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Skowhegan's 2014 session will take place from June 7-August 9.


Acceptence notifications for the 2014 summer residency program will be emailed to applicants in April.

Skowhegan, in both its physical and programmatic design, provides opportunities for intense work and creative direction. Because the program focuses on process and experimentation, Participants are encouraged to come prepared to work without a preconceived agenda or schedule. The program requires Participants to commit to being in residence for the full nine-week session from mid-June to mid-August, and absences from the program to fulfill other professional commitments are not permitted. All Participants, Faculty, and staff live and work on campus and are provided with studio space and technical support for their work. The artistic dialogue continues around the clock.
Skowhegan's Board of Governors, all working artists, invites a new faculty of Resident and Visiting Artists to campus each year to guarantee a diversity of perspectives. These artists are highly accomplished and represent a cross-section of the contemporary art world. The structure of Skowhegan's program is provided by regular one-on-one critiques given to each Participant by the Faculty, and through the series of lectures given by the Faculty over the summer. Participants also gather weekly for open critiques led by a Dean. Skowhegan also offers the rare opportunity to learn and practice buon fresco technique. In the context of Skowhegan's program, fresco offers an opportunity to explore a rich and ancient process that can inspire and accommodate a broad range of contemporary ideas. All Participants and Faculty members are encouraged to experiment in this medium with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Performances, reading groups, discussions, and community and off-campus projects initiated by Participants comprise an important part of the Skowhegan experience and are encouraged and supported.