Before submitting an application, please review the information on our website: hewnoaks.org
This application is for collaborative projects, for two or more individuals who will primarily work together on particular projects. For our purposes, individuals working on their own and getting together to critique one another's work doesn't meet our definition of group practice.
Good fit group applications:
- Collaborative practice by more than one person, generating work
- Geographically dispersed individuals gathering together for the purpose of collectively advancing some aspect of their work, like a mini conference or workshop, with stated goals (this requires good planning before the application)
Not good fit group applications:
- Individuals who want to work on their own and spend time critiquing their work
- Self-focused groups who are developing an exhibition of their own individual work
We welcome applications from all kinds of artists; we have accepted a variety of visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, performers, musicians, and writers. Curators may also apply.
Hewnoaks does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status, or veteran status. The historic property has steep hills and may be difficult to navigate for individuals with limited mobility.
Preference will be given to Maine applicants (about 75% of accepted applicants), but we welcome applications from artists residing outside of Maine. Applications will be reviewed by a three person independent jury. Hewnoaks will be open from June 23th through September 29th, 2018. Residencies run one week to two weeks, depending on availability. Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. There are no partial weeks available.
The application process runs as follows:
Feb 1, 2017: Applications open
March 3, 2017: Applications close (at 11:59pm)
April 2, 2017: Accepted residents notified with assigned weeks
April 9, 2017: Deadline for accepted residents to confirm attendance / schedule
Participants will live in small, rustic cabins equipped with basic kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. Participants are responsible for their own food and transportation and will have to bring everything they need in order to set up their studios. Hewnoaks does not have any designated studio spaces, so residents will need to improvise within their cabins or on the grounds. Previous residents have been resourceful in finding ways to do their work while keeping their living spaces clean.
Food and other basic necessities can be purchased at nearby stores. The property is about a 90 minute drive from Portland, and residents are responsible for their own transportation to Hewnoaks.
PLEASE read the information on our website before applying, to ensure that what we have to offer and what you hope to do are aligned properly.