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2023 Emerging Artist Residency – For MN & NYC Artists

Saturday, January 14, 2023

New York & Minnesota; USA

The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.
The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency is an ideal fit for early-career artists in need of focused time and dedicated space in an inspiring residency work environment that empowers them take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Selected emerging artists receive a $625/week artist stipend, documentation support, art-making resources, lodging & studio space, a travel honorarium, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.

Applicants will be notified by Feb. 3 as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late February following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023.

Legal residency in the State of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City.
Not enrolled in any degree-granting program from time of application through residency period.
Self-identification as an “emerging artist” with 2-10 years of generative experience in the field
An artistic practice centered in generating and creating entirely new work.

The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program is a 4-week residency-fellowship the month of August 2023. Selected artists must commit to arriving on August 1 and departing on August 30. August is the only month the program takes place.

Each artist-in-residence receives:
$625/week artist stipend
Travel honorarium ($550 for New Yorkers and $150 for Minnesotans)
$450 documentation budget (services for photography, video, audio, etc.)
Evening dinners are prepared and presented by the Anderson Center chef Monday through Friday. The chef also shops for meal items for artist residents, and residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches, and meals over the weekends. There are also housekeepers who clean and maintain the historic facilities.

Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View residence. Visual artists are provided a 15′ x 26′ studio and are responsible for supplying their own materials. Other workspaces on site include a cone 10 gas kiln and electric kilns, an open-air metalsmith facility, a dark room, and a print studio (with a Vandercook 219 letterpress and a Charles Brand-like etching press). Practice space is also available for dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Composers are provided with access to a 1904 Steinway piano and a Royale grand piano.
Residents have access to the many walking trails on campus and to the Cannon Valley Trail, which goes through the Anderson Center’s property. Bicycles are also provided. Residents have responded to many different aspects of the gorgeous Tower View campus through their work, including composers sampling natural sounds and visual artists harvesting plant materials to create site-specific natural inks.

Selection criteria include (in order of importance):
1) Artistic excellence as demonstrated by work samples, resume and artist statement
2) Potential benefit and impact on career as demonstrated by work plan and emerging artist statement
3) Balance of artistic disciplines, identity, geography, etc within selected cohort

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