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The Hermitage Artist Retreat

The Hermitage provides 3- to 6-week multidisciplinary residencies for mid-career artists. It is located on 8.5 acres of beach on Florida's Gulf Coast, and has been created out of 5 restored historic buildings restored into living space and studio space for its artists. All Hermitage residencies are curated.


Englewood, Florida: United States

The Hermitage sits on Manasota Key, a barrier island across Lemon Bay from Englewood, Florida. Englewood is about 35 miles south of Sarasota on the Florida Gulf Coast.


  • Residency Length: 3-6 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 5
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 30
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 40


  • Application type: Application not available (residency by nomination or invitation only)
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Two competitive residencies are available annually to Sarasota County artists only - one to a visual artist and the other to a writer or composer. These are available through the Sarasota County Arts Council. All other residencies are by nomination/invitation only.

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house), Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: Residents make own meals/groceries provided
    We expect to be providing meals in the near future.
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    Living quarters are wheelchair accessible.
  • Studios/special equipment: Music studio (non-recording), Painting
  • Additional studio information: 
    We are currently adding more studio capacity in the digital realm and will adjust this category when they become available.

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

6660 Manasota Key Rd.
Englewood, Florida 34223
United States
Tel: 941-475-2098