​Mission Statement

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation provides resources for artists, engages with community and promotes the legacy of the founding artists, Joan Beauregard and John David Ellis.

​Vision Statement

The vision of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is to encourage, expand and sustain the courageous and imaginative dialogue that is fundamental to the arts. The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation celebrates the value of art to transcend cultures and engage with diverse communities. Through its programs, the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation supports the exploration of the common ground that art occupies, the way it engages people, and its ability to reveal our shared human experience.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts


The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is offering a $50,000. direct unrestricted fellowship to an American artist working in the visual arts in recognition of exceptional original work.  In addition the awardee will be granted a solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine. They will be also be invited to present one public lecture.


The only criterion is artistic excellence


Applicants must be 18 years of age or more

Applicants must have resided in the United States for at least one year prior to submission and maintain their residency during the award year.

Applicants must work in the visual arts. This includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, media  arts, social practice.

Board members, staff, and their immediate family members may not apply, nor may those artists who enjoy a personal or financial relationship that would create a conflict of interest with any staff or board member of EBF.

Application process:

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Upload a resume and 10 images and/or videos.

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts through an anonymous review process. 

Applicants will be notified by July 30, 2024 of the awardee.

Only one award will be granted annually.

Awardees may receive one fellowship award every ten years.

Please note that grant dollars are subject to taxes

The jurors for the 2024 Fellowship review are:

Tara Donovan, Artist

Denise Markonish, Chief Curator, MassMOCA

Daisy Desrosiers, The David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation Director and Chief Curator
    The Gund at Kenyon College

The Project Grant  award is open to Maine Artists only, 18 years or over who are not enrolled as a student. Artist teams are welcome to apply.
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announces project grants for Maine artists working in all genres.The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation offers five $10,000.00 grants for projects completed within the grant year 2025. We are interested in supporting bold, compelling, risk taking work in and outside of the standard exhibition venue.Successful projects value unconventional approaches to art making, critical dialogue, collaboration and new models of community interface. Applications may address a distinct chapter, aspect or component of a larger project.
Interventions, site specific installations, publications, curatorial projects, web or media based work is all welcome. Community engagement and collaboration in and outside the arts is encouraged
A narrative, 10 work samples, resume, and budget are required. Failure submit a final report will result in ineligibility for any further grants. recipients must credit the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation in all public communication. Grant dollars will be delivered by December 2024 for the grant year 2025. Grant monies are taxable. We very excited to hear about your projects and encourage you to apply. Please submit your application through submittable.com

Rui Mateus Amaral, Senior Adjunct Curator, MOCA Toronto, and Independent Curator

Sarah Montross, Art & Exhibitions, Chief Curator, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum/The Trustees.

Submission Requirements
Applicants will need to submit a narrative proposing their project, how they will bring it to the public and approximate assignation of funds. Additionally we require ten work samples and a resume. Applications will open June 1, 2024 and close August 1, 2024

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