ABOUT THIS GRANT: Alumni who hold a BFA degree and have graduated within the last ten years are eligible to apply.  Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded through a competitive review process.


ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be working in the crafts field, including, but not limited to metalsmithing, jewelry, woodworking, furniture design, ceramics, or fiber arts.


Must have received a BFA degree from Maine College of Art within the last ten years. Eligible graduating classes are 2010–2019.


Must not have received a grant from this fund within the past 12 months.


Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, MFA graduates, MAT graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.


ACCEPTABLE USE OF FUNDS include, but are not limited to: travel and fees associated with professional conferences; tuition or travel funds related to residencies or other educational opportunities to enhance professional practice; equipment or materials critical to grow/enhance professional and studio practice; costs related to starting a business in a relevant craft field.
In general, grant funds will not cover operating expenses such as rent/lease, utilities, or other routine expenses, or tuition to a degree-granting program.
Grant must be spent within 12 months of receipt of funds.
Must provide documentation of expenses and a written summary of use of funds within one year of receipt (no additional funds will be granted if reports are not completed).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • A written request for funds detailing how the grant will be used to advance one’s professional career in the crafts, not to exceed two pages in length.
  • Resume
  • Budget, detailing how funds will be used. Maximum request amount is $1,500.
  • 10 digital images: Only digital images will be reviewed for submission.     
    1. Format all images as jpgs with minimum dimensions of 600 x 800 pixels and a maximum of 1024 pixels per side, saved at a resolution of 72 dpi. Name digital images with the following format: LastNameFirstNameNumber.jpg (i.e NyguenJon01.jpg) etc. Do not include any spaces, dashes, or other symbols in the file name. Images size must not exceed 1M each.
    2. All works submitted must be completed within the last two years.
  • Image descriptions: title, date, media, and physical dimensions.

 All submissions must have been completed within the last two years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.






FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Belvedere Grant page on Meca.edu
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact:
Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018.

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY: The Alumni Residency at MECA is designed to bring degree-holding alumni back to Maine each summer for four weeks in July to re-engage in intensive on-campus experiences in conjunction with the MFA Summer Intensive.

Alumni Residents at MECA are provided with one studio space on the MECA campus and receive 24-hour access to that studio space. If interested in additional access, residents are responsible for associated studio lab fees ($85-$325).
The dates for the 2020 Alumni Residency at MECA are July 6 - 31, 2020.


ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be graduates from the BFA, MFA, or MAT Programs at Maine College of Art. Priority is given to individual artists rather than groups or collectives. For BFA alumni, in particular, these four weeks at MECA offer an ideal opportunity to experience graduate school. Please review all the information below before applying.

Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.

TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY:
Please use the 2020 Alumni Residency at MECA TEAM Application to apply as a group.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

  • One-page statement of intent discussing what you plan to work on during the residency, your studio and equipment needs; why you are interested in returning to MECA; and your interest in interacting with the MECA community while you are here (participating in studio visits, going to visiting artists lecture, attending MFA crits, etc.) *Please note that all residents will participate in an Open Studio event at the end of the residency.* 
  • Biography
  • Resume / CV
  • 10 Work Samples
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion

 All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.






FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Alumni Residency at MECA page on Meca.edu
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact:                            
Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY: The Alumni Residency at MECA is designed to bring degree-holding alumni back to Maine each summer for four weeks in July to re-engage in intensive on-campus experiences in conjunction with the MFA Summer Intensive.

Alumni Residents at MECA are provided with one studio space on the MECA campus and receive 24-hour access to that studio space. If interested in additional access, residents are responsible for associated studio lab fees ($85-$325).
The dates for the 2020 Alumni Residency at MECA are July 6 - 31, 2020.



ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be graduates from the BFA, MFA, or MAT Programs at Maine College of Art. Priority is given to individual artists rather than groups or collectives. For BFA alumni, in particular, these four weeks at MECA offer an ideal opportunity to experience graduate school. Please review all the information below before applying.

Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.

TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY: If more than one person is applying for the residency, the group should select a lead contact person. The lead contact person should submit a single application, a combined statement of purpose for the entire group, and is responsible for including all group members’ documents (resume, work samples, etc) into the application.

