Art and Science at Acadia

Schoodic Institute recognizes the long history of art in Acadia National Park and its value in connecting people to nature through inspiration.

We partner with the National Park Service on the Artist-in-Residence Program for Acadia National Park, and hold residential art workshops in the inspirational setting of our campus at Schoodic Point.

We have a unique opportunity because of our partnership with Acadia National Park to also contribute to the dynamic field that is connecting art and science.

We seek to foster relationships between scientists and artists by providing an inspiring and unrestrictive environment in which participants can work.  We are raising public awareness about the importance of both the arts and sciences in modern culture, by reaching out to the community and younger generations with creative and involved education programs.  We welcome artists and scientists from all over the globe to participate in our programs. We look for individuals and groups who are dedicated to making a contribution to the artistic and scientific community through creative processes.


Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Acadia National Park offers professional writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. In the spring and fall, the park provides housing to participants for two-week to four-week periods.

Acadia Science Symposium

The Annual Acadia Science Symposium brings together researchers, educators, students, resource managers, and members of the public for presentations and discussions of current scientific research in and near Acadia National Park. Hosted by Schoodic Institute, the symposium is a forum for the connections between science, education, parks, and people at the core of Schoodic Institute’s mission.

Hosting Education Programs

Schoodic Institute’s campus now offers housing and meals for individual researchers, groups and conferences up to 200 people, classrooms, laboratories, and a modern 124-seat auditorium in one of the most inspirational natural settings in the country. We especially seek opportunities to welcome groups conducting education and research programs connected to our mission and of relevance and importance to Acadia National Park. If you’d like to explore a possibility for bringing a course or workshop to Schoodic Institute, please contact us.

Art Workshops

Schoodic Institute’s campus and its spectacular setting in Acadia National Park make it an exceptional base for art workshops. The Institute develops and hosts some workshops in partnership with Acadia National Park, and is also able to work with art educators interested in leading workshops on our campus. Art workshops are listed on our Events page.