Artist Opportunities
Twenty years
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Franconia’s Artist Residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit threedimensional
artwork all in one location. It is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to
accomplish BIG VISIONS, experience ARTISTIC GROWTH, and establish LIFELONG CONNECTIONS.

Franconia’s residency programs support up to 40 artists each year. The sculpture park and artists’ residence
is located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, just 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA.
Artists with families may be eligible to receive additional funding to support their families during their
residency. Please contact Franconia for more information regarding this opportunity.


Life at Franconia
Watch our video to get a glimpse of life at Franconia and read our 
Residency Overview document to learn more about living and working at Franconia Sculpture Park.




Franconia Encourages All Artist Residents to    +
• Challenge themselves to achieve new visions
• Work on a larger scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space
• Engage with the public as they are creating new work


Benefits    +
• Spark future projects and collaboration
• Financial support for Fellowships
• Establish lifelong relationships
• Propel academic opportunities
• Develop invaluable professional networks
• Support for artists with families
• Room & board support for Intern Artists


Artists Can Expect    +
• Communal living in a 9 bedroom farmhouse
• Access to basic groceries for cooking communal meals
• Studio space in a 7,000 square foot outdoor work area
• Access to heavy equipment necessary to produce large-scale work
• Technical advice available from experienced staff
• Time and space for meaningful peer feedback


Franconia Asks Residents Artists to    +
• Be prepared to work in an outdoor public setting where visitors are encouraged to ask questions and start
  conversations with artists
• Have appropriate personal safety equipment and tools necessary for each process being used
• Prepare and host an Artist Talk as way to grow professionally, and to provide insight into your artistic experience
  for fellow residents and park visitors
• Be prepared to live in a communal setting, where cooking and cleaning duties are shared.
• Resident artists complete all paperwork associated with the residency, including acceptance documents, and
  exit interview materials.


Other Franconia Artist Opportunities    +
Franconia is accepting exhibition proposals for our Minneapolis gallery, Franconia in the City @ Casket.
Franconia has an urban gallery and education space at the Casket Arts Community Complex in Northeast
Minneapolis at 1781 Jefferson St. NE. Franconia in the City @ Casket offers an outdoor sculpture
exhibition and exhibitions of two and three dimensional art in the 1,700 square foot indoor gallery space.
Click here
to learn more about artist opportunities at Franconia in the City @ Casket.
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