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