2020 Meet the Residencies: overview of programs
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OrganizationWebsiteDeadline for applicationSeasonLength of stayWho is is eligible to apply?Do applicants have to be a Maine resident?Is there an application fee, and how much is it?Is there a fee to participate, how much is it?Is there a stipend, how much is it?Are partners allowed?Are children allowed?Are pets allowed?How many residents attend at the same time?How communal is the experience for the residents?May applicants contact you with questions?Anything else that would be important for an applicant to know?
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Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, Maine Farmland Trusthttps://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/jaf-art-center/March 1July, August, September1 monthVisual Artists, Performing Artists, Scholars, WritersWe mostly focus on Maine residents but have some openings for applicants from out of state$15, or free for MFT membersnone$1000 per residency/monthNoNoNo3 plus one gardenerShared living/kitchen; private bedrooms/studios. Three shared meals scheduled; beyond that it is up to the residents whether they share meals.Yes, we will answer email inquiries, Yes, we will answer telephone inquiriesOur residency looks for applicants who can demonstrate how their work connects to the environment/farming. Given that the residency is relatively secluded and unstructured, this residency is best for those who are self-directed and who thrive in such a setting.
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Watershed Center for the Ceramic Artswatershedceramics.orgRolling registration for the residency; financial aid app deadline 2/15June through SeptemberSummer residencies are two weeks and the fall residency is four weeksVisual ArtistsNoMerit scholarship application fee is $30Full tuition to the residency is $945; Housing and food ranges from $650 to $1200 (artists must stay on campus)Artists who reserve single occupancy rooms may have overnight guests for up to 2 nights total.Artists who reserve single occupancy rooms may have children stay with them for 2 nights total and children must be supervised at all times.No15-17The studio is an open-concept space. Everyone is working together, eating meals together, sharing cabins together. Participating artists really get to know one another.Yes, we will answer email inquiries, Yes, we will answer telephone inquiries
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Ellis-Beauregard Foundationellis-beauregardfoundation.orgJanuary 22, 2020throughout the yearone, two or six monthsVisual Artists, Performing Artists, Writersapplications are accepted nationallyno$1000.00 a monthNoNonegotiable4as communal as they want to make it however there is a shared kitchen and bath.Yes, we will answer email inquiries, Yes, we will answer telephone inquiriesThe Foundation also arranges studio visits from artist professionals; critics, museum directors, curators, peers.
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Monhegan Artists' Residencyhttps://www.monheganartistsresidency.org/March 17 2020Artists - May 25 - June 28th June 29 - July 12th (K - 12 teachers) September 4 - October 85 weeks for artists and 2 weeks for teachersVisual Artists, Performing Artists, Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and not enrolled in a degree program.Must have a conenction to the stateYes$25$150 per week so $750 for artists and $300 for teachersNoNoNoOneWe offer private living and studio spaces; the opportunity to join drawing classes with other island artists, and access to their work during open studio hours. The Monhegan Museum provides an introduction to the unique history of both the artist and fishing communities that have populated the island for over a century. Three board members reside on the island during the summer months and can provide assistance and advice if needed.Yes, we will answer email inquiries
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Haystack Mountain School of Craftshttps://www.haystack-mtn.orgMarch 1Last week of May into the first week of June2 weeksVisual Artists, Curators, WritersNo$50There is no cost to participate in the residencyNo stipend is providedNoNoNo50Highly communalYes, we will answer email inquiries, Yes, we will answer telephone inquiries
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Hewnoakshewnoaks.orgMarch 2Late June through early October1 - 2 weeksVisual Artists, Performing Artists, Curators, WritersNo, but preference is given to Maine artists$25 for individuals, $40 for groupsnoneup to $500 for parentsNot without applyingnonousually 4minimal, unless the artists want moreYes, we will answer email inquiries, Yes, we will answer telephone inquiries.We prefer to invite artists for whom this residency would be an impactful and unique experience over artists who have regular access to residency programs.
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Maine College of Art Residenciesmeca.eduFebruary 28, 2020June through September1 - 4 weeksVisual artists, writers, scholarsMECA alumni, faculty, staffNoNone$750 for midcareer artistsYesYesYesOnePrivateEmail and phoneResidents are asked to staff the open gallery hours twice a week during their stay.
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