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:

Artist-in-Residence – Artists from around the country living and working at the A&H for a three, six or nine week residency.
AiR Applications will open again in July.

Artists-in-Action – Studio space for Central Florida artists
AiA Applications will open again in June.

Artist Critique & Conversation – Free quarterly reviews by seasoned art professionals

***Call to fiber artists for March 14, 2018 Critique***
Free portfolio review by an established leader in fiber arts as a part of the A&H’s Art31 Artist Critique & Conversation. 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.