Young Artist Residency Program

  • December 14, 2017


Young Artist Residency Program

Schedule: June 16 to September 2, 2018

Benefits: Credit, stipend, and performance opportunity

To Apply: Please send résumé, portrait photo, and letter of recommendation to

Organization:  A unique summer retreat dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of our natural environment, Bearnstow lies on sixty-five acres of pristine woodland, with twelve rustic buildings, most nearly a century old, nestled along the 2,400 feet of rocky shoreline on Parker Pond. Weeklong workshops are offered for youth and adults that explore the natural world through the lens of creative arts and sciences. Taught by an international faculty, the summer 2014 season includes workshops in movement and performance and a week devoted to natural sciences. Day camp sessions for children of school age are offered for two weeks in July.

Intern Position: 

Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program ( is a summer intensive of excellent dance and dance instruction. The program includes full participation in all workshop classes (8 weeks of workshops, 25 hours weekly), instruction and mentoring by an international staff of professional dancers and choreographers, participation in weekly informal showings, and a presentation of the participant’s own work in a final concert at the end. As they take each workshop with fellow undergraduate and graduate students, many of whom are already accomplished dancers, the Artist Residents gain invaluable insight into the aesthetic of each instructor. They create dances together out of that experience and gradually evolve into a close-knit company of dancers by the end of the summer. The product of their summer-long creative work culminates in a formally mounted concert in the final week of the season.

In return, the residents assist in food preparation and camp facility maintenance throughout the summer, which gives Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can “put their hand to anything.” In addition to these duties, our young Artist Residents have choreographed their own works, designed programs and promotional material, conducted research, devised exotic recipes and served incredible meals, composed sound scores, created dance videos, and have gone on to perform together in other venues.

 Qualifications: Our young artist residents have varied from college freshmen to nature lovers to professional dancers seeking renewal. The best qualification is the desire to dance, the openness to think creatively, and the willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues.


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Ruth Grauert

84 Bearnstow Road
Mount Vernon  ME  04352