Applications are now open for the 2024 Greenhorns Residency!

Do you want to spend time this year at the Greenhorns campus in Downeast Maine? We invite you to apply to the Greenhorns Residency.

We are now accepting applications for the 2024 season of the Greenhorns residency: designed to bring creative people to Downeast Maine. We will accept applications on a rolling basis, until all spots are filled. Apply by May 30 for priority consideration. 

Read more about our residency in general on this page, and about this year's application process at the link just below.

Read the details here.

Apply here.

We look forward to welcoming you.

We are pleased to welcome the 2024 cohort of Greenhorns Artists in Residence to Pembroke. Visit our Events page for opportunities to engage with these artists and their creative work. More artists and events to be confirmed.

Brian Dewan (returning)
Song, illustration, electronica

Natasha Mayers and Artist Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) (returning) 

Rosy Keyser (returning)
Whales, Alewives, Exploding cornucopia

Finn Smith (returning)

Mary Welcome 
Cultural mapping and digital landscape 

Liz Fullerton

Elise McMahon 
Upcycling, textiles and furniture

Walter Sharon

Patrick Kiley

Nicole Lavelle
Archival research, graphic arts

Greenhorns Residency

A Creative Residency in Downeast Maine

The Residency:
Join us in Downeast Maine for a creative residency program at the Greenhorns campus. The Greenhorns Residency intends to create a hospitable, resilient culture alongside those pursuing agriculture and land-based livelihoods; we want it to be fun, intersectional, and of benefit to the land we call home.

This is a place for practicing out loud the land use changes that we wish to see in the world. We are interested in action research, and social cultures that orient our work in healing land. Projects and possibilities are emergent: perhaps you are excited to experiment with micro-hydro power, to plant elm trees on campus, to envision a pop-up farm shop that creates more local wealth through the value-added processing of abundant natural resources, or perhaps you are looking to engage in creative restoration of the degraded former gravel mines.

We have programmed the 2024 season, but we are always interested in hearing from people who seek to work in our context. Be in touch!

Who We Seek:
We are looking for creative thought partners. We invite artists, activists, bankers, writers, theater-makers, ecological restorationists, conservationists, agrarian researchers, ethno-botanists, scholars of the commons, entrepreneurs, environmental justice workers, social workers, mothers, etc.

It is for anyone who wants to come to this beautiful place and yield to the directives it presents — through the sentience that arises from relationally and in being accountable to this living system of Cobscook Bay.

What We Offer:
Food and lodging are included in the residency cost, and we do not have a budget for resident stipends at this time. Residents receive housing, studio space, access to kitchen, facilities, and farm-fresh vegetables from the garden, plus an amazing research library. You will stay in one of the buildings on our campus — either the airstream, the Grey Lodge, or one of the river houses, Fox or Elver. The minimum stay is 1 week, the maximum stay is 1 month.

Sites and Spaces:

  1. Pennamaquan site | Two 1800’s historic houses looking out onto the river, one with kitchen and shower and the other only with bedrooms; heated wood shop with many many woodworking tools; Mushroom Lab; Large Barn; 1 mile of river frontage; trails network; massive spring run of Alewives
  2. Reversing Hall | 1896 Odd Fellows hall, contains Research Library, performance and studio space, art materials, projector and upstairs theater, large indoor working spaces, looms, spindles, quilt loom, sewing machines, collection of regalia from fraternal society; sound and other digital media tools, radio transmitter, silk screen, letterpress, bikes.
  3. Smithereen Farm home site | Organic farm and gardens with U-Pick strawberries, blueberries, and cane fruit; boulders and elfin forests on the U Pick blueberry land (perfect for building fantasy art cabins); coastal meadows and seashore access;150 acres forest and trails; back cove; timber frame outdoor kitchen; herb and seaweed drying facilities; smokehouse; composting toilet; hot shower; tipis; campsites; airstream; oxbarn; toolshed; parking.
  4. Large woodlands and trails networks | Places to collect materials for art + studio practices
  5. Two Aquaculture lease sites |  Places to research plastic alternatives, new bio-materials design, and other aquatic experiments; Kayaks and small boats are available
  6. Community Infrastructure In Pembroke for possible partnership | 3 large community halls; the oldest continuously operated county fairgrounds in the state of Maine; Gravel Mine Pits for possible restoration work. We have incredible infrastructure here for social gatherings, exhibits and large format happenings. Lets enliven these spaces! Discover Bold Coast and Tides Institute and Museum of Art are great places for beginning to learn more about the offerings of this region.