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The Mohawk Arts Collective


The Mohawk Arts Collective provides a summer residency program on Mount Desert Island in Maine for artists developing work in all disciplines of live performance. Resident artists create and perform in The Barn, the collective’s waterfront performance space in Bass Harbor and live as a temporary artistic community in the house next door.

Applications are accepted for three types of residencies: A Workshop Residency is a week-long development process for a group developing a new piece. The residency does not need to culminate in a performance, but does need to end with a public event. A Performance Residency is a two and a half week engagement for a group presenting a new piece. It’s six days of rehearsal, followed by a run of six performances over two weekends. The Hamilton Project is an event for individuals to develop a new piece with new friends. Each artist brings an idea and comes prepared to support progress on someone else’s idea. It's ten artists working on ten projects over ten days and it ends with a free showcase for the public.

After a summer residency, artists will have the opportunity to present their work at the annual Mohawk Fest – a festival of new work developed at the Barn and performed in New York City.


Bass Harbor: United States

All residencies take place at the MAC compound – a waterfront piece of land in Bass Harbor, Maine, on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. This includes The Barn, the house in which the residents live, and the area around the house, which includes a tidal bay, garden and fire pit. The property is surrounded by Acadia National Park and many previous residents have made use of the natural setting by working site-specifically and environmentally.

Contact Information

130 Tremont Road
Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
United States