Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth.
Skowhegan, Maine: United States
- Residency Length: 9 weeks
- Average number of artists in residence at a time: 60+
- Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 65
- Total applicant pool in most current year: 2055
- Application type: Open application
- Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
- Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
- Additional eligibility information:
Skowhegan is a residency program for emerging artists. All participants must be 21 years old when the residency program begins (June of each year--specific date varies), but there is no upper age limit. Skowhegan promotes diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, or physical or mental disability.
- Application deadline: January 09
Past Residents & Quotes
Facilities & Services
- Housing: Shared bedroom
All participants live in dormitories. Most rooms are shared, though there are some singles available. All residents share bathrooms.
- Meals: All/most meals are provided by organization
Residents eat breakfast and dinner in the dining hall on the lake, near the dormitories. Lunch is brought to the upper campus where all studios are located. All meals are provided.
- Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Wireless Internet
- Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
Skowhegan has a limited amount of wheelchair-accessible housing and studio space, and continues to try to increase accessibility. The school has an assisted listening device available during lectures. Most public areas are wheelchair accessible, including the lecture hall and the dining hall.
- Studios/special equipment: Ceramics / Pottery, Digital media, Film / Digital editing, Painting, Photography (digital), Sculpture, Woodworking
- Additional studio information:Each studio building houses 3-8 individual studios, and each artist receives his/her own studio. Studios are open 24 hours a day.