The legacy of Art & History Museums – Maitland
can be found in its commitment to artists.

From its beginning in 1937, André Smith viewed The Research Studio as a place for artists to gather, collaborate, experiment and grow. That spirit is alive and well today as the A&H’s Maitland Art Center revisits its roots through a variety of programs designed to enrich the artistic community.

The A&H engages professional artists through two application-based residency programs and a quarterly professional development program:


Artists from around the country living and working at the A&H for a three, six or nine week residency. Click here to learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program.
Applications will be accepted beginning June 2018 for residencies in 2020.


Studio space for Central Florida artists.
Click here for listings of our current and past Artists-in-Action.

2018-19 Artists-in-Action (AiA) applications accepted: May 28-July 8, 2018.
DEADLINE: JULY 8, 2018 (midnight).
No early or late applications are accepted. No phone calls, please.
Click here to download the AiA application in Word  format 
Click here to download the AiA application in PDF format

Artist Critique & Conversation

Free portfolio reviews by seasoned art professionals

Click here for details on June 6, 2018 Critique

***Call to landscape artists for June 6th Critique***
Share a portfolio selection (a body of work or samples of range of works) for viewing, professional review and public discussion. To be considered, please email images of completed work, artist bio & statement, and link to artist website to This annual opportunity has benefited emerging, and established artists as they seek to raise visibility of their artwork, processes, and build connections.