FACILITIES & Accomodations
VSC provides each resident with a modest, comfortable private single room in shared housing (bathrooms are shared). Houses are simply furnished. Bed linens, pillows, blankets, towels, and a weekly linen service is provided. Alarm clocks are not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
VSC does not offer in-house laundry facilities. For laundromat information, see Local Services.
Out of respect for your housemates and writers working in their rooms, please do not play open music in any of the houses.
We are unable to accommodate spouses, children, pets, or overnight guests, but there are a number of nearby bed & breakfasts and motels.
If you have a housing issue during your stay, please submit a maintenance request (password required).
VSC welcomes artists and writers with disabilities. We have studios and housing available to meet a range of accessibility needs, our Red Mill building is equipped with a lift, and the Lowe Lecture Hall is equipped with an Assistive Listening Device.
Please let us know of any accessibility needs as far in advance of your arrival as possible so that we may do our best to accommodate you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the campus and our programs in relation to your accessibility needs, please contact Kathy Black at (802) 635-2727 or email email@example.com.
MEALS / DINING ROOM
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided seven days a week in the dining room by our chef, Mark Hallett. Along with daily entrees, the menu includes desserts, soups, and a full salad bar. We are not able to provide for special dietary requirements.
MONDAY through SATURDAY
Brunch 10:00-11:00 am
After meals, we ask that you bus your dishes promptly so your fellow residents with kitchen duties may return to their studios. We also ask that there be no cell phones or laptops in the dining room.
Each of our resident houses contain a mini-fridge, and some contain kitchens/kitchenettes, but none are stocked with basic ingredients, dish ware, cutlery, or cooking equipment. If you hope to cook for yourself while at VSC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and the options available to you.
Internet access is available to residents 24 hours a day on an older desktop computer located in the Red Mill lounge. This is a shared computer, so please be mindful and limit your use to 20 minutes when others are waiting. Wireless access is available in all studio buildings (password protected) and in the Red Mill (public access). The town of Johnson also has a free wireless network that extends throughout the downtown area; the Johnson Public Library, the Dream Cafe, the Johnson Laundromat, and the Johnson State College library also have wireless Internet access. Please note that our rural Internet service can be slow, and intermittent outages do occur.
Because the village of Johnson is located in a valley, cell phone coverage can be unreliable. Some providers, including AT&T and Verizon, have widespread coverage, while others carriers have more limited access. Overall, service is improving in our area, but there are still many places in our region with no cell phone coverage at all.
For outgoing calls, public phones are available in each studio building and beside the lift on the Red Mill’s first floor. Follow the posted instructions to access an outside line. Local calls are free, but a calling card or credit card is needed for long distance calls. Phone cards are available at Jolly's Shell Station and Johnson’s Sterling Market. Please do not receive incoming calls on the studio phones, since the artists in the studios closest to the phone must then answer them. VSC office phones are only available to residents in emergencies. Most calls within Vermont are long distance (i.e. Burlington). A wheelchair-accessible phone is available in the Kahn Gym.
Our office will take phone messages for residents during business hours. On evenings and weekends, an answering machine receives messages. All phone messages, faxes, and emails are put in the dining hall mailbox. Please be sure to check this regularly for any messages. The answering machine also lists emergency numbers if you must be reached in an emergency.
A Canon ImageRUNNER color printer/copier is available for resident use in the Red Mill Lounge. Residents can access the lounge printer 24 hours a day to print tabloid, legal, or letter size sheets.
We also have a an Epson 9800 available to residents who wish to create large format digital prints. The Epson can print 44” wide by up to 100 feet long; use of this printer is by appointment only. For prices and available paper sizes, please contact us shortly before your residency. Appointments for the month will be scheduled during the first week of your residency.