Arts in Acadia
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.
In exchange for a two-week residency in Acadia, artists 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. 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 1992.
An open call for applications for 2018 residencies ended on Jan 15 with more than 190 applications received in Visual Art, Writing, and At Large categories.
Early rounds of the jury process continue in March 2018. At this time, we expect to extend invitations by the end of April for residencies between August 2018 and April 2019 for as many as four visual artists, two writers, and one at-large program participant.
The next open call is expected in Fall 2018 for residencies between May 2019 and April 2020.
Last updated: March 6, 2018