The Visual Artist Residency is one month long, with 2 artists per months attending for July, August and September. It includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a private studio space in the barn with a large art table and easel. The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more visiting artists (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck). At these gatherings, there will be opportunities for structured critiques by established artists. Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend and local food coupons for the value of $400. Residents will need to provide all art materials and are expected to participate in an open studio day at the end of their residency.
Any artist living in Maine or from Maine may apply, whether attending an art program or educational institution or already established in his/her career. We will also accept applications from artists with a strong connection to Maine. We accept representational, non-objective and conceptual work in any 2D or 3D disciplines. Please note that our studios are not set up with any special equipment beyond a table, easel, and slop sink.
Applications are to be submitted online and open December 1st, 2016, and close March 1st, 2017.
Applications are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2017.
Required application materials include:
• A brief explanation of why you are applying for this residency, and what this opportunity to create work in a rural and agricultural setting might do for your art work (why here, why now?)
• Five examples of recent art work.
• A resume focused on your art education/ career
• Two professional references
Submit to the Visual Artist Residency here.