About 100 miles west of Kansas City, Volland is located in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Volland is looking for applicants in all stages of their career (emerging, mid-level, professional) and all areas of the globe: local, national and international. The Foundation is committed to equity and welcomes people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
Residents who enjoy solitude, working independently and are self-guided will do well in this residency. Applicants should consider whether this is the right environment for them. Volland is located 8 miles outside of Alma, a town of 900 people. The nearest grocery store is a 30-minute drive. If you are sensitive to noise, please note that Volland is near the railway.
- Housing and studio space
- $500/$1000 stipend for two/four week residents, respectively
- Local library and gym access
- Occasional group meals
- Free admission to Volland Foundation programming during the residency
- Assistance with connections needed to aid a residency project
- Transportation and associated costs
- A vehicle for the duration of their residency
- Art materials and shipping costs
The Volland Foundation does not require work to be completed or shown during the residency, believing the resident can best determine how this offering of time and space should be used. Volland encourages some degree of public interaction during residencies. Past examples have included group open studios or a presentation, trips to the local museum for research or to participate in a group activity, and attendance at local gatherings. The foundation allows residents to determine their choice of public engagements.
The Railroad Tracks at Volland, photo by Tielin Ding, Fall 2023 Resident