2017 Application Information
session: June – August, 2017
Application opens: November 2016
Application deadline: January, 2017
Admission to Skowhegan, the awarding of general financial assistance, and the pursuit of all Skowhegan activities are implemented without preference to racial or ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or age. The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Maine.
General Admissions Information
Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to artmaking and inquiry. An academic background in art is not required. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process, and financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. You must be at least 21 years of age at the start of the program and have a working knowledge of English. Application fees are non-refundable.
In accepting admission to Skowhegan, artists agree to stay the full nine-week term of the session. Exceptions are made in cases of emergency only. Absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments will not be authorized. For this reason, artists who leave for such purposes will forfeit their admission to and participation in the program.
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
Tuition for Skowhegan’s nine-week program is $6,000. Additionally, all participants are required to pay a $75 activities fee.The goal of Skowhegan’s financial assistance program is to help ensure that artists accepted into the program may participate, regardless of their financial status. All participants are expected to make some amount of financial contribution to their experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a self-determined amount of financial aid through the online application (Step 4 of the 2016 Skowhegan application).
If you have any questions regarding submission guidelines please contact the Skowhegan office at 212.529.0505 or HELP@skowheganart.org
Online Portfolio Submission Guidelines
Applicants must apply to Skowhegan through its application website. The Skowhegan application accepts the following three submission categories, you must select one:
- Select “jpgs” option to apply with 10 still images
- Select “videos” option to apply using 5 total minutes of video
- Select “jpgs and video” option to apply with 5 images and 2.5 minutes of video in total
Still images must be saved in JPG format with the following specifications:
- 1,200 pixels maximum length in any direction (If a blank webpage appears after you upload an image then your image size is too large)
- RGB mode
- Adhere to the following naming convention: lastname_firstinitial_01.jpg (ex. Washington_G_01.jpg)
Applicants must have a VIMEO account (a free service) in order to submit video samples to the Skowhegan application. No other video hosting platform, such as YouTube or personal websites, will be accepted.
After uploading your video to Vimeo, click on the “SHARE” button and copy and past the URL found in the “LINK” field into the appropriate field of the Skowhegan application (video URL will look like this: https://vimeo.com/68310457).
Make sure that your video settings allow for embedding everywhere. This must be the case for both private and public videos.
If you choose to make your video private you must include the video’s password in the Skowhegan application (not in the Vimeo description).
Do not delete your VIMEO account or remove any videos used in your Skowhegan application until after you are notified of your acceptance status in the spring.