A residency in Lincoln, MA
Bedroom in renovated barn in rural NJ
Spring resident Booki Vivat shares her vision of her digital detox
A residency in Lincoln, MA
We have a brand new offering for fall- our month-long Martha MOCA artist residency comes with free CSA delivery and a $500 stipend! See our applications page for more information
MEET OUR 2021 spring and summer residents:
PIONEERTOWN, CA: Playwright Amanda L. Andrei will rewrite a screenplay about two sisters reconciling with each other when the lake in their town turns to chocolate, along with further work on a hybrid play about the emotional weight of learning your heritage languages.
YUBA COUNTY, CA: Author/illustrator Booki Vivat of the bestselling FRAZZLED series, will progress on her illustrated middle grade novel for Scholastic about a creative child trying to make sense of a changing community and her place in it.
CATSKILLS, NY: Narrative audio journalists Caitlin Pierce and Allison Behringer will work on the next episode of their podcast, BODIES, which will follow a mother with achondroplasia—the most common type of dwarfism—grappling with the difficult decision whether or not to give her young child a new FDA-approved treatment that would “cure” her daughter’s own dwarfism. Would the treatment be a welcome relief from physical and social struggles of her six year-old or would it rob her child of the essence of who she is?
ICEBOX, CT: Visual artist Min Sohn and writer Jules Chung of the creative collective UNATTENDED BAGS will continue mining the subjects of work, family, domestic arts and immigrant female identity as material to be examined and transmuted into joyful creativity. Award-winning author Lisa Ko will work on the finishing touches to her second novel during her July residency.
HAYSTACK, CT: Freelance writer Caroline Shannon Karasik will focus on her memoir-in-progress “More Than a Marriage” exploring what marriage can be outside of the confines of societal structures that many people have come to know, uphold, and regard. Caroline has written extensively on the health of working mothers in America for The Cut, DAME, Catpult and other outlets. In August, the poet, book maker and editor Sara Lefsyk will handmade the newest edition of Ethel Zine.
LAMBERTVILLE, NJ: Co-hosted with artists Jane Lafarge Hamill and Jason Bereswill and called the "Martha MOCA" residency, this beautiful property will welcome visual artist Kate Greatmochi Bae in September and writer and editor Dionne Ford in October. Kate will recharge after a difficult year, rethinking her work that uses a disorder called "excoriation" as a catalyst, and Dionne will advance on her memoir FINDING JOSEPHINE about her quest to find both the slaves and slave-owners in her family legacy.