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The Lighthouse Works’ primary purpose is to provide artists with the space and time, free from material concerns, to do their best creative work. We bring artists on fellowship to beautiful Fishers Island, where they are provided with room, board and studio space, giving them ample opportunity for quiet productivity in a serene, supportive environment.

The Lighthouse Works accepts artists working in a wide range of media: fiction writers, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction; painters, sculptors, those working in video and installation, and other visual artists; musicians and composers. Artistic excellence is the primary criterion for acceptance as a Lighthouse Works fellow.

Our organization’s efforts also support and enrich the Fishers Island community through a letterpress print shop, open studios, readings, concerts, and workshops for students and adults. By assisting artists at critical junctures in their careers, we aim to be a significant force in preserving and promoting the central role of the arts in our culture. We hope our work will also inspire the creation of other small businesses and organizations in our community, making Fishers Island an enclave of creativity and a cultural destination.

Any serious artist at any stage of his or her career is welcome to apply through our online application system. Applicants are required to fill out an application form and to submit work samples and a statement of intent. While our staff reviews applications for completeness, a panel of professionals in the applicant’s artistic field evaluates each portfolio. Because the fellowship program accepts only 20 artists a year, our process is necessarily quite selective.

Fellowships are six weeks in length and occur year-round. The Lighthouse Works provides fellows with housing, food, studio space, a $250 travel allowance and a stipend of $1,500 to defray the costs of shipping materials, the purchase of art supplies, and other expenses incurred in making artwork in a remote location; our belief is that no artist should have to spend money to accept the opportunity of a fellowship.
To find out more about Lighthouse Works and their fellowship please visit their website: http://www.thelighthouseworks.com/fellowshipprogram.html04escriptionl

Freehold Taos is an international cultural organization that seeks to provide a serene workspace (a two-room adobe casita with a bedroom, office, full bath and a kitchenette) and quiet, uninterrupted time for writers to practice their craft. Selective year-round residencies are open to writers, artists and academics.

Applications are accepted year round. To apply please email the following materials to anovakov@freeholdtaos.org

–       Your name, address, phone and email.

–       A short bio (one-paragraph) and website address.

–       Desired residency dates (one week minimum)

–       Residency plans. A one-page description of your residency project.

–       $35 application fee submitted through PayPal.

For more information please visit: https://www.freeholdtaos.org/

The University of Maine at Farmington invites emerging artists to submit artwork for the Spring 2018 Art on Campus series. UMF seeks 2D and 3D artworks that explore and engage with contemporary issues and ideas. Work will be displayed throughout the university’s campus. Selected artists will be invited to present an artist talk to the UMF students and community during the Spring 2018 semester. The Art on Campus Program’s mission is to bring art to the UMF campus to provide stimulation and inspiration for UMF students, faculty, staff and visitors, while promoting the works of artists, particularly those emerging in the field.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2017

There is no fee to apply to this call.

We are not currently able to support video or time-based artworks. Artists already affiliated with UMF are not eligible to participate in the Art on Campus Program.

Application Requirements:

Please email the following materials as attachments to Kelly Boivin [kelly.boivin@maine.edu]:

1. Resume or CV (PDF file)

2. Artist Statement, 500-words or less (PDF file)

3. Five images of artwork (JPG or PNG files, less than 1MB each; please include your surname in the image filename: surname_1.jpg, surname_2.jpg, etc…)

4. Corresponding image list with title, materials, dimensions and date of each artwork (PDF file)

Please use “Art on Campus Submission” as your email subject line, and include your full name, postal address, phone number and artist website URL (optional) in the body text of your email.

All artwork included in this application must be available for exhibition at UMF from 1/10/18-6/30/18. Artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork. All 2D photography and/or works on paper must be mounted or framed and ready to hang. Paintings must be ready to hang.