Skowhegan has a long tradition of offering artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors. The experience has proven to be transformative time and time again for those artists who are able to take full advantage of the experimentation and critical discourse possible in this unique community in Maine.
While on campus, participants are given individual studio spaces, as well as access to a sculpture studio, a fresco studio, a media lab, a library composed of over 10,000 volumes, over 300-acres of farmland, forests, and lakefront, and a rich community of artists. Alumni often report that the intensity of the Skowhegan experience has had a profound effect on their work and their lives. In order to allow others entry, no participant is allowed to return for a second summer. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Since its inception, Smack Mellon has evolved into an organization that supports many artists through a highly respected exhibition program and artist studio program, and also benefits young people and the larger community through quality education programs. Accordingly, our organization’s vision has been critically and artistically acclaimed.
The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six eligible artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship (dependent on funding). The program runs for an eleven-month period from June to May. The studios are located on the lower level of our building at 92 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn and range in size from 250 to 300 square feet. The program does not provide living space.
Applications open on Friday, September 29, 2017.
How to Apply~ http://smackmellon.org/index.php/contact/how_to_apply/