The Artist-in-Residence (A-I-R) Program at Acadia National Park offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park.
Each year, the park and its partner, the Schoodic Institute, provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods. Note: at this time stipends are not available.
In return, participating artists offer public programs, work with visiting student groups, and donate a representative piece of their work to the Schoodic Institute in support of the A-I-R program. These creative works are later sold or auctioned with the proceeds supporting A-I-R housing expenses and supplies.
Applying to be an Artist-in-Residence
The Artist-in-Residence application period is now closed. The application period for the July 2016 - June 2017 season will open August 26, 2015 and run through January 15, 2017.
Acadia National Park will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its Artist-in-Residence program this year. The following artists have been selected for residencies from July 2014 through June 2015. Artist are listed in order of their residency dates.
Landscape Painter - Robert Dorlac, July 6-19
Painter - Bridget Sullivan, August 3-18
Plein Air Painter - Jason Travers, August 10-23
Calotype Process Photography - Laura Hartford, August 18-30
Night Sky Photography - Jim Nickelson, September 1-19
Artist Converting Sketches into Monotypes -Rachel Burgess, October 1-18
Sculptor - Sally Gierke, October 1-19
Writer - Jen Dempsey, October 17 – November 13
Photographer - Benjamin Schedler, October 22- November 19
Writer - John Bubar, January 18 – February 14
Writer - Laura Madeline Wiseman, February 21 – March 21
Writer - Hannah Star Rogers, March 12-29
Plein Air Painter & Woodcuts - Nancy Haver, April 13-30
Night Sky Photography - Kit Frost, May 1-30
Writer - James Christianson, May 1-30
Collage Artist - Maria Franti, May 17-31
Children's Book Authors & Mixed Media - Emily & Monte Yellowbird, May 10 – June 11
Photography - Barbara Southworth, June 1-29