Farm and Art Studio Tour Call for Participants

The Belfast Creative Coalition and the Maine Farmland Trust are seeking sites for a Farm and Art Studio Tour in Waldo County.  Participants can choose their level of participation ranging from a year round open location, by appointment only, and/or a once a year weekend tour. The tour will highlight farms, artist studios, and cultural organizations that are near natural resources, such as waterways or the Waldo County Trail Coalition’s network of trails. This will allow for boating, hiking, biking, snow shoeing or cross-country skiing between sites. The tour is seeking all types of artists, wool and yarn producers, musicians, arts camps and retreats, working farms, hands-on opportunities, educational opportunities and farms/studios offering overnight stays. A Farm and Art tour map will be created that marks participating locations. This will have a print and online version, and ultimately an ‘app’ for easy access.

The Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC) has received two grants to help create and market this tour. $5000 from the Maine Community Foundation Arts Expansion Grant and $10,000 from the Davis Foundation.

If you would like your studio, gallery, farm, or venue to be featured in the Farm and Art Studio Tour (in print and online) please fill out the online application on listed on the homepage at www.belfastcreativecoalition.org.  Call Kimberly at 207-323-8692 if you need an application mailed. The application deadline is February 1st, 2013.

Ongoing: Any artist, musician, actor, poet, farmer, crafter, or “creative” can create a free listing on the BCC website directory under “submit”. Arts and Culture related events can also be added there. Make sure your events and venues are updated to take advantage of the marketing for the site that will occur this spring.