The mission of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is to actively connect the creative worlds of farming and art making.

Historically, artists have celebrated the beauty and richness of the American landscape. Our purpose is to continue and evolve the dialogue between human and environment within the context of our current culture and time.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and development of new farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a working farm.

In 2018, we will be offering eight residency positions: six visual art residencies, one writing residency, and one performing arts residency.

*One of our visual arts residency placements is for an out-of-state or international artist, and one for an indigenous Maine artist.

**Please note that there are different applications forms if you are a member or non-member of Maine Farmland Trust.**

Please contact denise@mainefarmlandtrust.org with any technical questions or issues regarding your application.

$15.00

The Visual Artist Residency is one month long, with 2 artists per month attending for July, August and September. It includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a private studio space in the barn with a large art table and easel.

Aside from a fellow visual artist, resident artists can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener and either a writer, or performer/storyteller/musician. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck). At these gatherings, there will be opportunities for structured critiques by established artists. Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend and local food coupons for the value of $300. Residents will need to provide all art materials and are expected to participate in an open studio day at the end of their residency.

 

Application Process

Four of our six residency placements will go to artists living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from artists with a strong connection to Maine.

In addition, we have reserved one of our six residency placements for an out-of-state or international artist, and one for an indigenous Maine artist.

Artists at any career stage may apply, whether attending an art program or educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that an artist must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

We accept representational, non-objective and conceptual work in any 2D or 3D disciplines. Please note that our studios are not set up with any special equipment beyond a table, easel, and slop sink, and artists must bring their own materials and equipment.

Applications are to be submitted online and open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018.

Applications are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their work samples, their artist statement, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment at large, or rural Maine/agriculture specifically.

Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.

The Visual Artist Residency is one month long, with 2 artists per month attending for July, August and September. It includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a private studio space in the barn with a large art table and easel.

Aside from a fellow visual artist, resident artists can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener and either a writer, or performer/storyteller/musician. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck). At these gatherings, there will be opportunities for structured critiques by established artists. Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend and local food coupons for the value of $300. Residents will need to provide all art materials and are expected to participate in an open studio day at the end of their residency.


Application Process


Four of our six residency placements will go to artists living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from artists with a strong connection to Maine.

In addition, we have reserved one of our six residency placements for an out-of-state or international artist, and one for an indigenous Maine artist.

Artists at any career stage may apply, whether attending an art program or educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that an artist must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

We accept representational, non-objective and conceptual work in any 2D or 3D disciplines. Please note that our studios are not set up with any special equipment beyond a table, easel, and slop sink, and artists must bring their own materials and equipment.

Applications are to be submitted online and open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018.

Applications are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their work samples, their artist statement, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment at large, or rural Maine/agriculture specifically.

Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.

Ends in 6 days, 12 hours $15.00
$15.00

 The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center’s 2018 writing residency is a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during July through mid-August. Applicants in the following categories can apply:

·         Poetry

·         Prose

·         Fiction/Non-fiction

The writing residency includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a writing space adjacent to the bedroom with a large desk and sofa.

Aside from a two visual artists, the resident writer can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck.)

Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend per month, and local food coupons for the value of $300. The writing resident will need to provide his/her own materials and equipment and is expected to participate in an open studio day at the end of July.

Application Process

Applicants will be selected by a professional jury, based on the quality of their writing samples, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment, rural Maine, or agriculture specifically.

This position is open to writers living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from writers with a strong connection to Maine.

Writers at any career stage may apply, whether attending an educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that one must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

Applications open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018 and are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.


Ends in 6 days, 12 hours

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center’s 2018 writing residency is a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during July through mid-August. Applicants in the following categories can apply:

·         Poetry

·         Prose

·         Fiction/Non-fiction

The writing residency includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a writing space adjacent to the bedroom with a large desk and sofa.

Aside from a two visual artists, the resident writer can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck.)

Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend per month, and local food coupons for the value of $300. The writing resident will need to provide his/her own materials and equipment and is expected to participate in an open studio day at the end of July.


Application Process

Applicants will be selected by a professional jury, based on the quality of their writing samples, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment, rural Maine, or agriculture specifically.

This position is open to writers living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from writers with a strong connection to Maine.

Writers at any career stage may apply, whether attending an educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that one must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

Applications open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018 and are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.

Ends in 6 days, 12 hours

     The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center’s 2018 performing arts residency is a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during mid-August through end of September. Applicants in the following categories can apply:

·         Performance/Dance

·         Storytelling

·         Songwriting

The performing arts residency includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a writing space adjacent to the bedroom with a large desk and sofa – plus use of a lot of outdoor space. There is no designated studio space with special equipment.

Aside from two visual artists, the resident performing artist can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck.)

Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend per month, and local food coupons for the value of $300. The performing arts resident will need to provide his/her own materials and equipment and is expected to participate in two open studio days: one at the end of August, one at the end of September.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 Applicants will be selected by a professional jury, based on the quality of their work samples, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment, rural Maine, or agriculture specifically.

This position is open to performance artists living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from performance artists with a strong connection to Maine.

Performance artists at any career stage may apply, whether attending an educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that one must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

Applications open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018 and are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.

Ends in 6 days, 12 hours $15.00
$15.00

     The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center’s 2018 performing arts residency is a minimum of four and maximum of six weeks long, during mid-August through end of September. Applicants in the following categories can apply:

·         Performance/Dance

·         Storytelling

·         Songwriting

The performing arts residency includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated farmhouse at Rolling Acres Farm, shared kitchen and living space, and a writing space adjacent to the bedroom with a large desk and sofa – plus use of a lot of outdoor space. There is no designated studio space with special equipment.

Aside from two visual artists, the resident performing artist can expect to be sharing the house with a resident gardener. All residents have in common that their work relates to the land or the environment in some meaningful way.

The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck.)

Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend per month, and local food coupons for the value of $300. The performing arts resident will need to provide his/her own materials and equipment and is expected to participate in two open studio days: one at the end of August, one at the end of September.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 Applicants will be selected by a professional jury, based on the quality of their work samples, and demonstration that their work has a relevant connection to the environment, rural Maine, or agriculture specifically.

This position is open to performance artists living in Maine or originally from Maine; we will also accept applications from performance artists with a strong connection to Maine.

Performance artists at any career stage may apply, whether attending an educational institution or already established in their career. (However, experience of previous residents has shown that one must be very comfortable being self-directed and in a more isolated area to enjoy this residency and reap its benefits.)

Applications open December 1st, 2017, and close March 1st, 2018 and are juried by a professional jury during the month of March. Notices will be mailed out in the first week of April, 2018.