Studio Resident Program

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Resident Program

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation houses four residents in downtown Rockland, Maine at a repurposed high school. Every six months artists are selected from a national call to inhabit the studios for one, two or six months. The selected artists are awarded a large, light filled studio with a private sleeping area and share a kitchen and bathroom. They also receive a $1000 a month stipend and studio visits from arts professionals.

The residency program values innovation, experimentation and creative risk-taking in all genres, known and as yet to be discovered. We envision the residency as inclusive and diverse, prompting reflection and dialogue with other residents and the community, offering the gift of concentrated time and space in which to unveil new ideas and imagine new ways of working.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, located on the coast of Maine in Rockland, will provide four light filled studios for residencies at Lincoln Street Center, a repurposed school in the heart of Rockland, and a stipend of $1000 a month per resident. Sleeping area in studio is provided. 

Artists are expected to participate in events hosted by the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and to credit the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation in all social media, exhibit announcements and any other public interface during the time their residency. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation sets up studio visits from critics, curators, artists and museum directors during the residency sessions.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and residents of the United States. Artists of any discipline may apply. Applicants are required to include a component of public engagement of their choice, for example a lecture, exhibition, performance, public art, intervention, collaboration etc.

Interested artists can review criteria and submit applications to the Foundation by clicking on the submit button below. 

The deadline for applying is January 22, 2020.

We are happy to answer questions at 207-594-5825.


There will be six-month, one-month and two-month sessions. When you apply please indicate the dates you would like to attend. 

1 month sessions
April 1 – April 30, 2020
May 1 – May 31, 2020
June 1 – June 30, 2020
July 1 – July 31, 2020
August 1 – August 31, 2020
September 1 – September 30, 2020

2 month sessions
April – May, 2020
June – July, 2020
August – September,2020

6 month session
April – September 2020


Lincoln Street Center Studios (24 Lincoln Street, Rockland, Maine 04841) is located in the lively creative community of Rockland, home to the Farnsworth Art Museum, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Steel House, Salt Stage, The Apprentice Shop, The Camden International Documentary Film Festival, Rockland Shorts film festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Maine Lobster festival and many galleries.


Residency Length: six, one and two month sessions at the discretion of the juror
Number of artists in residence at a time: 4
Meals: No meals/food provided
Companions: No Spouses/partners/children or pets allowed.


Building is ADA compliant
Keyed entry is 24 -7.
Studios are on the second floor with working elevator.

Facilities and Services

Sleeping room provided in studio with shared bath and kitchen. Studios are all large classroom spaces with big windows.
Common room or meeting space available for residents’ use.
EBF Wing bathroom.
EBF Wing kitchen.
Smoking allowed outdoors only.
There is a small theatre in the building with proscenium stage and raked seating. Use is negotiable.
Common area large service sink.
Wi-Fi provided.

How to Apply

Please submit application electronically through (click the submit button below or visit their website and search Ellis-Beauregard Foundation) no later than 5pm January 22, 2020. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Please include:

  • Resume
  • 10, 300 dpi jpegs of your work which may include details. Images should be current, no more than 2 years old.
  • Performing artists should submit work samples in currently popular, cross-platform, video formats which include mp4, mov, avi, flv, and wmv. Multiple videos may be submitted per application but their aggregate length must not exceed 2 minutes for single-project applications and 5 minutes for multi-component applications. Videos must be embedded in .pdf files with a maximum file size of 25 MB.
  • Proposed public engagement project is expected to evolve during the residency, is NOT a part of the application process, but is an essential component.

Review policy and notification:
Selection into The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Studio Residence program will be based on artistic excellence. Artists working at every level, emerging through established, are equitably welcomed and reviewed. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the field and applicants will be notified by email of acceptance into residency no later than February 15, 2020.

Hilary Irons, Director, UNE Art Gallery



Anna Queen
Riley Watts

Meghan Brady
Reggie Hodges

Madeine Morlet
Grace DeGennaro

Ian Trask
Sam B Walker


Cecilia Ackerman

Reggie Hodges

Elaine Ng



Annika Earley 

Jennifer O’Connell  

Ben Spaulding   

Erin Johnson

Veronica Perez

Andrea Sulzer  

     Dylan Hausthor  

Michaela Stone

Mike Gorman

Meghan Brady

Bethany Engstrom  

Vaishu Ilankamban

Karen MacDonald

Heather Lyon

Ben Potter 

Johanna Moore  


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