: Familiar Robots & Their Animal Kindred” on display through March 31rst.
The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984. Our location—situated along the banks of the Gihon River in the historic village of Johnson, Vermont—was chosen with the intention of fostering creativity through community, collaboration, and quiet reflection supported by the unspoiled beauty of the northern Green Mountains. The campus buildings are indicated throughout the main streets by the iconic Vermont Studio Center signs. These historic buildings are sites for studios, housing and meeting halls many dating from the 19th century. The Vermont Studio Center recognizes it operates on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among indigenous peoples for thousands of years and is the home of the Abenaki, Cowasook, Missisquoi, Penacook, and Wabanaki people. We honor, recognize, and respect these peoples as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we gather.