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Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge Street, Suite 265
Westbrook, Maine

(207) 591-6675

The Bakery Photo Collective is a not-for-profit, self-service darkroom facilty in Westbrook, Maine.

Residency Guidelines

The Bakery Photo Collective accepts residency applications year round. Selected artists are provided with 24-hour access to darkroom facilities to work on a specific body of work. Artists are responsible for their own housing and transportation.


Residency applications are accepted year round.
We encourage artists to apply for summer residencies when the darkroom has the least traffic (Summer is also a beautiful time to be in Maine!). In your letter of intent, please list a prioritized range of possible dates you would like to visit.

There is no application form or deadline. Interested artists should submit the following materials:

  • Letter of intent, describing how you plan to use the residency and what project you will be working on and the proposed length of time you would like to stay.
  • Complete contact information, including phone number(s), mailing address, and email.
  • CV
  • Artist statement
  • 10–20 images (slides or CD) of work, preferably your most recent work or current projects
  • Website (if available)
  • SASE for return of materials (please note if materials can be discarded after review)

Application materials are reviewed by the Collective each month. We will notify you within six weeks of application. Send application materials to The Bakery Photographic Collective.


  • Visiting artists are asked to present and discuss their work during their residency. The artist may choose whether attendance is limited to Collective members or open to a broader public.
  • Visiting artists must have proficiency in printing and operating B&W, color, and digital equipment.
  • Visiting artists are asked to donate a framed print of their work to BPiC’s annual fundraising silent auction and exhibition.
  • Visiting artists need to provide their own photo paper and are required to pay for ink if using the digital printer at a reduced rate (approx. $.02/sq. in.).

If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Coordinator, James Helms.

The Bakery Photo Collective