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Lanesboro Residency Program

Lanesboro Residency Program, Cornucopia Art Center, Lansboro, MN. Nestled in the valley of southeast MN's Root River, in a small town with a unique atmosphere that is part European hamlet, part tourist destination and part farm town, 2 hours south of the Twin Cities. 2-4 week residencies for sculptors, painters, poets, writers, and other emerging artists who reside in the US. Stipend, living and studio space provided.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, (612) 871-1326. 3 residencies for emerging printmakers from MN, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation.

Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park, 29815 Unity Ave., Shafer, MN 55074 (651) 465-3701. 16 acres in the St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis. Open to established and emerging sculptors. 20 artists per year invited to create site-specific outdoor work. Residency and stipend.

Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program

Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro Residency Program, PO Box 152, Lansboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2446. 1 month residency.

Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, Artist Fellowship Program

Blacklock Nature Sanctuary, Artist Fellowship Program, PO Box 426, Moose Lake, MN 55767-0426. Situated on over 440 acres of land, including coniferous and deciduous forests, one half mile of lakeshore on Little Moose Lake, beaver ponds, a heron rookery and a rich assortment of wildflowers and wildlife. The residence is a fully furnished two bedroom house with work station in the living room, fireplace, modern kitchen, bath and laundry. Two additional studio spaces and use of the land for temporary site-specific work are available. Open to Minnesota residents over age 18 who are emerging artists

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley, MN 55432 (763) 574-1850. Community arts center in an 1847 inn on the National Registry of Historic Sites. Has one writer and one visual artist in residence for a 12 month term beginning in September. Opportunities to teach and mentor, give exhibitions or readings, small stipend.

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066 (651) 388-2009. Residencies of 2 weeks to one month from May to October. Room, workspace, and baord provided. Residents must provide community service (e.g., talk, lecture, reading, performance, teacher training or workshop). In addition to residencies, the center is home to The Environmental Learning Center, Tower View Alternative HS and the Institute of Archeology. Open to those working in anthropology, archeology, biology, botany, children's literature, drama, fiction, geology, history, music composition, nonfiction, painting, photography, poetry, sccreenwriting, and sculpture

Artist at Pine Needles

Artist at Pine Needles, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, 16910 152nd St. N., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 (651) 433-5953. Located on a heavily-wooded, 20-acre site along the St. Croix River. Accomodations in rustic cabin built prior to WWI. Residencies of 2 to 4 weeks in Spring and Summer. Open to writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Artists asked to participate in a community outreach project (school visit, demonstration, workshop, reading, etc.) and contribute one artwork.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Artist-in-Residence Program

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Artist-in-Residence Program, 1064 Race St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 454-7000. 4 artists at a time; 2 years.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in-Residence Program

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in-Residence Program, 9922 Front St., Empire, MI 49630-9797 (231) 326-5134. The massive dune which gives this park its name towers as high as 460 feet above Lake Michigan. Parkland also encompasses lakes, birch-lined streams, and rugged bluffs. Choice of accomodations in campsite or park headquarters; 2 3-week time blocks available. Moderate reimbursement for mileage and out-of-pocket costs; artist is asked to contribute one original work and to give one public program (demo, reading, slide talk, etc.) and must be willing to interact with the public while working in public spaces. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, writers, composers.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, AIR Program

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, AIR Program, PO Box 40, Munsing, MI 49862 (906) 387-2607. Artists live and work in the national park. Located along the shores of Lake Superior, multi-colored sandstone cliffs have been carved by the lake into towers, covers, and arches. Parkland also encompasses beaches, dunes, inland lakes, and forests. Choice of accomodations from campsites to cabin to a former Coast Guard empoyee residence.1 residency per year of 4 weeks. Open to 2D visual artists and photographers.

Pewabic Pottery, AIR Program

Pewabic Pottery, AIR Program, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214 (313) 822-0954. 6 month, 1 year, or 2 year residency includes studio, stipend, health insurance, materials; open to emerging ceramicists making functional pottery and/or architectural tile; artists must work at the Pottery 16 hours per week (may include teaching, design work or production); artists must make own housing arrangements.

