2018 Sustainable practices symposium

Symposium fees include 3 meals per day, afternoon snacks, all-day coffee, and all symposium activities such as slide lectures and discussions, trips to lakes and waterfalls, and a tour of Mel Seeger's Matchwood Sawmill. You will also have access to camping grounds, water, electricity, work space and basic shop tools, This fee also pays for kitchen and composting-toilet supplies such as soap, toilet paper, and composting materials.

Local Clay Workshop $650 Includes lectures, demos, 1-on-1 project guidance, and all materials and firing costs. See description and Logistics for details.

Sustainable Building Workshop $650 Learn to build with rough-cut lumber, and timber-framing and milling techniques from VCAC staff and master builder Mel Seeger, and enjoy tours and milling and building demos at Mel's Matchwood Sawmill. See description and Logistics for details.

Independent Projects $550 Includes shared work space in the Seeger Studio barn and writing space in our newly renovated treehouse in the woods. See description and Logistics for details.


We will be offering a limited number of $100 merit-based and need-based scholarships, scholarships dedicated to local UP residents, and work-scholarships for those on the kitchen crew. Members of Art Shape Mammoth and previous Visitor Center participants are eligible for a reduced rate. Please include your interest in a scholarship on your application.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a twenty minute presentation. Selected presenters will receive a $50 scholarship toward their symposium fee. We are interested in themes of global concern, issues of sustainability, and contemporary radical practice in art and life. Proposals can be submitted with your application.