The Monhegan Artists’ Residency has opened the application period for summer 2019 grants on Monhegan Island. The program provides studio space, comfortable living quarters, a modest stipend and time for visual artists to reflect on, experiment or develop their art and ideas, while living in an artistically historic and beautiful location.

The application period runs through March 17 and is open to all artists with significant ties to the state. There will be two five-week grants, one in June and another in September; as well as a two-week grant in July designed for artist-teachers (grades K-12) who work in Maine.

Jurors for 2019 applications are photographer Margo Halverson, chairman of the graphic design program of the Maine College of Art; Portland painter and art instructor John Knight; and Rockland-based artist and arts administrator Leith MacDonald of the Farnsworth's Wyeth Study Center.

Artists in all visual media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital, video or other new media are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15. For further information on the application process and past recipients, visit and link to Submittable, an online submission service.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or