waterfront south artist residency
The Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum was founded in 2008 to transform an 1893 historic church into a local maritime history museum and home for the Urban BoatWorks program, a vibrant craft program that now serves over 100 students per week. With the successful opening of the museum in 2016, we are expanding our creative reach by renovating the former church rectory to create the Waterfront South Artist Residency in partnership with Camden FireWorks. In exchange for free living and studio space, four artists will provide eight hours of work on projects to improve the Waterfront South neighborhood. Public projects could include murals, park sculptures, street furniture, signage, art exhibitions and demonstrations, and mentoring local artists. We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Given the historic nature of our sites, we are not yet equipped to provide access for wheelchairs at the residency or artist studios. Camden’s Waterfront South is a creative urban environment with a rapidly emerging arts district. In addition to the partners offering this residency, the neighborhood features two writer's houses, a 99-seat theatre, outdoor poetry venues and a host of creative opportunities in a community in transition.
If you are interested in participating, CSMM will post applications and their deadlines www.artistcommunities.org. Feel free to contact for additional information.