Currently, Volland is able 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. 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.
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. Artists are responsible for their own meals. Shared evening meals are a pleasant time for interaction and may be arranged by the residents, at their discretion
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. The “Little House” is the perfect retreat from a busy world.
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. As neighbors, The Volland Foundation and the Grimm-Schultz Farmstead collaborate in supporting creative work in the arts, sciences and humanities.The main house has been beautifully and sensitively restored by its new owner, and the main house provides a living space and studio to support the Artist-in-Residence Program at Volland, dependent on its ranching schedule.