We would hope that those participating at the residency are interested and excited to take advantage of the local and Alternative Worksite community. There will be invaluable professional connections along with conversations and discussions. Virginia is a beautiful state with many farms and ranches with incredible farm-to-table cuisine. 

Community outreaches are initiated by the artists and facilitated by staff. The public is invited to Open Studios when they are held; artist participation is optional but encouraged.

Residents are responsible for taking care of their own residency space(s), doing basic household chores (like light cleaning and trash management), and helping with stocking provided and requested supplies. 


Stipend & Fees


Through the generosity of the Robert Overby Estate and the founder, artist Linda Burnham, each artist in residence is provided with a monthly stipend. This is to cover the cost of materials, food and expenses while at the residency. 

Travel Reimbursement

For those traveling to Roanoke, travel accommodations are made possible by Alternative Worksite and are paid for separately from the monthly stipend. Residents will be reimbursed for the cost of a round-trip coach ticket to Roanoke. All travel must be pre-approved in order to receive reimbursement.


There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.
Payment to be made by credit card via Paypal upon submission of application. 

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