2020 Franconia Intern Artist Residency Program


Franconia Sculpture Park


The Intern Artist Residency Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create public artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and the chance to work along-side peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

The Intern Artist Residency Program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career. In exchange for housing, meals, and studio space, selected artists’ commit to working for Franconia Sculpture Park for five hours per day, six days per week.


-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.

-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.


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

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


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

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Nov 1st 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Jan 15th 2020, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists