Creating New Ways For Visitors to Experience Acadia
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.
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
Seven artists will visit Acadia over coming months with the Artist-in-Residence program. All had deferred invitiations to participate last year due to pandemic restrictions. Each will comply with heath testing requirements that remain in place for travel to Maine, and stay in housing provided at the Schoodic Institute, which is equipped with heightened cleaning and safety protocols. Please watch for announcements on social media about how you can interact virtually with the artists during public outreach events hosted online.
In 2020, Acadia hosted just one of the eight artists who had been invited for residencies. 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.
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