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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.

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.


  • 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


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