Anderson Center at Tower View Emerging Artist Residency Program
Taking place each August, the Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency is program for early-career artists of any discipline living in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City 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 an artist stipend, documentation support, art-making resources, lodging & studio space, a travel honorarium, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.
The program 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 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 Program Information
Residency Program 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.
450 documentation support
Housing & Accomodation
The Tower View Residence, where artists-in-residence stay, features several common/communal spaces, including a living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, screened-in porch, and three libraries.
Studio & Facilities
On-site include visual arts studios, a writing studio atop a 100’ water tower, 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).
The Printmaking Studio can only be made available to artists with experience working with printmaking equipment. A teaching artist for either the etching press or the letterpress provides orientation for the equipment only. /Artists must demonstrate printmaking experience in their application and include information regarding goals for that studio space.