In recognition of the challenges of managing an art practice and childcare simultaneously, Hewnoaks will offer limited stipends for parents who are leaving behind children who require additional supervisory care during the parent's residency period. This is a need-based, cash stipend meant to help employ a babysitter, or support a partner or family member who takes extra time away from their paid work while the artist is at Hewnoaks. If child care is not an issue for you and your family, please let this resource be available for someone for whom it will make a significant difference.
Stipends up to $500 will be offered to the artist residency, regardless of their length of stay (one week, ten days or two weeks). The stipends will be paid at the end of the residency period.
Artists may apply for this stipend prior to the March 3 deadline for the artist application (also required) or between the April 1 residency acceptance notification and April 5. Only juried, accepted artists will be considered for the childcare stipend.
Please note that preference will be given to Maine artists for these stipends, although anyone may apply.