Bob Barancik, an internationally recognized video producer and artist, founded Studio in 2004 with the help of his wife, Amy Blake, and close friends.
Located on Long Island, Maine, Studio offers a natural environment for highly creative individuals from diverse backgrounds. Here, you will have the opportunity to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and reconnect with nature, your personal creativity, and other innovative people.
Participants at Studio include new media artists and filmmakers, activists, writers, journalists, scholars, mathematicians, architects, landscape architects, planners, policymakers, bankers and venture capitalists, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, executives, clergy, composers, choreographers, musicians, and others who wish to be inspired.
Studio offers professionals over the age of 40 the space to link their youthful idealism with decades of hard-won life skills, competencies, and experience. The focus is on purposeful activity. It is a place of art in the largest sense of the word — giving form to our deepest feelings and dreams.
- Octagon Table Dialogues. A series of discussions that explore the many sides of important cultural issues. Held in the Octagon Space at the octagon table, participants engage in debate and the exchange and development of ideas. These problem-solving conversations are either private or semi-public forums depending on the program.
- Creative Sojourns. Each summer, Bob and Amy open their private studios to friends, friends-of-friends, and an occasional new acquaintance. These creative sojourns may last from one to four days. They can be very "product oriented" or contemplative and experimental. There are no rental fees or strings attached. All "CreativeShare Sojourners" pay for their own travel expenses, food, and lodging. There are no stipends, grants, or honorariums.
- Guided Tours. Throughout the summer and fall, there are guided tours of the beautiful Studio. All participants in the Innovators Institute are encouraged to visit the studios and view the extraordinary rock ledge from the Japanese-style summer space.