SPACE Studios and SPACE Gallery are excited to announce the start of the SPACE Artist-in-Residence Program, the first arts residency program of its kind in Portland, ME.

When SPACE purchased the SPACE Studios building in 2015, one of the studio spaces became host to selected residents as part our new mission-aligned artist residency program. Designed to provide a unique working environment for national emerging and mid-career artists, writers, filmmakers, curators, and collaborative groups, this program is committed to highlighting the contributions of LGBTQ artists and artists of color. The SPACE Residency connects artists from outside Portland to the city’s vibrant arts community and offers engagement opportunities that fit each resident’s needs. It is dedicated to those artists seeking uninterrupted time and space to devote to their practice.

In early 2017, the SPACE Artist-in-Residence program will launch a formal application process. Five artists will be selected for residencies lasting between two to four weeks throughout the summer and fall. Chosen applicants will receive stipends as well live/work studio space. For more information including details on how to apply, visit our apply page under the Artist-in-Residence Program tab.