Our current campus allows us to host three residents at a time in private living spaces: The Loft, Little House and Grimm-Schultz Farmstead. Most of the living spaces and studios are accessed by stairs. Each living space has a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room. Towels and linens are provided.
Living and studio spaces are provided free of charge. A $200 stipend is awarded to all who are accepted. Each resident is responsible for their travel and living expenses including food, toiletries and art supplies. Once a week, a resident dinner will be hosted, otherwise you must provide your own meals.
at The Volland Store
The Loft at The Volland Store has good books, original art, a tidy kitchen, and a brick-walled bathroom with big windows.
On the second level of The Volland Store is a place to read, write, dream, converse, cook a simple meal, listen to good music, and enjoy friends. The light-filled space overlooks the surrounding Flint Hills as well as the gallery below. It is a perfect place from which to explore the beauty of the Flint Hills, retreat from your everyday life, and refresh your soul.
The Little House at Volland
A “kit house” from the 1930s has been re-imagined into an open space filled with light by a Design+Make Studio of fifth-year architecture students from Architecture, Planning, and Design at K-State. The class received a Merit Award for Architecture from AIA-KC for their innovative design.
Set in a former railroad town in the heart of the Flint Hills (population one), the “Little House” is a short walk down a country road to the historic Volland Store, A Place for Art and Community. Looking for quiet? for inspiration? The “Little House” is the answer. The perfect retreat from a busy world.
Together the Volland and Grimm-Schultz properties encompass 46 acres in the scenic Flint Hills. They are envisioned to be a campus for supporting creative work in the arts, sciences and humanities. We are currently working with fifth-year architecture students in the Design+Make Studio of the Architecture, Planning, and Design Department at K-State to develop a site and facilities plan for the two properties, which will create the spaces we need for the programs we envision.
In the current campus set-up, all studio spaces and one living space are located at Grimm-Schultz Farmstead. There are no sinks in the studios. If your medium or practice is exceedingly messy, arrangements can be made. Please make a note in your application.
Volland’s next-door neighbor, the Grimm-Schultz Farmstead, was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service on October 5, 2020. The Farmstead is comprised of a historic limestone home on a working ranch with stone outbuildings. There are studio spaces and a living space to support the Artist-in-Residence Program at Volland.