A New Collaboration

Generator and the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) are proud to announce a new partnership to support a collaborative Artist-In-Residence program.

About the Program

The Generator Artist-in-Residence program first began in 2014. Founded with the organization, the program is an active example of Generator’s long-standing support of developing artists in Vermont. by offering professional development in technical skills within a collaborative community space. 

Generator is thrilled to collaborate with SEABA to continue supporting Vermont artists in Burlington’s South End Arts District. “Partnering with Christy Mitchell at SEABA is a no brainer. Providing access to our tools and the opportunity to develop technical skills can significantly accelerate an artist’s career. Partnering with SEABA allows both of our organizations to expand our networks while increasing our impact and role in the arts”, says Meg Hammond, Executive Director of Generator. 

Through the Artist-In-Residence program, Generator will host four artists annually, offering each resident four months of free Generator membership, 3 months of free Generator studio rental, and a combined $900 in the form of tool training credits and a material stipend. 

The Perfect Partnership

The Artist-In-Residence partnership is an exciting culmination of years of collaboration between Generator and SEABA. As a nonprofit in Burlington’s South End, Generator has long been a member of SEABA and has participated in many South End Art Hop events run by the association. “The partnership with Generator meshes perfectly,” says SEABA’s Executive Director, Christy Mitchell. “Many artists benefit from tools that expedite their process or allow them to create works that would be impossible by hand. Conversely, makers often need the inspiration of art and other visual minds to create aesthetically rich pieces.” 

Generator and SEABA are also connected through leadership: Christy was also Generator’s first Executive Director. “Both organizations lift up our creative community by giving unique access to tools and training,” she says. “By SEABA and Generator collaborating on the Artist-In-Residence program, it allows us to support the artist and maker community in ways that our organizations would not be able to do alone.”

The application for our Winter and Spring 2024 residencies is open now. Are you our next Artist-In-Residence? Apply here.