The Monhegan Artists’ Residency is a program for emerging Maine visual artists. It is designed to provide easier access to the artistic traditions and creative community on Monhegan Island, including the opportunity for creative experimentation and exploration. The program offers living quarters, studio space, and a $100 per week stipend for a five-week period, usually scheduled for the last week in May through the end of June and/or the end of August through the first of October. In 2013 there will be an new two-week residency for Maine art teachers. Please see “How to Apply” page for more details. There is no requirement to produce a body of work, although the residency should be viewed as an outstanding opportunity for artistic development.
The residency is specifically for:
- Artists with limited financial resources who otherwise could not afford an extended stay on Monhegan
- Visual artists only, defined as anyone engaged in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, new media or photography as may be appropriate to the island setting and facilities available
- Enhancing the careers of serious artists who have yet to win wide recognition for their work
Artists are selected through an application process by a jury of art professionals. Quality of work is the primary criterion for selection.
The Monhegan Artists’ Residency program is offering three residencies in 2013. The dates are as follows:
Saturday, June 1 to Friday, July 5th
Saturday, July 6 to Friday, July 20th (For Maine art teachers only)
Saturday, August 31 to Friday, October 4th
The deadline for application submissions is a postmarked date of Friday, March 15th
The program is administered by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and its board of directors. The Residency is funded by donations from individuals and organizations, grants, and sponsorships. Support MARC >>