Maine College of Art is pleased to offer many opportunities to our alumni, including artist residencies and a professional development grant for graduates working in the field of crafts.
Our two unique artist residency opportunities are open to MECA alumni, current faculty and staff.
The Baie Ste Marie Artist & Family Residency is located in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, Canada. The family of Barbara Rita Jenny MFA ’02 established the MECA Baie Ste Marie Artist & Family Residency in 2008. This residency is not only distinguished by its incomparable location on the rugged Atlantic Coast of Canada, but because residents may bring their families to stay in the large house on site.
The Stephen Pace House Residency is located in Stonington, Maine. 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. Preference for this residency is given to painters.
The Belvedere Grant for Professional Development in the Field of Crafts open to alums who have graduated within the last ten years and are currently working in the field of crafts.
To apply for a MECA residency or the Belvedere Grant, click on the corresponding tab above.