CMCA is pleased to announce the application guidelines for our second annual CMCA Artist Residency.
Please note: Artist submissions will be accepted via Submittable until August 31, 2023
2023 CMCA Artist Residency
Presented in collaboration with the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation
Residency dates: This is a 4 month residency, with the residency component taking place beginning November 1, 2023 and ending February 28, 2024.
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.
Goal: 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 required to live/work in Rockland throughout the four-month period, for a minimum of 20 hours per week from November 1, 2023 through February 28, 2024.
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, payments to collaborators, 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 31, 2023.
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.
Prior to August 31, questions can be directed to CMCA’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Timothy Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.