Monson Arts: Winter 2023 Open Call

Associated Residency Program

Monson Arts is an artists' residency and arts center in Monson, Maine. The goal of the residency program is to provide time and space for artists and writers to devote to their creative practices. Residencies are two or four weeks long and come with studio space, a private bedroom in shared housing, all meals and a stipend of $1,000 ($500 for two week programs). Located at the edge of Maine's North Woods near the Appalachian Trail, the town is surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.

Artists’ studios are outfitted to accommodate a variety of artistic practices with access provided to wood and metal shop facilities for any fabrication needs. Writers’ studios are comfortably furnished with work tables and reading chairs. All residents live in newly renovated historic homes in town that have shared kitchens and bathrooms. Houses and studios have high speed wifi internet access.

Application for this program is open to artists and writers at all stages in their careers working in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, and audio production.

We regularly accept online applications at three deadlines throughout the year- Jan. 15, June 15, and Sept. 15. A live link to the application is available on our website 6 weeks before each deadline. Visit monsonarts.org for more information and to sign up for updates by email.

Deadline
Residency Length
2 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
10
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Choreography
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
All meals
Residents have access to shared kitchen
Food stipend provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Dedicated Studio/Shop Technicians - Part Time
Dedicated Metal Shop
Heavy Metals / Blacksmithing
Fine Metals / Jewelry Making
Hydraulic Press
Soldering Workspace
Gas/Oxy Torches
Acetylene/Air Torches
Bench Grinder
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Dedicated Wood Shop
Woodworking Tools
Tablesaw
Bandsaw
Router Table
Jointer
Planer
Wood Vises And Wood Working Table
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

Application for this program is open to artists and writers at all stages in their careers working in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, and audio production. 5 visual and 5 literary artists will be accepted per session. Applications are processed through slideroom. 

  • Applicants will may provide up to 5 samples of visual work or 5 pages or written work. 
  • A letter of intent
  • Resume or C.V. limited to 6000 characters
  • Two reference contacts
Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
100
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
500
Artist Stipend
1000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
25
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application