Creating New Ways For Visitors to Experience Acadia
Art and artists have played a key role in the history of Maine’s Downeast Region, and the founding of Acadia National Park. The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to creating new ways for visitors to experience Acadia through the arts.
Participants lead one outreach presentation for the public, and donate within one year one work of art that depicts a fresh and innovative new perspective of the park for visitors that's drawn from their own experience.
The next open call for applications is expected to be during summer 2021 for residencies in 2022. Details are available in the Program Description.
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A comprehensive and permanent online catalog is now under development for artworks donated by Artists-in-Residence since the program began at Acadia in 1993.
Acadia to host seven deferred artist residencies in 2021
There will be no open call for new applications this fall for the Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park. Please watch for updates in summer 2021 about the next juried application process for residency opportunities in 2022.
Due to evolving circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic, the park hosted just one of the eight artists who had been invited for residencies in early 2020. Justin Sherburn and members of Montopolis, of Austin, TX, visited Acadia for two weeks in August and led a socially-distanced multimedia outreach program ahead of an outdoor movie screening at Reel Pizza in downtown Bar Harbor.
For 2021, the park hopes to honor deferred residencies for seven artists who were unable to visit this year, including –
Imma Barrera, a landscape and nature photographer based in Metuchen, NJ