Ox-Bow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ox-Bow, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S. Wabash, Room 35, Chicago, IL 60603. (800) 318-3019 or (616) 857-5811. Residency program in Saugatuck, Michigan. Residencies of 1 week; fees charged. Studios for papermaking, glassblowing, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture.

Lakeside Studio

Lakeside Studio, 15486 Red Arrow Highway, Lakeside, MI 49116 (616) 469-1377. Residencies of up to 3 mos. include studio space and housing. Mostly supports ceramic artists, by facilities can also accomodate painting. Wheels, kilns (electric and gas), salt firing, clay mixing, and a glaze room are provided. There is a gallery show at the end of the residency. Fees charged.

Isle Royale National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program

Isle Royale National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 800 E. Lakeshore Dr., Houghton, MI 49931 (906) 487-7152. Operates mid-June to mid-Sept. 5 residencies of 2-3 weeks. Island wilderness in Lake Superior; artists housed in shared rustic cabin (pit toilet, no electricity or running water). Artists must purchase food for entire stay in advance; canoe provided for transportation; ability to reside in a wilderness environment and to relate and interpret the park through art work are criteria for selection. Open to 2D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers.

Hiawatha National Forest, Artist*Forest*Community Program

Hiawatha National Forest, Artist*Forest*Community Program, 400 E. Munising Ave., Munising, MI 49862 (906) 387-2512 ext 25. Two week residencies. The National Forest has rugged cliffs, expansive beaches, inland lakes, and a vast wilderness area. Each artist must give a public presentation/workshop. Artists housed in cabins, cottages, or camps, some primitive. 1 artist hosted per quarter. Open to Michigan residents only.

Alden B. Dow Creativity Center

Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Northwood University, 3225 Cook Road, Midland MI 48640 (517) 837-4478. Four 10-week fellowships annually for innovative project ideas. 'Some past residents created new math curricula, re-thought residential health-care facilities, looked into the politics of the art world, and started creative-writing programs for prisoners.' Stipends paid. Annual deadline Dec. 31, with notification by April 1.

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47146 (812) 923-8602. 1 week to 3 months; up to 6 writers and visual artists at a time; residents pay what they can afford; 400 acre wildlife refuge located 15 min. north of Louisville, KY in southern Indiana.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, AIR Program

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, AIR Program, 1100 N. Mineral Springs, Porter, IN 46304 (219) 926-7561 x 225. Residencies of 2-4 weeks in houses or campsites from June to September. Artists asked to donate art to park and to interact with interested patrons and staff. Dunes rise 200 ft. above the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Beach, marsh and prairie.

Art Barn

Art Barn, 695 N. 400 East, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Three Arts Club of Chicago

Three Arts Club of Chicago, 1300 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 944-6250. Non-profit residential artist community and public art center.

Studios Midwest

Studios Midwest, PO Box 291, Galesburg, IL 61402 (309) 344-1177. 8 week summer residencies for 4-6 artists from June through August; free housing and studio space; opportunities for informal community interaction and one group exhibit. Artists must supply their own transportation, equipment, food.

Ragdale Foundation

Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045 (847) 234-1063. Studios on the historic Howard Van Doren Shaw family estate, listed on the Register of Historic Places. Residencies for 2 weeks to 2 months; fees charged, some scholarships; dinners served 6 nights/week, residents make all other meals from food provided.

Prairie Center of the Arts

Prairie Center of the Arts, 1412 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 673-5589. Housed in a century-old warehouse listed on the National Historic Register formerly a rope manufacturer. Near the Illinois River, 3 hours from Chicago and St. Louis. Housing and meals not provided; artists are given a stipend to cover those costs. Artists are expected to participate in public programs and studio tours, and to donate a piece of artwork.

Ox-Bow Workshop for the Arts

Ox-Bow Workshop for the Arts, Academic Administration, 37 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 49453 (312) 899-7455. 110 acres of wooded dunes, between the Kalamazoo River and the Ox-Bow Lagoon, in Saugatuck, MI; housing in a pre-Civil War Inn or cabin; fees charged; residencies of 1 week

Illinois Arts Council

Illinois Arts Council, State of Illinois Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601. Open to out of state artists; monthly stipend, studio space, and supplies

Fields Project

Fields Project, c/o Betty Adams, 124 1/2 Fourth St., Oregon, IL 61061 (815) 732-9945. Open to painters, photographers, sculptors and earth-work artists. Artists live with host families and experience rural life while creating work inspired by the land. Earth-work artists will be assigned 10-20 acres on the prairie to be cut/mowed and viewed primarily by air. Fees charged.

