2018 Hot Metal Residency



Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2018 artist opportunities! 

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections. 

Hot Metal Interns arrive July 19 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 26. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 4 and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 11.

Cost for the residency is $450. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee for artists includes outdoor studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp on-site and participate in Franconia's daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour will be included in Franconia's Hot Metal exhibition.

Contact John Hock with questions: 

[email protected]

(651) 257-6668

Deadline: March 10, 2018

Opportunity Opens

Thursday, Jan 4th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Saturday, Mar 10th 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists