Fine Arts Council looks for resident artist

The Milford Arts Council's Firehouse Art Gallery is accepting applications for its artist in residence.

The residency was created with the intent of supporting aspiring or professional artists who are working to further establish their careers.

The Milford Arts Council’s sponsorship of individual artists is intended to provide temporary support through the provision of low cost housing and studio space as a transitional opportunity. The apartment will become available in March. The deadline for applications is Jan. 9, 2014.

The 750-square-foot residency was designed for artist's use and includes studio space within the dwelling. The one-bedroom apartment has a living/dining area, a kitchen, bath and the studio.

The grounds include off-street parking, a large terrace and a bicycle rack. The monthly cost, which includes heat, hot water and electricity, will be $700. It is anticipated that the artist in residence will be active in the maintenance and management of the gallery and workshop facility.

Applications can be downloaded from or people may contact the Milford Arts Council at 203- 878-6647 or