EVENT POSTPONED. MECA is proactively postponing this event to prioritize the safety of our community, given the public health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus and in line with recommendations from the CDC. We look forward to rescheduling this event. Stay tuned for updates. Learn more about MECA’s implementations for the Coronavirus (March 12, 2020).
Saturday, April 18, 2020
MECA, Osher Hall, Second floor
Information Session: 10am–12:30pm
Digital Portfolio Review: 1:30–3:30pm (20 minute blocks)
FREE, with thanks to the Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation
The morning information session introduces program managers from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to talk about their programs and their target artist participants. A representative from the Alliance of Artist Communities, the international association of programs that support artists creating new work, will share information on the field of opportunities available to mid-career artists.
The afternoon portfolio review will be restricted to artists who meet the criteria below. Interested artists can use this form to submit their names, artist CVs, and goals for future residency participation in order to be scheduled. Assigned, twenty minute reviews will be conducted by representatives from the Bemis Center, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Surf Point Foundation, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Monson Arts, Tides Institute, Monhegan Artist Residency, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
Both sessions will specifically speak to artists who are “mid-career” – that is, beyond the beginning / emerging stages of their creative career but not fully established. These artists should have some combination of:
- Having worked on their practice for at least 5 years beyond their education
- Experience exhibiting or presenting their work in solo or two-person shows or similar
- Have attended a residency program before
- Has some particular goals in mind for participating in residency programs, i.e. a kind of time and space, a community to intersect with, a project to work on
To register for the morning session, sign up using Brown Paper tickets:
To be considered for the afternoon portfolio review, submit by April 16 using Submittable:
Header image: Photo of a studio at Yaddo; credit: Megan Vossler.