How many artists will be selected for a residency? How long is each residency?

In the spring of 2018 SPACE will be offering residencies to three artists. Each residency will last between two to four weeks depending on what works with each artist’s schedule and goals for their time at SPACE.

Does SPACE cover the cost of transportation?

Each resident artist will be awarded a $1000 stipend from SPACE. This can be used to cover travel expenses or in for whatever best suits the artist. These funds may also be used to cover childcare expenses, material costs, or any other expenses.


Do I have to live outside of Maine to apply?

Do I have to complete a specific project during my time at SPACE?

No, as the goal of the SPACE residency is to provide artists with the opportunity to develop ideas, workshop projects, and further their artistic practices while immersed in the unique creative community of southern Maine. 

Visual artists, filmmakers/media artists, writers, sound artists, collaborative groups, and curators are encouraged to apply. The SPACE artist-in-residence may work on any type of project, but should be sure to pursue projects best suited for the SPACE studio facility, as the combination studio and living space on the second floor will serve as the primary working space for the resident artist.

What kinds of artists are selected for the residency program? 

What is the residency room like? What amenities will I have access to?

SPACE’s residency room is a large studio apartment with a private bathroom, kitchen, and murphy bed. The living area/bedroom is sunny and functional, equipped with easily moved tables and chairs that can be arranged to best suit your creative practice. The kitchen is equipped with an electric stove top (no oven), a dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, as well as dishes and cutlery. Residents will have access to a free washing machine and dryer, and towels and linens will be provided by SPACE.

Sure, but keep in mind that at this time this residency program aims to create dedicated creative time and opportunity for artists who see themselves as being outside the privilege of heteronormative, white-centric identities. However, SPACE deeply values the contributions of those artists whose practices are engaged with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts; if you feel your practice has something to contribute to critical dialogue or our community in Maine we hope you'll apply and tell us why. The SPACE residency room is also used beyond this dedicated residency program for artists staging exhibitions with us and for other projects at SPACE.  Stay tuned to our website for other upcoming calls for exhibition and proposals. 

I don't identify as queer or as a person of color. Can I still apply?

What kind of printmaking can I do at Pickwick Independent Press?

Pickwick has facilities for screen printing, letterpress printing, relief printing, intaglio, and mono printing. You can read more about P.I.P. by visiting their website.

Pickwick offers one-on-one workshops in all of the print techniques listed above. For more information on P.I.P.'s workshops, please visit their website.

What kind of workshops does Pickwick offer?

Where can I get art supplies in Portland, Maine?

Art supplies are available throughout the area. The Art Mart, located one block away from SPACE is walkable and offers a variety of supplies for many mediums. There are also many chain stores within driving distance throughout the greater Portland area, including A.C. Moore, Joanne's Fabrics, Michaels, Home Depot, and Lowes. Residents are welcome to receive mail at the SPACE offices.

Can I apply for the SPACE residency more than once?

If you have applied for the residency in the past and have not been accepted, you may continue to apply for future sessions. However, you are only eligible to be the SPACE artist-in-residence once and may not reapply for another session if you have been accepted as the artist-in-residence in the past.