Tofte Lake Center


2209 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731
United States

Tofte Lake Center (TLC) is a non-profit artist residency organization committed to supporting artists by providing a nurturing experience rooted in nature where artists of all disciplines and backgrounds feel safe to take a break from the "work" of art to play, feel inspired, and be rejuvenated.  

We envision an interconnected world in harmony with nature, where artists are supported and celebrated and where taking a break is recognized as integral to the creative process.



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Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Fully Funded Residency
Partial Funding Available
Funding available for BIPOC Artists (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)
Funding available for LGBTQI2A+ artists
Funding available for Parent artists
Communities Served
Indigenous/Native American Community
LGBTQI2A+ Populations