2024 Maine Agricultural Mediation Program Calendar
Call For Artists:
The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) invites Maine-based artists to submit works for next year’s annual calendar on or before May 20, 2023. Anything received after this annual deadline date will be considered for next year’s calendar (rolling submission). Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process for resolving disputes where a neutral intermediary helps conflicting parties have a conversation.1 Our mediation program offers conflict resolution support to the wide array of agricultural communities across Maine and is a service of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The theme of the 2024 calendar is an appreciation of nurturing the land, growing food, and fishing loosely defined as “farming and tending to the land and sea throughout the seasons.”
2024 Art Submission Guidelines
- We invite multiple mediums (except photography).
- Scanned high-quality images of 300 dpi2 or greater. Please, no photographs of artwork.
- 2:1 aspect ratio = final printed image will be 4 inches high by 8 inches wide.
- Artwork must be in a file size no larger than 25 MB and submitted via our program e-mail* email@example.com.
- *Submissions must include the artist’s name, the title of work, and a description of the medium, and can also include a brief statement about the story of the piece.
- Artists’ submissions are limited to two (2) entries that are the artist’s original work and idea.
- MAMP has the right to use submitted artwork on the calendar but must ask permission from the artist to use submitted artwork in any other projects.
- Each artist selected for the calendar will receive up to three free copies of the calendar.
- There is no other award for participation except for the potential use of submitted work in the 2024 calendar.
— MAMP reserves the right to not accept submissions that do not meet technical requirements. —
- Definition of Mediation adapted from Beer, Jennifer E., and Caroline Packard. The Mediator’s Handbook, 4th ed., New Society Publishers, 2019.
- Dots Per Inch (DPI)
The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) released its 2023 wall calendar in late Fall of 2022, featuring original artwork by Maine-based artists. MAMP is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Mediation Program and is managed locally by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
The 2023 calendar, which features a farm and food system-inspired image each month, has a wire binding and measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Copies can be purchased on UMaine Extension’s Store website for $6.50, which includes shipping.
MAMP supports farmers and families in discussions surrounding priorities, goals, and decision-making as it relates to changes in the future of the farm, immediate markets, and relationships with lenders. Mediation is voluntary and confidential. It can help resolve conflict around topics that include agricultural loans, conservation programs, wetland determinations, pesticides, family farm transition, lease issues, neighbor disputes, and worker/employer disagreements.
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