Blue Sky Project

Blue Sky Project, PO Box 575, Woodstock, IL 60098 (847) 287-6702. Artists work collaboratively with teams of 6-8 teens (aged 14-19) for 8 weeks (M-Th) over the summers at McHenry County College, 60 miles from downtown Chicago. Housing, stipend, and project budget provided; use of campus art and computer facilities. Projects should 'use the contemporary art-making process to develop self-awareness, leadership, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in youth' while giving resident artists a forum 'to extend their own exploration and studio practice in a unique collaborative setting with young people.' Projects culminate in a final public exhibition or performance. Projects can include visual arts, sound installations, folklore, photography, land art, more.

Anchor Graphics

Anchor Graphics, 119 W. Hubbard St., #5-W, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 595-9598. 4-6 artists a year awarded 2 week residencies. Open to artists proficient in printmaking who want an uninterrupted block of time to develop a body of print-based work. Residents expected to interact with visitors and students.

A Studio in the Woods

A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Rd., New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 392-5359. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the last remaining wetland forest within the city limits of New Orleans. All buildings made using recycled materials and with environmental sensitivity. Seeks to support artists whose work reveals the oneness and interdependence of all life. Residencies of 3-4 weeks for 1 artist at a time; residents housed on the ground floor of the founder's rustic home; some meals provided. Fees charged. One public presentation is required during the residency.

Louisiana Artists' Guild/Arts Council of New Orleans

Louisiana Artists' Guild/Arts Council of New Orleans, 225 Baronne St., Suite 1712, New Orleans, LA 70112-1712 (504) 523-1465. Housing and individual studios; shared facilities for glass, ceramics, metalworking and printmaking also available

Sustainable Arts Society at Blue Ridge
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Sustainable Arts Society at Blue Ridge, PO Box 1, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Located on a restored 1885 historic farmstead on 16 acres along the banks of the Toccoa River in the rural, pristine setting of the Appalachian Mtns. of North Georgia, approximately 90 miles from Atlanta. Open to US and international artists over 21 at all stages of their careers, working in a variety of media. Artists must have a passionate commitment to their art form and respect for living sustainably among others and the natural world. 2 to 6 residents at a time, depending on the season. Fees charged. Includes room and board, shared internet, access to hiking, fishing, canoeing, bicycling, gardening.

Nexus Press Residency Program

Nexus Press Residency Program, 535 Means St., Atlanta, GA 30318 (404)688-1970. Honorarium and production budget, travel expenses, artist's apartment on premises, for 2 weeks to 2 months to create an artists book with full staff assistance.

Lillian E. Smith Center for the Creative Arts

Lillian E. Smith Center for the Creative Arts, 710 Waverly Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32313 (850) 385-5763 or during the summer, PO Box 467, Clayton, GA 30525 (706) 782-7846. Located on 120 acres of woodland forest in the NE corner of the state, on Screamer Mountain near the Chattooga River. Residencies of 1-3 weeks; fees charged; housing provided; residents responsible for own meals.


Hambidge, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568 (706) 746-5718. 600 acres of unspoiled, wooded land in a mountain valley with several creeks and waterfalls in NE Georgia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 8 cottage/studios; dinners provided on week days, artists purchase own food and prepare all other meals; residencies of 2weeks average (although up to 2 mos. allowed); fees charged, limited scholarships available.

The Seaside Institute
http://www.The Seaside Institute, Escape to Create, PO Box 4730, Seasi...

The Seaside Institute, Escape to Create, PO Box 4730, Seaside Branch, 30 Smolian Cr., Second Floor, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 231-2421. Open to emerging artists (visual artists, musicians, and writers) whose proposed residency project represents a potential breakthrough in his or her career. Month-long residency during January; work space and accomodations provided.

