"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 $750 stipend, a studio, and three months access to its state-of-the-art facility in downtown Burlington, Vermont.

The program supports 5 ambitious artists/artist groups per year in pursuit of their creative and social impact-driven projects.



Artists/Artist Groups receive:

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

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

– a $750 stipend

– technical support from skilled Generator staff and members

– 77 hour/week access to fully equipped metal, wood, jewelry, micro-electronics 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

– use their stipends for educational opportunities at Generator and/or materials

– 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 organized by Generator alongside fellow Makers in Residence, scheduled up to three months after the residency (we work with all makers to find a date that works for everyone)

Application & Selection


We are currently redeveloping our Artist in Residence application process. In the meantime, please email Elliott Katz with questions.



The Artist in Residence Program is made possible by our lead sponsor

Past Artists in Residence