Artist in Residence applications open

The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 2021 McCanna House Artist-in-residence season.

Artists working in music, theatre, literature, or the visual arts are encouraged to apply. Open to artists in all stages of their career.

The North Dakota Museum of Art presents a unique opportunity with the McCanna House Artist-in-residence program. This retreat consists of a 1920’s farmhouse sitting on ten acres in the midst of the thriving Red River Valley. McCanna, North Dakota is a small farming community about 35 miles west of Grand Forks, just north of the town of Larimore.

While the residency affords no dedicated media specific facilities at this time, the open mutable space of the house, barn and grounds affords opportunity for the creation of work of many scales. The powerfully vast physical space of the Great Plains allows the imagination to run wild, with the close proximity to large scale agriculture drawing one into the cycles of growth and harvest. Out of this open horizon emerges a peace and presence of mind uniquely conducive to creativity and artistic shift.

The solo residency consists of 2-4 week blocks throughout the operating year. Winter dictates that the house is only open from June 1st to the end of September.

While there are no expectations for the artist to complete work during the residency, artists are asked to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there. Artists will not be asked to teach classes, or give public lectures as a requirement of the residency.

Applications accepted until January 15th of each year. Residencies announced February 1st. Preference given to regional artists, with remaining availability open to all.

For more information, photos and the application, visit https://www.ndmoa.com/artist-in-residence