$1,000.00 USD per Month + travel and visa costs + living costs
Each application and project proposal is reviewed by an esteemed jury of experts in their field, including museum directors, curators, gallery owners, and artists. Only complete applications will be reviewed and acceptance is determined based on jury approval. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of their acceptance. Upon acceptance, a 50% deposit (of the entire stay) is required to secure your spot. A letter of acceptance can be requested to assist in obtaining grants and project funding.
To apply, please send all material to [email protected]:
The Seapoint International Artist Residency was founded in 2012, in an effort to bring multicultural writers, artists, filmmakers and musicians into a thriving and vibrant creative community. The Residency is a peaceful, unique and inspiring sanctuary in which to create.
As the resident director of S.I.A.R., Alicia Goodwin offers her experience as an artist, writer, curator, and world-traveler to visiting artists, as well as exposure to a wide network of other local, national and international individuals and organizations integral to a successful artistic cultural exchange.
While residents are encouraged to work at their own pace, each month will offer opportunities for artist talks, social outings, visits to museums, galleries and other studios, local performances and an exhibition at the residency-run Gallery, located in downtown Kittery, Maine.
S.I.A.R. offers accommodations for up to 3 artists at a time, with large furnished rooms that function as both live and work space. Linens and towels are provided.
The Cottage offers 3 furnished live/work rooms with water views, comfortable common space with a wood-burning fireplace, kitchen, bath, free laundry facilities, outdoor decks and expansive grounds, all perched above the Atlantic Ocean with a path down to the beaches and paths into the nature preserve.
Weekly housekeeping is provided by the host, as well as weekly food/supplies shopping trip. There are bicycles available for guests, as well as free parking.
Public transportation is limited to taxi service to and from the Cottage to shuttle, bus and train transportation.
One live/work room is furnished with a piano and has a private entrance. There is studio space at the off-site gallery for more intense (messy!) work, and larger local studio space for rent for a nominal fee for artists whose needs require it.
Located on Cutts Island in Kittery Point, Maine, S.I.A.R is housed in a unique historic seaside Cottage, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the point of land between Sea Point and Crescent Beaches.
The land was donated to the Kittery Land Trust in 1999 by Eliot Hubbard, a former member of the board of the DeCordova Museum in memory of his aunt, Rosamond Thaxter (1895 – 1989). It is surrounded by the Brave Boat Harbor Division of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which offers miles of nature trails along the ocean, through forests and salt marshes.
This location provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the big city, while still being close enough to visit by car, bus or train. It is 15 minutes from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1 hour from Boston, Massachusetts, and 4.5 hours from New York City.
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