INDIVIDUAL RESIDENCY:
If you do not plan to apply as a group, please use the individual application, here.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:

 

  • One-page statement of intent discussing what you plan to work on during the residency, your studio and equipment needs; why you are interested in returning to MECA; and your interest in interacting with the MECA community while you are here (participating in studio visits, going to visiting artists lecture, attending MFA crits, etc.) *Please note that all residents will participate in an Open Studio event at the end of the residency.* 
  • Biographies for each artist
  • Resume / CV for each artist
  • 20 Work Samples including work from the entire team
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion for each artist

  All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
 Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.






 FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Alumni Residency at MECA page on Meca.edu
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact:
Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator
isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu | 207.699.5018

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY: Artist Stephen Pace and his wife, Palmina, gave their Indian Point home and studio overlooking Stonington Harbor to Maine College of Art in 2007 to be used as an artist residency and gallery.  We are pleased to be able to offer Maine College of Art alumni, faculty, and staff residency opportunities during the spring and summer months at the Pace House.



ELIGIBILITY: Open to degree-holding alumni, faculty, and staff members. Disciplines: visual artists, writers, scholars. Preference for one of the residencies will be given to painters, in accordance with Stephen Pace’s bequest. Preference will be given to artists who have not been awarded a residency at the Pace House in the past two years.
Stipends of $750 will be awarded to mid-career artists at the discretion of the jury.
Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.



TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY:
Please use the Pace House Residency TEAM Application to apply as a group.


FAMILY FRIENDLY: The Pace House Residency is a family-friendly program. The spouses, partners and children of selected artists are welcome for the full stay. The residency is also pet-friendly but does require a pet deposit. All other non-family members must apply as part of a team residency.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

  • One-page statement of purpose explaining why you want to attend this residency (PDF)
  • Biography
  • Resume / CV
  • 10 Work Samples
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion.

 All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59 EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.






FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Pace House Residency page on Meca.edu
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact: Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCIES: Artist Stephen Pace and his wife, Palmina, gave their Indian Point home and studio overlooking Stonington Harbor to Maine College of Art in 2007 to be used as an artist residency and gallery.  We are pleased to be able to offer Maine College of Art alumni, faculty, and staff residency opportunities during the spring and summer months at the Pace House.  
ELIGIBILITY: Open to degree-holding alumni, faculty, and staff members. Disciplines: visual artists, writers, scholars. Preference for one of the residencies will be given to painters, in accordance with Stephen Pace’s bequest. Preference will be given to artists who have not been awarded a residency at the Pace House in the past two years.

Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.




TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY: If more than one person is applying for the residency, the group should select a lead contact person who is a MECA faculty member, staff member or an alum. The lead contact person should submit a single application, a combined statement of purpose for the entire group, and is responsible for including all group members’ documents (resume, work samples, etc) into the application.



INDIVIDUAL RESIDENCY:
If you do not plan to apply as a group, please use the individual application, here.



FAMILY FRIENDLY: The Pace House Residency is a family-friendly program. The spouses, partners and children of selected artists are welcome for the full stay. The residency is also pet-friendly but does require a pet deposit. All other non-family members must apply as part of a team residency.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

  • One-page statement of purpose explaining why you want to attend this residency as a team or group 
  • Biographies for each artist
  • Resume / CV for each artist
  • Work Samples (20 for teams)
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion.

 All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59 PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.






FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Pace House Residency page on Meca.edu

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact: Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY: In 2008, MECA alumna Barbara Rita Jenny MFA ’02 and her family donated the use of her family’s summer home in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia with the intention of creating a unique artist residency program that is inclusive of artist’s partners and families.

The house is situated directly across the road from Baie Sainte-Marie and the property includes 200 feet of water frontage and several outbuildings.


ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to MECA degree-holding alumni, faculty, and staff who are visual artists, writers, and/or scholars.
Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.


TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY:
Please use the 2020 Baie Ste. Marie TEAM Residency Application to apply as a group.



FAMILY FRIENDLY: The  Baie Ste. Marie is a family-friendly program. The spouses, partners, and children of selected artists are welcome for the full stay. All other non-family members must apply as part of a team residency.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

  • One-page statement of purpose explaining why you want to attend this residency
  • Biography
  • Resume / CV 
  • 10 Work Samples
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion.

 All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59 EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in early April 2020.






FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Baie Ste. Marie Residency page on Meca.edu
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact: Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY: In 2008, MECA alumna Barbara Rita Jenny MFA ’02 and her family donated the use of her family’s summer home in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia with the intention of creating a unique artist residency program that is inclusive of artist’s partners and families.

The house is situated directly across the road from Baie Sainte-Marie and the property includes 200 feet of water frontage and several outbuildings.


