Rebecca Schwarz - Artist in Residence - Quarter 3, 2021


"The Maker Exchange," by Kat Clear. March/April Maker in Residence


Cowsheet paper, Peace Paper Project, August/September 2018 Maker in Residence


Generator offers artists, designers, and other high-functioning weirdos a $500 stipend, up to $600 credit in Tool Trainings, a studio, and 4 months access to its state-of-the-art facility in downtown Burlington, Vermont.

The program supports ambitious artists in pursuit of their creative and social impact-driven projects.

Artists receive:

– 4 months free membership (valued at $95/month)

– a 7’x8′  studio for 3 months (valued at $175/month)

– a $500 material stipend

– up to $600 credit in Tool Trainings

– 77 hour/week access to fully equipped metal, wood, jewelry, micro-electronics, sewing and rapid-prototyping facilities(after requisite tool trainings, of course)

– access to a collaborative and skilled hivemind of 400+ Generator members made up of engineers, developers, artists, professionals, and entrepreneurs

* Housing is not provided

Artists in Residence:

– are able to take the appropriate trainings a month in advance of their residency period in order to make the most of their residency

– work independently

– work onsite as much as possible to realize their project and to build community at Generator

– provide a narrative description of their project and photos of themselves and/or their past work prior to their residency, as well as a residency report and 3-10 images of their project and process one week of the completion of their residency

– present a summary of their project at a public event (COVID-19 dependent) organized by Generator alongside potential other makers scheduled up to three months after the residency (we work with all makers to find a date that works for everyone)

Application & Selection

Applications are open from February 28th, 2022 to April 3rd 2022 for the next four residencies: Summer 2022, through Spring 2023. The application can be found below.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or denial by the end of April. The top four applicants will be selected for the next year’s residency and which slot will be determined based on overall selection order: the first choice of residency dates will go the top applicant, second choice to the next and so on down the list, moving beyond the top four if necessary.

Residency Timeframe:

  • Summer Residency
    • Membership (Jun. – Sept.)
    • Studio Occupancy (Jul. – Sept.)
  • Fall Residency
    • Membership (Sept. – Dec.)
    • Studio Occupancy (Oct. – Dec.)
  • Winter Residency
    • Membership (Dec. – Mar.)
    • Studio Occupancy (Jan. – Mar.)
  • Spring Residency
    • Membership (Mar. – Jun.)
    • Studio Occupancy (Apr. – Jun.)

Our selection committee consists of a Generator staff member and at least 2 other individuals invested in the Burlington art scene.

 Please email Sam Graulty with any questions.



The Vermont Community Foundation

Physician’s Computer Company (PCC)

Vermont Arts Council

Past Artists in Residence