Press Release

Land trust and family foundation announce Artist in Residence Program

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Georges River Land Trust and the K2 Family Foundation announced a new partnership to offer an artist-in-residence program to begin next summer. The program offers professional visual artists, performing artists and writers the opportunity to pursue their artistic disciplines while being inspired by the Georges River watershed’s landscapes.

“The K2 Family Foundation has sponsored an artist-in-residence program in Vermont for the last 6 years,” said Margot Kelley, a trustee at the foundation. “We are thrilled to help bring this opportunity for artistic creativity here to the midcoast, especially because it reinforces the connection between art and conservation of our beautiful landscapes.”

During the residency, the artist will have access to many of the Land Trust’s holdings as a resource for creating new site-inspired or site-specific work. Artists are asked to make themselves available to the public during their residency in a variety of ways.  Depending upon the artist’s medium, such visitor contact might include a guided walk, workshop, hands-on participation in a project, etc. Formal public presentations will consolidate the artist’s relation to the community and celebrate the efforts being undertaken by both the artist and the Land Trust. Documentation of the project will memorialize the artist’s experience.

The application period for the artist-in-residence program runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 1. Information on the program and an application form are available at www.k2ff.org or www.grlt.org/air.

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