The Skowhegan 2012 application is now open

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.

Participant dormitories by the lake

Through its admission process Skowhegan seeks to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry. Sixty-five participants are accepted annually. An academic background in art is not required. The admissions panels consider both those who are enrolled in academic programs and artists who have been working independently.

Tuition to Skowhegan in 2012 is $5,500. All participants are expected to make a financial contribution to their experience at Skowhegan and we ask that applicants consider seriously what they are able to invest in this experience. However, fellowships are available to help offset tuition costs to those who present evidence of need. The amount of the participant contribution must be determined by each individual based on personal circumstances–some will be able to pay most or all of the tuition cost, others may be able to pay only a small amount. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process. Financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission. Applicants’ work is reviewed by panels of distinguished artists comprised of Skowhegan’s Board of Governors and the upcoming summer’s faculty. Admission is based primarily on work samples (10 images or a 5-minute video sample). Skowhegan alumni may not reapply. Applicants must be at least 21 years old before June 9th 2012.

Application deadline:  February 1, 2012
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