FRANCONIA, MINNESOTA - FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK (FSP) is a 20-acre site located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. FSP actively recruits career bound student artists and post-grad artists to participate in our intern/mentor program as a part of our dedication to building expertise and experience in student, graduate & post-grad artists. Typically, half of an intern’s time is spent on their own work and half the time is spent working for artists and the park. Responsibilities are to make work to be included in exhibition, assist visiting artists with fabrication, site preparation, and installation of all types and sizes of 3-D work; landscaping & maintenance. Intern Artists are also involved in special FSP community and school outreach programs and other educational programs introducing contemporary art and ideas to our community.
Internships are a minimum of two months and may last up to four months. Intern artists are encouraged to create their own work for inclusion in the 2007 exhibition. Up to 6 interns at one time are provided room and board. 15 Intern Artists are accepted in residency each year.
To apply send: (1) Application cover sheet (download from our Web site, www.franconia.org) (2)A letter of interest/application. (3) Resume. (4) 8 images on slides or disk of recent work, each with your name and a number that corresponds with the slide script. Images on disk should be saved in JPEG format at 96 dpi, with no more than 7 inches (672 pixels) in the image’s longest dimension. Images should be named with numbers 1 through 8, in your preferred viewing order. – or – Slides should be good quality, in a top- loading museum-quality slide sheet, please. (5) Image script: numbered corresponding to slides or images on disk with the following information: Title, materials, dimensions, date and your name. (6) Name, address, phone number & e-mail of 2 people who can serve as a reference for you. (7) Specify the dates you could be available. Residencies are available April 1st through November 20th , and in 2008 year-round. (8) Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of slides or disk. Slides or disk only will be returned to you. Application is competitive; typically 15 out of 100 applicants are invited to participate. No electronic applications are accepted. Make sure your name is on all documents and work samples.
Deadline for applications for 2007 Intern Artist residency is March 10th, 2007. EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. Materials must be postmarked by this date. Send all materials to:
Franconia Sculpture Park
Intern Artists 2007
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN 55074