Monson Arts‘ residency program supports emerging and established artists and writers by providing them time and space to devote to their creative practices. During each of the 2-week and 4-week programs throughout the year, a cohort of 5 artists and 5 writers are invited to immerse themselves in small town life at the edge of Maine’s North Woods and focus intensely on their work within a creative and inspiring environment. Artists receive a private studio, private bedroom in shared housing, all meals, and $1,000 stipend ($500 for 2-week programs).
Applications for a residency at Monson Arts is open to anyone at any stage of their career, working in visual arts, writing, and related fields (i.e. audio, video, photography).
Residents’ studios are located in newly renovated Main Street buildings that have been designed specifically for visual artists and writers. All of the studio spaces are outfitted to be as flexible as possible to accommodate a variety of creative practices.
Residents live in newly renovated historic homes throughout town, within walking distance to studios and everything that downtown Monson has to offer. These are mostly 3 bedroom structures that are fully furnished and comfortable all four seasons of the year. Houses all have shared kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas with laundry machines, telephone, and other amenities as well. Wifi is available in all of our buildings through high speed fiberoptic service.
Application Requirements include:
- Up to 5 Images/Media OR 5 pages of writing examples
- A letter of intent for your time at the residency
- C.V. or Resume (limited to 6000 characters)
- Two references
The next application period will be open August 1st – September 15th for residency sessions taking place in winter of 2023.