DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM
Thank you for considering attendance to the Medomak Arts Summer Institute (MASI)! Please read the following overview before starting your application.
APPLICATION PROCESS: The application process for MASI is online and will consist of you first filling out the application below and then emailing us photos of at least one sample of your creative work. Once you have submitted your application you will receive (usually within 24 hours) and email requesting the samples be sent back to us by email--there are also some basic formatting guidelines we will send you. The application deadline for MASI 2015 is April 15--please make sure you get your application and sample submission to us before that date (please leave enough time for us to receive your photos separately).
APPLICATION RESPONSE: We will make decisions on admittance by May 1, then we will request a one time $100 educational fee that will reserve your place (that's it! $100 for a one-week intensive). Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like a sliding scale for this fee based on economic need. If we do not receive payment by May 15 your space in the institute may be given to another student.
We look forward to viewing your materials, and please do not hesitate to contact us at medomakarts [at] gmail.com with any question you may have about MASI or the application process. Good luck!
Holly Berry and Scott Byrd, MASI Co-Directors
MASI 2015 Theme: Creativity and the Coastal Climate
Creative and expressive works of art, both representational and abstract, have often been inspired and informed through observation of and interaction with nature and the environment. Maine’s mid-coast region is one of the most beautiful and dynamic ecological systems in the country. However, the shifting global climate challenges the relationship between the people who live, work, and play along the coast and the ecosystem that provides and sustains those activities. Like many social and environmental problems this struggle for balance - where the needs of society can be met without negatively impacting the environment - represents both a challenge and an opportunity to imagine how the world might be different. The 2015 Medomak Arts Summer Institute hopes to illuminate this struggle during our one-week summer intensive. Students will immerse themselves in the natural, cultural, and historical beauty of the midcoast region and discover how this experience and the issues introduced inspires and fuels their creative work.