Maine Farmland Trust Artist Residency at Rolling Acres Farm
The mission of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is to actively connect the creative world of farming and art making.
Historically artists have celebrated the beauty and richness of the American landscape. Our purpose is to continue and evolve the dialogue between human and environment within the context of our current culture and time.
We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, and by hosting residencies for artists on a farm owned by Maine Farmland Trust.
Joseph Fiore was an artist and active environmentalist who, with his wife Mary, generously supported Maine Farmland Trust for many years.
We offer four, month-long residencies in 2016: two in July, and two in August.
The residency includes a private room with shared bathroom in the renovated Rolling Acres farmhouse, shared kitchen and living space, a studio space in the barn, a local food allowance and one shared dinner a week (prepared by a local chef) which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more visiting artists. There will be opportunities for structured critiques by established artists, and residents are expected to host an open studio day at the end of their residency.
While the vision is to have a working farm at Rolling Acres, this is currently not yet the case. We expect little activity at the farm in 2016 which means residents will mostly be in the company of each other, with residency staff present a few days a week. Residents will have access to lake and grounds, and the surrounding area.
Residents will receive a stipend of $1000; art materials and travel expenses to/from the residency, as well as during the residency must be provided by the residents themselves.
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