Golden Apple Art Residency is situated within a very quiet and secluded spruce forest, approximately an hour north of Acadia National Park along the rocky coast of DownEast Maine. The residents' cottages, the studios, the multi-story art building and the main house are all less than two hundred feet from shore.
Golden Apple offers three sessions, each two weeks in length, during the summer and early fall. Each session includes four to six residents and includes all types of visual artists, including photographers and printmakers, as well as writers and composers. Residents are provided a fully furnished private cottage which includes a kitchenette, full bath and a spectacular view of the ocean. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are professionally prepared and are healthy and delicious. The evening meal served each night in the dining room of the main house is a highlight. Dinner table conversation is spirited and enjoyable. Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated.
Well-lit private studios with 24-hour access provide space for many disciplines and are equipped with typical studio furnishings as well as sinks, cabinets, easels, tables and taborets, cork boards, and the use of a medium-format Richeson etching press and other printmaking essentials. Writers and composers have the option of a quiet private studio located apart from the art-making studios, if desired. An equipped woodshop is available for use to artists and sculptors. Internet service is available throughout the residency.
Residency Experience Summary
Application guidelines and the application form itself can be found on www.GoldenAppleStudio.com (click Art Residency, then Application Form). Acceptance into a two-week residency session is determined through a jury process and requires a written letter of intent (what work do you propose to do while in residence), a current CV and images or examples of your current work (can be directed to your website), in addition to the application form itself. Applications are accepted on an open-ended basis. Following notification of your acceptance, you will be sent a commitment form which must be signed and returned within 14 days, along with a deposit check of $300. This deposit holds your reservation as a scheduled resident and will be deducted from the cost of your residency. The deposit also serves as a commitment on your part and therefore, is non-refundable.
Partial scholarships are available and if provided, will be announced in your letter of acceptance. The amount of your scholarship will be deducted from your balance due. Payment in full (minus deposit and potential scholarship amounts) are due 60 days prior to the first day of your residency session.
The cost associated with attending Golden Apple Art Residency includes lodging in private cottages, the use of private studios with 24-hour access and all equipment available, the use of woodshop equipment, the provision of professionally prepared meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and access to all wooded and shoreline paths and amenities throughout the residency grounds.
Merit-based partial scholarships are provided by Golden Apple Art Residency in the amount of $200 - $500 and all applicants are automatically considered. We encourage applicants to research other sources of funding as well.