Artist-in-Residence Program

Applications for residences can be found HERE.

More Information HERE.   

Application requirements:

Once the call opens, all applications, without exception, must be completed online through on the website. A direct link to the specific call will be posted here once it opens.

  • Professional resume and summary of creative achievements
  • Brief description of objectives and expectations for a residency, including prefered dates and locations necessary for achieving specific goals
  • Brief description of intended approach to create a work of art that shows visitors a fresh and innovative new perspective of Acadia
  • Brief description of intended public/school presentation
  • Writers and poets may upload a single PDF file amounting to no more than 1,500 words of text (about six pages, typed, 10-point, double-space)
  • As many as 10 images, JPEG or JPG only, each no larger than 5 MB and 1200 pixels on the longest side
  • As many as three audio files under 10 MB (AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3; bit rate minimum 96 kpbs and maximum 320 kbps; and codec aiff, wav, au)
  • As many as three video files under 100 MB (3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS; Resolution minimum 640 x 480, maximum 1920 x 1080; aspect ratio 4:3 or 16:9; bit rate recommended above 240 kbps; frame rate minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps; codec h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless; container 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg)

For additional information or if you have questions about your application,  please contact,  207-288-8807 

Selection Process
A panel composed of professionals from various related disciplines and a park representative will choose the finalists for the upcoming season. Selections are made solely on the basis of submitted material.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many artists are selected each year? Between 12 – 20 artists, plus 5 alternates, are selected each year.

Do I need to have a car? Yes. There is no public transportation to the park or towns during the residency period. Artists are responsible for their own travel and travel expenses.

What are the housing arrangements? Artists are housed in a fully furnished, one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen outfitted with pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. The park supplies linens and bedding. There is a laundry facility in the apartment complex. Occupants supply personal items such as clocks and audiovisual equipment. Occupants are responsible for cleaning the apartment prior to their departure. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Wheelchair-accessible housing is available.

Can I bring my family or pet? Family members may join the artist for the residency as long as the number of occupants does not exceed the occupancy limits of the apartment. Pets are not permitted.

We look forward to your participation!

Thank you for your interest in the Artist in Residence program at Acadia National Park.

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