Antique Boat Museum Builder in Residence (BIR) Program

The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) is excited to announce the next cycle of its Builder in Residence (BIR) Program. The program invites one craftsperson per year to work within the Museum Boatyard and attracts both emerging and established artisans looking for an opportunity to engage in a period of intense productivity. In addition to developing a body of work during their residency, the invited craftsperson will contribute to the community of ABM. The BIR program is designed to enhance the educational experience of the builder, visitors, and staff alike.

To read the full program description and application requirements, click here.

Builders and proposals will be selected by ABM staff through an application process. Please submit all application materials to Michael Gorman, Master Boatwright, at

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications will begin to be accepted February 1, 2024
  • Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024