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Rolling Acres Farm as seen from the lake
International Visual Arts resident Thu Vu, playing with drawings and light
Resident Gardener Rachel Alexandrou, growing food for the residents
Performance Arts resident Heather Lyon creating in the lake
Visual Arts resident Michel Droge during Open Studio Day

Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm

Emerging Program member

The Fiore Art Center
The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.

The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.

2019 Residencies
In 2019, during July, August and September, we will be offering a total of nine residency positions: six visual art residencies, one poetry residency, one performing/interdisciplinary arts residency and one academic writing residency. One of our visual arts residency placements is for an out-of-state artist, one for an international artist, and one for a Native American artist living in Maine. In addition, there is a five-month seasonal position for a resident gardener.

Please visit this page on our website to see more information about each residency and link to the online application:
https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/artist-residencies-2/

Support
There are no residency fees, but the artist is responsible for all travel costs to and from the residency, and for all art material costs. The residents will have three shared dinners a month which will be attended by the residency directors and one or more guests from the art/creative/farming community (two dinners will be prepared by a local chef, one will be a potluck.) Beyond these shared dinners, residents will be responsible for all their own meals. Residents will receive a $1000 stipend per month, and can eat freely from the kitchen garden on site.

Application process
All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.
Visual arts residency: One of our visual arts residency placements is for an out-of-state artist, one for an international artist, and one for a Native American artist living in Maine. The remaining three positions are open to any artists living in Maine.
Literary arts residency (poetry, for 2019): Open to poets living in Maine.
Performing/interdisciplinary arts residency: Open to artists living in Maine.
Academic writing residency: Open to applicants from New England.

There is an application fee of $15 for non-Maine Farmland Trust Members, and no fee for Maine Farmland Trust Members.

Please visit this page on our website to see more information about each residency and link to the online application:
https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/artist-residencies-2/

Location

Jefferson, Maine: United States

Rolling Acres Farm is a breathtaking, 130-acre farm property located on Damariscotta Lake in the town of Jefferson. The setting is remote and peaceful, but not far from the lively and picturesque village of Damariscotta. Behind the farmhouse and connected barn, an old dirt road curves down to the lake, through open rolling fields frequently visited by wildlife – a perfect setting for contemplation and retreat. For more information please visit https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/jaf-art-center/

Contact Information

97 Main Street
Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo
Belfast, Maine 04915
United States