About the Artist-in-Residence Program

SPACE Gallery established the SPACE Artist-in-Residence Program in 2016, the first of its kind in Portland, ME.

After SPACE secured its building with generous support from its donors in 2015, one of the thirty-two artist studios became host to selected residents as part of our new mission-aligned residency program. Designed to provide a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career artists, writers, filmmakers/media artists, curators, sound artists and collaborative groups, this program is committed to highlighting the contributions of queer artists and artists of color. The SPACE Residency connects artists from outside of Maine to Portland'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. 

The SPACE residency room is also used beyond this dedicated residency program for artists staging exhibitions, installations, and public programs that require dedicated time on site or in our community.  Stay tuned to SPACE's website for other upcoming calls for proposals or subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the website. 

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For more information including details on how to submit an application, visit the apply page.


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The SPACE Artist-in-Residence Program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov