Franconia Sculpture Park Artist Programs Overview
Franconia’s fellowship, internship, and residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in the sculpture park. While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work. The community building aspect of the residency programs helps artists develop invaluable professional network that sparks future projects and collaborations, propels academic opportunities, provides meaningful peer feedback, and establishes lifelong relationships.
I don’t think the word “limitation” even exists in the Franconia lexicon.
MaryKate Maher, Open Studio Fellow
Franconia supports emerging artists and upholds the work of career artists, with artist programs that support up to 40 artists each year. While in residence, artists live in a communal setting in a ten-bedroom farmhouse, receive studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor work area, and have access to tools and equipment necessary to produce large-scale artwork. The park and artists’ residence is located on 25-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, just 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Click here to read more about Franconia’s facilities, equipment, and working/living environment.
I have attended many residencies, and I feel that Franconia is unique. I think
of Franconia as being a huge, open-air sculpture laboratory.
Clive Murphy, FSP/Jerome Fellow
NEW in 2014! Franconia is accepting exhibition proposals for our Minneapolis gallery, Franconia in the City @ Casket. In 2011, Franconia established an urban home at the Casket Arts Community Complex 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 sq. ft. indoor gallery space. Click here to learn more about opportunities at Franconia in the City @ Casket.
Click here to download the 2014 Artists Opportunities Poster