2020 Franconia Fellowship Artist Residency Program


Franconia Sculpture Park


Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming. Franconia Sculpture Park was founded in 1996 by a small group of professional artists who envisioned a supportive artist residency community and outdoor museum. Today, this vision has been achieved through an active artist residency program that serves over 40 artists each year and public programming that serves over 150,000 annual visitors.

Franconia Sculpture Park’s Fellowship Artist Residency Program provides the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects, interact and collaborate with a community of makers, and impact the public. Artists at any stage in their career, working in sculpture, installation, land art, social practice and performance are welcome to apply for residencies for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of three months between April 5 and September 15, 2020. Selected artists will each receive a private bedroom and shared workspace to create new work at Franconia, along with a $5,000 award to fund their project.


-Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV.

-Artists must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency.

-Artists must be U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa.

-Artists may NOT be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning during the residency program dates.

-Applicant’s work must be characterized as one or more of the following: sculpture, three-dimensional installation, multimedia, site-specific, land art, conceptual art, social practice, and/or performance.

-Artists are eligible to receive this fellowship once every three years, however applicants who are previous recipients are subject to a more rigorous review.


For complete residency details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website: https://www.franconia.org/project/fellowship-program/

Contact Alyssa Swanson with questions:
[email protected]
(651) 257-6668


January 15, 2020 11:59pm (CST)
Application fee: $20.00

2017 Fellowship Artist, Thomas Matsuda

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Nov 1st 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Jan 15th 2020, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists