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2022 Artist Residency

June 15, 2022 - August 15, 2022

CMCA is pleased to announce the application guidelines for our upcoming 2022 CMCA Artist Residency. 

Please note: Artist submissions will be accepted via Submittable until August 15, 2022

2022 CMCA Artist Residency

Presented in collaboration with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation

Submission Guidelines

Residency dates: This is a 4-6 month residency beginning September 15, 2022 and ending no sooner than January 15 and no later than March 15, 2023.

Who May Apply? The CMCA Artist Residency Program is open to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, or alternately identified persons of color who live year-round in Maine. Preference will be given to artists who have experience presenting public art, exhibition(s) or project(s) that directly engaged audiences.

We are seeking proposals for the development of a public art offering/project to take place outside the walls of CMCA in Rockland. Examples of a public art offering include, but are not limited to: off-site exhibition, performance, lecture series, mural, workshop, etc.
The selected artist will have the support of CMCA staff in developing a successful residency and resulting public project. This support includes help with contracting for off-site space for your project.

The CMCA Artist Residency was developed to offer an artist the opportunity to devote significant time to furthering their practice in the development a public project that will engage audiences beyond CMCA’s footprint.

Lodging, Studio Space, Residency Requirements:
The residency offers dedicated housing (a one-bedroom apartment provided by Ellis-Beauregard Foundation located in the foundation’s administrative building) and a separate studio space in Rockland for a period of four months. The artist is encouraged to live/work in Rockland throughout the four-month period, in part or for the full duration. We do ask for minimum in-town residency of 40 days spaced throughout the four-month period.
Honorarium: The selected artist will receive a monthly $1,200 honorarium, totaling $4,800 for the full four-month residency. The honorarium is intended to help cover costs of food, mileage, living expenses, etc.

Public Project Budget:
The selected artist will have access to a budget of up to $5,000 to produce the proposed public art project in Rockland. Examples of eligible expenses include, art materials, space rental for your public offering, honoraria for collaborators, guest speakers, etc. The project budget will be developed by the artist in collaboration with the CMCA Executive Director, who will supervise the distribution of funds.

How to Apply:

Deadline: The application deadline is August 15, 2022

To complete the application: Please provide your contact information, including your mailing address, email, phone number and website.

Submit a Proposal: Please describe your proposed public art offering in up to 250 words in a PDF: it’s format/structure (i.e., off-site mural, performance, exhibition, community activity(ies), arts based educational offering, etc.).

Submit a current resume PDF: We are seeking artists who have a record of exhibitions, performances, public art works and/or related activities. Please title the file: Lastname_resume

Submit a draft budget PDF: Please submit a draft budget for use of project budget of up to $5,000. Please title the file: Lastname_budget
We understand that projects will likely evolve from conception to realization, so we are happy to receive an initial idea that you will develop to fruition during your residency.

Submit a current artists statement PDF: Please do not exceed 150 words. Please title the file Lastname_statement.

Upload up to 6 images, video and/or audio clips: Up to two of the images may be details. File formats accepted: jpg, pdf, mp3, mp4, mov. Images must be 1920 pixels on the longest side. Audio and video files must not exceed 10mb. Links to video are also accepted. Please title files: number_last name_title_year of work. Works must be numbered in the order you would like them viewed. For numbers 1-9, please add a zero in front. For example: 01_Doe_Untitled_2022.jpg or 02_Doe_Untitled_detail_2022.jpg.

Submit an image description list PDF: including title, date, medium, and dimensions in inches (height x width x depth) in numerical order corresponding with the uploaded images. You may also include a brief background description (50 words or less) related to the images and any special requirements.


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