APPLICATIONS LIVE! 2021 EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCIES
OrganizationFranconia Sculpture Park · Shafer · MN
DeadlineSunday, November 15, 2020 · 18 days left
LinksLearn More Apply
Show Address29836 St Croix Trail N, Shafer, MN 55074
Entry Fee: $25; Alumni $15
Type: Emerging Artist Residency
Categories: sculpture, land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, socially engaged art, multidisciplinary art, installation, and/or performance.
Location: Shafer, Minnesota
When: April 7 – June 4, 2021; June 16 – Aug 20, 2021; Sept 8 – Nov 20, 2021
Total Emerging Artist Selected: 15
Notifications: Emailed by mid-December.
Located 45 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, the traditional lands of the Wahpekute people, Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) operates a 43-acre outdoor museum, an artist-in-residence work-exchange program, robust public programming, and expansive educational initiatives.
Franconia’s 2021 theme is Authority, Visibility, and Public Space. Priority will be given to applicants who are encouraged to interpret this theme with regard to their project proposals.
EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY
For 25 years, Franconia Sculpture Park has upheld a long-running work exchange model that equally cares for artists and organizational sustainability. While offering professional support and growth to emerging artists, reciprocally, the 43-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of Emerging Artist Residents. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support nearly 1000 artists to date. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, are invited to apply and the application is open to local, national, and internationally based artists.
Emerging Artist Residents have the opportunity to develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from Fellowship artists-in-residence, receive production support from site managers upon request and pending availability; receive valuable professional development opportunities such as access to visiting curators; studio visits, field trips; public talks; workshops; and the potential to revisit Franconia as an alumni member. Selected Emerging Artists are invited to create a work of art to be included in the rotating outdoor exhibition at Franconia Sculpture Park for at least eight months. Residencies last between two to three months dependent on schedule. More about the Emerging Artist Residency at franconia.org/project/emerging-artist-program/.
Emerging Artist Scholarships are available, dependent on funding.
Asuka Hisa (Los Angeles) director of education and engagement, Institute for Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Alex Priest (Chicago) independent curator; Risa Puleo (Chicago) curator and Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University; Joan Vordebruggen (Minneapolis) director of Hennepin Theatre District Engagement for Hennepin Theatre Trust. Panelist bios here.