12 Dec 2016

Fellowships Franconia’s 2017 Open Studio Fellowship

Franconia Sculpture ParkShafer, Minnesota, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: February 4, 2017 – Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Successful applicants propose new work and clearly demonstrate how a fellowship at Franconia will positively impact their career.

Up to 4 artist teams will be selected. Artists receive a fellowship of $5,000 to support their time in residence and the creation of new artwork. Residencies last a minimum of 4 weeks and will take place from April 1, 2017 and installation complete by September 9. Fellows may NOT be in residence at the Park the last week of July or the first week of August. Artwork created during the fellowship will be included in Franconia’s outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year.

Please review all information carefully. Applicants who do not meet the following criteria will not be considered.

  • Fellowships are for the creation of new work only.
  • Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV.
  • Fellowships are given to 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 Fellowship.
  • Applicant’s work falls in the area of sculpture, three-dimensional installation, performance based object, multi-media, and/or site-specific.


  • Sculpture
  • Multi-media
  • Object based Performance
  • Three-Dimensional installation
  • Site-Specific

Fellowship artists are provided onsite housing in a 9-bedroom farmhouse. Cooking and cleaning duties are shared by all residents and are assigned on a rotating schedule. Studio space in the 7,000 square foot outdoor work area is shared by other artists-in-residence… see more details

APPLICATION – No Application Fee
To apply for Franconia’s 2017 Open Studio Fellowship, please complete and submit items indicated on our ‘Application’.

A panel of jurors comprised of arts professionals will select for Franconia’s 2017 Residency and Fellowships. Attention will be paid to alumni artists or artist teams who are ambitious, self-challenging, present a professional application, and who will gain professional experience from the residency and exhibition opportunity at Franconia.

Franconia Sculpture Park is a vibrant artist residency and nonprofit arts organization located in the St. Croix River Valley region of east central Minnesota. Through the artist residency program, Franconia awards competitive fellowships and internships to up to 40 emerging and mid-career visual artists each year, supporting the creation and exhibition of large-scale sculpture at our 25-acre sculpture park and artist residency in Franconia, MN.

Franconia offers an intriguing and exciting place to discover an ever-changing exhibition of monumental sculpture, many of which you can touch, feel, and experience. Within our playful environment, you will discover serious art at work and artists-in-residence who invite you to engage with their creations.

Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN 55074

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Fellowships. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Solo, Residency, and Stipend.

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