Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

General information

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists established in 1946, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction and growth.

Neither a school in the traditional sense nor a retreat, Skowhegan draws its vitality from the community created through the talent and energy of the Participants and the distinguished Faculty of Resident and Visiting Artists who provide support and critical assistance for them. Founded by artists, and still governed by artists for artists, the program provides an atmosphere in which Participants are encouraged to work and explore free of the expectations of the marketplace and academia.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

more than 20

Grants available

Fellowships toward tuition, room, and board are available to those who provide evidence of financial need. Skowhegan cannot provide assistance for other living expenses or materials. If you are requesting financial assistance please remember that tuition represents a fraction of the actual cost of a residency. Take time to consider seriously your real needs and ability to contribute toward your tuition and fees so that Skowhegan can assist as many people as possible. Financial status is not a consideration in the admissions process. Financial need should not deter artists from applying for admission.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Supplies
  • Other


Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Library
  • Computer
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
  • Metal Working Tools
Number of studios

more than 20

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Room

Wheelchair accessible studios and accomodation.

Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • Lectures
Contact information

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
136 West 22nd Street
10011 New York
United States of America

Phone: 0012125290505
Fax: 001.212.473.1342

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