Grants for Reduced Rate Retreats!

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Makers Circle is excited to announce that we received a grant to offer retreats at a reduced rates to 25 photographers and makers in 2018. 

At Makers Circle, retreats are core to our mission of providing support and easy access for artists at all stages of the learning process. Our individualized retreat programs are designed to meet you right where you are in your creative process and can range from completely independent to fully facilitated. Facilitated retreats can be customed designed to offer tutoring, critiques, workshops, creative coaching and more. 

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What kinds of studios do you offer?  Makers Circle has some lovely studios, you can check them out here.  We have provided a list of the important equipment in each studio. If you don't see something you need, ask us. If we don't have it, we might be able to borrow it for you. We even have some nearby barns that we use on occasion for larger projects. 


How is a retreat different from a residency? In practice, independent retreats and residencies look very similar on the surface. They both offer makers time to explore, play and create. While residencies require a formal application process, and offer sliding scale rates as well as a limited number of scholarship and work-exchange opportunities, retreats require only a short phone interview, and are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Residencies typically last 3 weeks or more, while retreats can be scheduled for 2 days up to 3 weeks. 


Can anyone apply? Yes, the 2018 reduced rate retreat slots are non-competitive and are filled on a first-come first-served basis, following a short phone interview.  The process is simple. Learn more about our place, read our  "What You Should Know Before Visiting" page, and when you are ready, fill out the retreat request form. We will then schedule a time to call you to conduct a short phone interview and answer all your questions. This initial phone conversation allows us to make sure we are the right fit for your needs. 

We are really looking forward to meeting, supporting, and creating with photographers and makers in 2018! 

Susan Patrice