keep checking back for more updates

The SPACE residency program provides a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career artists seeking support for their practice. Visual artists, filmmakers, writers, collaborative groups and curators who are not currently enrolled in an academic program and live outside of Maine are eligible to apply. A civically and socially engaged arts organization, SPACE strongly encourages artists who understand themselves as being outside the privilege of hetero-normative, white, male-centered identity to apply. Preference will be given to artists whose practices engage with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts.

During the summer and fall of 2017, five artists will be selected for residencies lasting between two to four weeks, depending on the amount of time each project necessitates. Each resident is offered housing and 24-hour access to a private studio space. Additionally, each artist will be awarded a $500 stipend. Other resources such as projectors, a/v equipment, hardware and tools are made available upon request. Residents are also granted free access to all SPACE programs (films, concerts, community forums etc.) during their stay.

While in residence at SPACE, visiting artists are expected to make the most of their self-directed schedule. They are required to be involved with at least one public engagement program that connects their work to the community, which can take the form of an artist talk, a performance, a reading or other comparable event.

This year SPACE has partnered with: Able Baker (Portland, ME); the Institute for American Art (Portland, ME); GRIN (Providence, RI); and New Fruit (Portland, ME); as well as printmaking shop, Pickwick Independent Press (Portland, ME) to offer residents targeted connections with regional community members who have interests and skills that are affiliated with their work.

The following dates are currently open

July 9 - 15

July 16 - 22

August 20 - 27

August 28 - September 2

September 3 - 9

September 10 - 16

September 17 - 23

September 24 - 30

October 5 - 12

October 13 - 19

November 5 - 11

November 12 - 18

November 19 - 22


To apply, please click here. Further questions should be directed to Visual Arts Programmer, Elizabeth Spavento: elizabeth (at) space538 (dot) org.