What does the tuition cover?

General tuition includes lodging in an artist’s installation-site. We feed you three homemade fresh, creative, artful meals a day from local farmers and guest chefs. There are daily activities including intensive workshops, lectures, and seminars by dynamic contributing guests, thinkers and creative producers that outnumber fellows by three to one. We work together – in collaboration – on large-scale artist site works. Together we conceptualize and produce socials that engage town interactions and local government.  We are inter-connected, international characters from all disciplines that help guide you into creating new sustainable habits for the future through the philosophical, experience-based teachings of workstyles. Importantly, you will make lifelong friends and attachments, especially to Mildred’s Lane.  Finally, you receive a special Certificate of Plenipotentiary, for a one-of-a-kind knowledge based experience.

All, undeniably unheard of, for a not-for-profit cost of:

Tuition for a one-week session:    $1000/fellow.

Tuition for a two-week session:    $2000/fellow.

Tuition for a three-week session:  $3000/fellow.

How do I apply as an individual?

Whether or not you are affiliated with a sending institution, applying is an easy and straightforward process for independents of all ages. We ask that you follow a simple procedure that includes: 1) an essay or letter of interest explaining your reasons for wanting to come to Mildred’s Lane, 2) a letter of recommendation from a mentor, 3) your résumé, and 4) a portfolio of twelve images of your current work (digital format only–jpegs or pdfs) and 5) a $25. application fee. 

All applications should come as early as January and no later than May 1. Please note that we take a small group of people for each session and those spaces go fast, so we advise you to be in touch with us as soon as possible. We can help guide you, we try to help you raise funds and we want to get to know you as you enter this process and program.

Sending Institutions may want to make the application decision an internal process by selecting a fellow they feel is the right fit for this highly unique, socially engaged program. (See Entanglements for more information.)

What is the application process?

We review independent applications year-round. Please get your application in as early as January and no later than May 1. Places go quickly. Send to us the following:

1) An essay or letter of interest explaining your reasons for wanting to come to Mildred’s Lane

2) A letter of recommendation from a mentor

3) Your résumé or list of work

4) A portfolio of twelve images of your current work in the form of jpegs or pdfs.  Each image should be no greater than 3MB:

–  12 digital images, or

–  Video or performance documentation, or

–  Writings, or

–    Other

5) Application fee of $25.00 by check or pay online

We require a 50% non-refundable deposit of tuition upon acceptance. The full balance should be paid before arrival to Mildred’s Lane. Sending digital files is easiest for us. 

Applicants should send digital files of jpegs and or pdfs to

Please call us with any questions at 845.252.3554.