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You found it! The place on our website where you can find information about opportunities for artists, curators, community organizers, volunteers, designers, and people who don't think of themselves as any of the above. Check back often and get involved.

The opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and each has it's own form that details the requirements specific to it. If you still have questions after reading through the information provided write us at info@space538.org

CALLS CURRENTLY OPEN...

 


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPACE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM through march 15th

The SPACE residency program provides a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career artists seeking support for their practice. Visual artists, filmmakers, writers, collaborative groups and curators who are not currently enrolled in an academic program and live outside of Maine are eligible to apply. A civically and socially engaged arts organization, SPACE strongly encourages artists who understand themselves as being outside the privilege of hetero-normative, white, male-centered identity to apply. Preference will be given to artists whose practices engage with contemporary issues and socially relevant concepts.

During the summer and fall of 2017, five artists will be selected for residencies lasting between two to four weeks, depending on the amount of time each project necessitates. Each resident is offered housing and 24-hour access to a private studio space. Additionally, each artist will be awarded a $500 stipend. Other resources such as projectors, a/v equipment, hardware and tools are made available upon request. Residents are also granted free access to all SPACE programs (films, concerts, community forums etc.) during their stay.

For more information, including details on how to apply, please click here.


CALLING ALL WOMEN, WIMMEN, WOMIN AND WOMYN! SPACE GALLERY WANTS YOUR WOMEN'S MARCH FLAGS

SPACE Gallery is accepting donations of flags and banners from women's marches that took place on January 21, 2017. They will be included in an upcoming exhibition that celebrates the inimitable magic of women everywhere. We want flags and banners of all sizes, shapes, colors and creed. Don't have one ready? Make one! Brought a cardboard sign? Turn it into a banner! Please mail or dop off all ephemera through April 1, 2017 to:

SPACE Gallery

Attn: Visual Arts

538 Congress St

Portland, ME 04101

If you would like us to return your flag or banner after the exhibition closes, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your package. All unclaimed flags and banners will be donated to the Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House. For more details or questions, please email Visual Arts Programmer, Elizabeth Spavento: Elizabeth@space538.org.


 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are an integral part of SPACE. Volunteering can take many forms: gallery sitting, staffing the door at events, prepping exhibition spaces, or making pancakes in the park. Volunteering at SPACE is a great way to meet people and engage with your local art community.

Our aim is to make the volunteer experience a win-win-win situation. We want to match volunteers with opportunities that engage their interests. We work with volunteers based on availability and desired time commitment. Some folks volunteer once a week, others volunteer once a year.


 

You can find information about and submit to any ongoing performance + special event open calls right here.

We have an ongoing, generic call for exhibition submissions. Guidelines can be found here.

SPACE is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas.

Gallery hours:
Wed. through Sat., 12 - 6 PM
or by chance or appointment

538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101

 

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