Anderson Center: August 2023 Emerging Artist Residency

The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, Minnesota invites early-career artists of any discipline living in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to apply to the organization’s Emerging Artist Residency Program for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to work on and advance their personal artistic goals and projects. Applications to participate in the five-artist cohort in August of 2023 are due at 12:00 p.m. noon CST on Monday, January 16, 2023.

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. Thanks to generous support from the Jerome Foundation, 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.

The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency is geared toward generative art making, as well as exchange across an interdisciplinary cohort. The program is well suited for vocational early-career artists in pursuit of time, space, and resources to truly commit to a project and explore new creative territories.

The Anderson Center seeks to support emerging writers and artists with an uncompromising drive to create new work at Tower View in August 2023 that demonstrates significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, and engages diverse communities. The organization also believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas between artists working across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.

Deadline
Residency Length
4 weeks - 4 weeks
Languages
English
Other
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
5
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Choreography
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Documentary
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Graphic Design
Illustration
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Only open to artists based in country the program is located
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Emerging
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to private kitchen
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Shared Studios
Performance/Presentation Facilities
Dance Studio Without Sprung Floor
Piano
Ceramics Workspace
Electric Wheels
Slab Roller
Electric Kiln
Gas Kiln
Glass Blowing Workspace
Darkroom (Black And White)
Darkroom (Color)
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Etching Press
Textiles Workspace
Fiber Arts Workspace
Washer And Dryer
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Additional Eligibility Information

The four primary eligibility guidelines for the Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency are:

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

Please visit the application form for complete details.

 

DEFINITION OF “EMERGING ARTIST”
While the Anderson Center’s general Artist Residency Program hosts artists with a wide range of talent and experience, its Emerging Artist Residency Program exclusively focuses on meeting the specific needs of artists who are in the early stages of their artistic development and career.
The Anderson Center’s goal is to support artists early in their careers who create work that is and/or has the potential to be:

  • Compelling—offering distinctive vision and authentic voice;
  • Deeply considered, imaginative, and executed with attention to craft and with technical proficiency, providing artistic experiences that communicate unique perspective/s, and invite viewers to question, discover, explore new ideas in new ways;
  • Innovative and risk-taking—engaging, questioning, challenging or re-imagining conventional artistic forms.

The Anderson Center defines an emerging artist as someone in the early stages of their creative development with 2-10 years of generative experience, and:

  • have a focused direction and goals, even while still developing their artistic “voice”
  • have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large
  • are vocational (as opposed to avocational, academic, amateur or educational) artists

Artists who have been in the field for longer than 10 years (excluding any time in a degree-granting program; as a dancer in work created by others; remounting the work of other choreographers; or time away from working as an artist due to circumstances–e.g., having children, caring for family members, long-term illness, etc.) are generally not eligible, even if they feel under-recognized. Age is not a factor in determining emerging artist status.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
5
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
324
Artist Stipend
2500
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
550
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
450
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

450 documentation support

Application Fee
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application