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 2017 we will be offering the following residencies (all with stipends); please follow links to the residency of your choice to see more information about the residency.
Artist Residency for Maine Visual Artists:
Six, month-long residencies: two in July, two in August and two in September.
Historical Writing Residency:
A one-time, six-week writing residency with the objective to research the history of Rolling Acres Farm, and then write and present the farm’s story.
Agriculture & Art Residency:
A five-month long residency from May-September combining gardening responsibilities with the opportunity to devote time to artistic pursuits.
There are no residency fees, but the artist is responsible for all travel costs to and from the residency, and for all art material costs. The residency includes two shared dinners per month (July/Aug/Sept, prepared by a local chef) which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more visiting artists. Visual Artist Residents will receive a stipend of $1000 for one month. The Historical Writing Resident will receive a stipend of $1500 for six weeks. The Ag & Art Resident will receive a stipend of $1000 per month.
Any artist living in Maine may apply, whether attending an art program or educational institution in Maine or already established in his/her career. We will also accept applications from artists with a strong connection to Maine.