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 377-1144. For emerging professional visual artists between the ages of 19 and 39; Career Advancement of Visual Artists (CAVA) Fellowship Program; 3 artists in residence for 4 mos.; transportation, housing, funds for art supplies, stipend of $1,000/mo.; residencies may be renewed annually for up to 3 years

The Jack Kerouac Project

The Jack Kerouac Project, 717 W. Smith St., Orlando, FL 32804. Writer-in-Residence Program at Kerouac's historic Florida home where he wrote The Dharma Bums and where he resided when On the Road was published; 4 residencies per year; writers live rent and utility free for 3 month periods; daily food stipend.

The Hermitage Artists Retreat

The Hermitage Artists Retreat, 6650 Manasota Key Rd., Englewood, FL 34223 (941) 475-2098. Located on a restored 8-acre 1907 homestead directly between the Gulf of Mexico and Englewood Bay featuring a seemingly endless beach for walking. Open by invitation only, to mid-career and later artists and scholars who are supporting themselves through their art. Housing and meals provided; artists requested to give 2 services to the community (class, workshop, lecture, open studio, performance, reading, etc.).

Everglades National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program

Everglades National Park, Artist-in-Residence Program, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. (305) 242-7750. Residencies of 2-4 weeks for 6 residents per year.

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (800) 393-6975 or (904) 427-6975. Work with rotating Master Artists in residence, 3 weeks, fees charged; each Master Artist selects 8 participants in their artistic discipline.

Art Center/South Florida

FLORIDA Art Center/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Rd., Suite 205, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 674-8278. 45 artists studios located in the heart of South Beach; length of residency is 3 yrs.; gallery. Fees charged. Not a residency program per se, since housing and meals are not included.

Hot Springs National Park, Artist in Residence Program

Hot Springs National Park, Artist in Residence Program, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, 101 Reserve St., Hot Springs, AR 71901 (501) 620-6707. Residencies of 2-4 weeks each for 2-D visual artists, photographers, sculptors, craft artists, video/filmmakers, performers, writers, poets, and composers.

Buffalo National River, AIR Program

Buffalo National River, AIR Program, PO Box 1173, Harrison, AR 72601 (870) 741-5443. 4 residencies per year of up to 3 weeks during March, July, and October in the Arkansas Ozarks. The National Park encompasses 135 miles of river and three designated wilderness areas. Towering, multi-colored bluffs, pastoral fields, prehistoric and historic cultural sites. Artist asked to contribute a piece of work and/or offer a public program. Accomodations in park housing with electricity and running water; housing may be shared. Open to professional visual and performing artists, writers, video/filmmakers, and composers

Wood Turning Center

Wood Turning Center, International Turning Exchange, 501 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 199106 (215) 923-8000--8 week residency for 4 lathe artists, one scholar, one furniture maker/educator, and one photojournalist. $350 week plus transportation and housing.

Wilson College Summer Artist-in-Residency Program

Wilson College Summer Artist-in-Residency Program, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 264-4141 ext. 3305. One or two week free residences available for artists with Masters degrees in the visual or performing arts. Up to 6 artists per session. Guest artists are expected to interact with a small community of students and may lead workshops if so desired. Wilson College is a small, private liberal arts college for women, located in south central PA. Facilities include studios for drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, and dance, plus a darkroom, computer lab, and seminar rooms.

Studio for Creative Inquiry

Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Room 111, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 (412) 268-3454. One-year residency for artists working in interdisciplinary and collaborative forms that incorporate new technology, with an emphasis on artist collaboratives and collaboration with scientists. Stipend plus benefits, plus project funds. Access to multimedia labs, computing resources, sculpture studios, MIDI equipment.

Soaring Gardens

Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA. Applications to: David Ostwald, Lerman Trust, 463 West St., NYC 10014. Former country residence of artist Ora Lerman; residents live in original farmhouse, surrounded by gardens fashioned after Monet's gardens at Giverny; 40 miles from Scranton. Residencies of 2-4 weeks from June-Sept.; housekeepers and gardeners maintain facilities and grounds; residents prepare own meals; artists may apply as individuals or in groups.

The Schuylkill Center

The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19128. AIR Program with honorarium, studio, housing. Proposal should include workshop or community/student interaction with nature theme that broadens awareness. Visual artists working in 2 or 3 dimensions.

New Arts Program

New Arts Program, 173 W. Main St., PO Box 82, Kutztown, PA 19530 (610) 683-6440. Nonprofit service organization and museum. Apprenticeships, consultations, performances, exhibits.

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