Mid-Career Fellowship Residency
May 15 - June 28, 2023 | August 16 - September 30, 2023
The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists working in sculpture and installation, including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art.
Fellowships for artists making object-based work offer a self-directed residency and $7500 stipend to fabricate and install work for exhibition in the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. These fellows also stay on-site for up to six weeks within the timeframes offered; residency dates will be scheduled directly with the residency director.
- Fellowships for artists working in performance include a $7500 stipend and dynamic professional opportunities. Residents will stay for 2 to 6 weeks at Franconia followed by a one-week stay in Minneapolis with Franconia partner Dreamsong, where fellows will present a public program. Additionally, these fellows will have an opportunity to present their work for inclusion in the 2023 Satellite Art Show in Miami. Fair Director and performance art curator, Quinn Dukes, will conduct studio visits with artists during their residency at Franconia and discuss the feasibility of their projects at that time.
29836 St Croix Trail N
Shafer, MN 55074
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
Franconia complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and all applicable state or local law. If you believe you need an accommodation, refer any such request to the Executive Director. Franconia will also, where appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations for a resident's religious beliefs or practices.
Franconia Sculpture Park offers a full range of accessibility options for all public programs, and our accessibility coordinator, Sarah Buezis, is able to be reached by those requiring additional assistance during M-F business hours.
We provide an ASL interpreter for all "Performance @ Franconia" events and can provide translator services with funds from Springboard for the Arts for hearing-impaired artists-in-residence.
All of our sculpture labels include QR codes for those that may be audio or visually impaired, which includes additional material such as insights from the artists, performance art at the site of the work, or music inspired by those works.
We provide closed captioning for all of our online "Dinner & Discussion" lectures and live streaming events and are currently working on an audio digital map of the park that includes additional AR components that can be accessed by those who might not otherwise be physically able to access the park or programs.
Food sensitivities and allergies are accommodated by providing specifically-requested groceries.
Franconia Sculpture Park's 50 acres are fully accessible through a series of trap rock paths that can be traversed via a motorized wheelchair.
Franconia also offers two motorized carts for those who require additional mobility assistance.
Our newly opened Franconia Commons Visitor Center is fully accessible, with ample egress for all public spaces, low countertops for individuals in wheelchairs, and artwork that is hung at a level to accommodate people of various abilities.
Our gender-neutral restrooms are also fully accessible, and our two water fountains are able to be accessed by those requiring a wheelchair.
Further, Franconia Commons now has an indoor studio and classroom space that can be utilized by those with a variety of abilities, and clear directional signage can be found throughout the building and park grounds.
Franconia's office space also is physically accessible to the general public and all employees that may require additional mobility assistance.
The overall campus is ADA compliant but there are sections of the park where paths cross.
The basement level and upper floor of the Artist House are accessible only by staircase.
We provide additional accessibility options for artists-in-residence who may not be able to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as flexible residency schedules and virtual residencies.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
The Fellow-in-Residence is given time and funds to fabricate their work off-site. Fellows may stay at the park for up to six weeks to accommodate their installation.
The 10,000 sq. ft work pad is outdoors and only partially covered.