​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 $25,000. direct unrestricted fellowship to a Maine artist working in the visual arts in recognition of exceptional original work which adds to Maine’s renowned cultural lexicon. 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 state of Maine 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: July 1, 2020

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 December 15, 2019 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 2020 Fellowship review are:

Gennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

Kyle Dancewicz, Director of exhibitions and programs, The Sculpture Center, NY

Alison Hearst, Associate Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Artist Residency Program

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation recognizes that the arts are essential to an open, enlightened society. The residency program values innovation, experimentation and creative risk-taking in all genres, known and as yet to be discovered. We envision the residency as inclusive and diverse, prompting reflection and dialogue with other residents and the community, offering the gift of concentrated time and space in which to unveil new ideas and imagine new ways of working.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, located on the coast of Maine in Rockland, will provide four light filled studios for residencies at Lincoln Street Center, a repurposed school in the heart of Rockland, and a stipend of $1000.00 a month per resident. Sleeping area in studio is provided. Interested artists may submit applications to the Foundation by visiting our website, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation no later than midnight, August 15, 2020 to Submittable. For questions please contact Donna McNeil, Executive Director at donna@ellis-beauregardfoundation.org or 207-594-5825


Artists must be at least 18 years old and residents of the United States.

Artists of any discipline may apply

There will be 6 month, one month and two month sessions. When you apply please indicate the dates you would like to attend. 

6 month sessions

October 1 - March 31, 2021

2 month sessions

October 1 - November 31, 2020

December 1 -January 31, 2021

February 1 - March 31, 2021

1 month sessions

October 1 - October 31, 2020

November 1 - November 31, 2020

December 1 -December 31, 2020

January 1 - January 31, 2021

February 1 - February 28, 2021

March 1 - March 31, 2021

Artists are required to include a component of public engagement of their choice, for example a lecture, exhibition, performance, public art, intervention, collaboration etc.

Artists are expected to participate in events hosted by the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and to credit the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation in all social media, exhibit announcements and any other public interface during the time their residency..

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation sets up studio visits from critics, curators, artists and  museum directors during the residency sessions.


Lincoln Street Center Studios, 24 Lincoln Street, Rockland, Maine 04841. www.lscrockland.com 

is located in the lively creative community of Rockland, Maine, home to the Farnsworth Art Museum, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Steel House, Salt Stage, The Apprentice Shop, The Camden International Documentary Film Festival, Rockland Shorts film festival, North Atlantic Blues Festival, Maine Lobster festival and many galleries.


Residency Length:  six, one and two month sessions at the discretion of the juror.

Number of artists in residence at a time: 4

Sleeping room provided in studio with shared bath and kitchen.

Meals: No meals/food provided

Companions: No Spouses/partners/children or pets allowed.


Building is ADA compliant 

Keyed entry is 24 -7.

Studios are on the second floor with working elevator.

Facilities and services:

Studios are all large classroom spaces with big windows

Common room or meeting space available for residents’ use.

EBF Wing bathroom. 

EBF Wing kitchen

Smoking allowed outdoors only. 

There is a small theatre in the building with proscenium stage and raked seating. Use is negotiable.

Common area large service sink.

Wi-Fi provided.

How to apply:

Please submit application electronically to donna@ellis-beauregardfoundation.org no later than 5pm January 22, 2020. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Please include:


10, 300 dpi jpegs of your work which may include details. Images should be current, no more than 2 years old. 

Performing artists should submit work samples in currently popular, cross-platform, video formats which include mp4, mov, avi, flv, and wmv. Multiple videos may be submitted per application but their aggregate length must not exceed 2 minutes for single-project applications and 5 minutes for multi-component applications. Videos must be embedded in .pdf files with a maximum file size of 25 MB. 

Proposed public engagement project is expected to evolve during the residency, is NOT a part of the application process, but is an essential component.

Review policy and notification:

Selection into The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Studio Residence program will be based on artistic excellence. Artists working at every level, emerging through established, are equitably welcomed and reviewed. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the field and applicants will be notified by email of acceptance into residency no later than June 2020.


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