Minnesota Artist Residency
This 12-day residency provides a brave space for 6 emerging Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, SWANA-Arab American, and artists of color from different disciplines to balance personal work-time with community interaction and optional sharing of work or performance, as well as time for play and rejuvenation - all in support of each artist’s goals, needs and interests.
This residency is open only to residents of Minnesota.
Lodging is provided; in addition, each artist receives a $1000 stipend; mileage reimbursement for travel in Minnesota; and a welcome meal on the first night. Artists purchase food and prepare their other meals; there are fully-equipped kitchens in each cabin; sheets, bedding and towels are also provided.
The dates for this residency are:
June 21 - July 2, 2023
The dramaturgical assistance of TLC Executive Director & Dramaturg Liz Engelman is available, if desired.
2209 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
This residency is only available to full-time residents of Minnesota.
This residency provides lodging in a private room in a northwoods cabin with electricity, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities, linens provided; it does not provide food/meals. It provides a $1000 stipend to each artist and reimburses mileage costs for travel in Minnesota. No additional fees will be charged to the artists.
This residency provides a $1000 stipend to each artist and reimburses mileage costs for travel in Minnesota.
Programming activities are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
This is the Accessibility Statement on the application for this residency:
"Situated adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, TLC is in a beautifully remote, rugged location 16 miles from town. If you would like to share your accessibility needs or concerns, please let us know below and we'll be in touch."
Artists with limited mobility would be able to participate in activities in the performance and visual arts studios, and around the campfire. The communal building is accessible to individuals with limited mobility (cane, walker) but not a wheelchair. The communal building is where residents access WiFi.
Boating and waterfront activities including the sauna would not be easily accessible. The communal space is accessible and on one floor, but the bathroom facility is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Housing & Accomodation
The communal space is accessible and on one floor, but the bathroom facility is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Studio & Facilities
The performance studio is a 30x40 foot area screened in on three sides with a Marley floor; it is not heated.
The visual arts studio is 20x30 feet and uses space heaters, if needed. It is equipped with pop-up work tables, a sink, and a large cork board for display.
Artists are expected to bring their own materials for visual arts.
Nearby bathroom facilities are in an outhouse.