ELIGIBILITY: This residency is open to MECA degree-holding alumni, faculty, and staff who are visual artists, writers, and/or scholars.
Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.  





TEAM / GROUP RESIDENCY: If more than one person is applying for the residency, the group should select a lead contact person who is a MECA faculty member, staff member or an alum. The lead contact person should submit a single application, a combined statement of purpose for the entire group, and is responsible for including all group members’ documents (resume, work samples, etc) into the application.



INDIVIDUAL RESIDENCY:
If you do not plan to apply as a group, please use the individual application, here.


FAMILY FRIENDLY: The Pace House Residency is a family-friendly program. The spouses, partners and children of selected artists are welcome for the full stay. The residency is also pet-friendly but does require a pet deposit. All other non-family members must apply as part of a team residency.



APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:
 

  • One-page statement of purpose explaining why you want to attend this residency as a team or group
  • Biographies for each artists
  • Resume / CV for each artists
  • Work Samples (20 for teams)
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion.

 All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.
Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit Baie Ste. Marie Residency page on Meca.edu





CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact: Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018

 

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: The EMMA Collaboration brings 100 renowned artists and craftspeople together from around the world to create art in in the Boreal Forest of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, a place where form and function collide. 

Participants experience 7 days of spontaneous and collaborative art making in a variety of media: blacksmithing, small metals, raising, drawing & painting, furniture, woodworking, turning, stone carving, weaving, sculpture, glass, ceramics, printmaking, leatherworking, clothing & fibers, and more.

One applicant is selected to represent MECA at the Emma Collaboration, which funds the conference fee, meals, lodging and travel.

DATES AND LOCATION: July 29 – August 6, 2020. Ness Creek Festival Site, Big River, SK, Canada

ELIGIBILITY: Open to degree-holding alumni.

Non graduated alums, SALT graduates, Post Baccalaureate graduates, Continuing Studies faculty and students are ineligible to apply.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare the following information in advance of submitting your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review. Please upload online the following documents and images, not zipped, but individually uploaded.


APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • One-page statement of purpose explaining why you want to attend EMMA and what you will gain from the experience
  • Biography
  • Resume / CV
  • Work Samples (10 images or 3 links to video /sound sample)
  • Image descriptions that correspond to your images which include title, medium, size and year of completion.

All submissions must have been completed within the last three years. All documents listed above should be saved as a Word document or a PDF.

Late and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Only online applications via Submittable will be accepted.


 TIMELINE: Deadline for applications is 11:59PM EST on February 29, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in mid-April 2020.  



FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit EMMA Collaboration page on Meca.edu

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning the residency or requirements contact:  Isabelle O'Donnell '17, Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator at isabelle.odonnell-staff@meca.edu or 207.699.5018


Maine College of Art’s Above and Beyond Grant helps currently enrolled BFA, MFA, and MAT students access opportunities and experiences that take them above and beyond MECA’s classrooms and facilities. Students will learn basic skills in grant writing, budgeting, and formatting work samples while assembling proposals to fund activities such as conferences, workshops, or professional events. All applicants will receive feedback on their applications.

Applicants for this grant cycle MUST have attended the grant workshop on October 10 or January 23 (sign up here)
Eligibility:
For BFA applicants: students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the most recent semester. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must be enrolled for the upcoming semester to qualify.
Funds cannot be used for:
+ equipment
+ projects that are part of the curriculum
+ activities that earn academic credit
+ resources that are available at or through MECA.
+ day-to-day creative practice expenses (rent, materials, marketing, etc.)  

Requests are capped at $500. Each grant cycle has $2,500 available. Students may apply twice each academic year, but may receive funding only one time throughout their time at MECA.



Review Criteria:
+ Artistic merit relative to the student’s level of education
+ Evidence that the activity will advance the professional development of the applicant, with an indication of what the applicant has already done towards this initiative
+ Realistic budget - including other income/support possibilities
Timeline:
Grant application is due February 10, with notification February 21, for activities taking place between March 15, 2020 and December 1, 2020.
Grant Recipients:
+ All funds are contingent on prior pre-registration or anticipated graduation. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must be enrolled for the upcoming semester to qualify.
+ All grant recipients are required to provide a summary report within one month of completing the funded activity.


General Questions: artistsatwork@meca.edu
Proposal Support: Contact Nat May, nathanielmay@gmail.com

Maine College of Art (MECA)