Category Archives: Residency

Playwrights’ Center Fellowship Programs

The Playwrights’ Center has fellowship programs, some of which are specifically for Minnesota-based writers. Programs include:

Jerome Fellowship – for early career writers. Deadline November 21.

Many Voices Fellowship – for early career writers of color and indigenous writers. Deadline December 5.

Many Voices Mentorship – for beginning Minnesota-based writers of color and indigenous writers. Deadline December 5.

Core Writer Program – for any professional writers. Deadline January 23.

McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting – for mid-career Minnesota-based writers. Deadline January 16.

McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship – for mid-career Minnesota-based artists other than playwrights. Deadline April 16.

Residencies and Workshop Retreats at Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp

Applications for Residencies Open Until November 30

The deadline for Guided Workshop Retreats is December 30

https://toftelake.org/residencyprograms

THE GAIA FENNA MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Tofte Lake Center will host its sixth annual week-long residency for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. This year’s residency week will be September 14-20, 2020.

For Gaia, physical activity and art were a means of self-expression, self-definition — in her DNA. At Tofte Lake Center, Gaia’s love of art and nature were perfectly combined. She took time each day to commune with her spirit by hiking, biking, and kayaking. She has left her creative fingerprints all over TLC.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST & GROUP/ORGANIZATION

These residencies are offered for both individual artists, small creative teams, and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature.

Artist residencies are interdisciplinary in nature, and balance group activity, personal work time, facilitated conversation, with the exchange of work and performance. Artists from diverse backgrounds and communities are encouraged to attend. Residencies are structured around the artists’ specific project needs. Days are self-directed, and could include individual/team work, afternoon excursions or on-site activity, dinners and evening gatherings with resident artists.

Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. For Individual Residencies, artists are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance.  For these residencies child-care is not guaranteed, though assistance is offered to help resident artist parents find part-time childcare for their stay, should this make their residency possible.

2020 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 15-21 (depending on grant funding, this week could be dedicated to our Family Artists Residency Program), June 22-28, June 29-July 5, August 3-9, August 10-16, and September 21-27.


TLC offers residency and retreat opportunities for artistic groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, strategize, plan, and reflect together in community.

If you are interested in hosting a Group or Organizational residency, please contact us at info@toftelake.org between October 1-November 30, 2019 – the earlier the better!

Application and Selection Timeline

November 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST: Application deadline

February 1, 2020: Notification deadline

Applications are accepted from artists 18 years or older at the time of application. For more information about Tofte and their programs visit their website at https://toftelake.org/home

Mc Canna House Artist-in-Residence Applications Open

McCanna House Artist-in-Residence Application

Open to Artists in Music, Theatre, Literature, & Visual Arts


The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 2019 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. Preference given to regional artists (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba), with remaining availability open to all. 

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 and large outlying steel building in the midst of the thriving farmland of the Red River Valley of Eastern North Dakota. 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 in 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.

Image by Kelli Nelson

THE PROGRAM The residency consists of 2 – 5 week blocks of time layered throughout the operating year. The house is open from June 1 through the end of September or early October. There will only be one artist on the property at a time, unless a group project is accepted. While there are no expectations for the artist to complete work during the residency, artists are asked only to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there. 
Application
More Information

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 20192019 Announcement: February 15, 2019. 

AMENITIES
*Wireless Internet
*Well lit French country-style farmhouse, detached 40 x 70 foot steel building, and large outdoor space with yards and surrounding tree lines.
*House has 3 full bedrooms, each with attached bathrooms
*New washer and dryer
*New electric stove in well appointed kitchen

*Screened in porch area with convenient BBQ
*A modest array of hand tools
*Opportunities to work with surrounding community groups
*10 miles from town of Larimore (pop.2,000), yet feels remote and private.
*35 miles from Grand Forks (pop.55,000), with its thriving art scene and good shopping/dining
*5 hours to Minneapolis and 2 hours to Winnipeg, Manitoba
*Well stocked library
*Fruit trees
*Surrounded by working fields producing soy beans, potatoes, canola, and more…
*Endless sky
*Big weather

Email Matthew Wallace with questions. 

Workshop for Tending our Performing Arts Gardens Event in Walker on October 19th

Minnesota Theater Alliance’s One-day, capacity-building workshop and conversations for organizations and individuals in Minnesota’s performing arts community.

Performing arts organizations — including the artists, administrators, board members, and volunteers — must be tended in order to thrive, build capacity, and take care of the holistic well-being of the people involved. Please join the Minnesota Theater Alliance and a dynamic group of presenters for useful workshops and conversations around the themes of establishing strong roots for capacity building and positive community impact. (Hence the catchy garden metaphor…!) 

October 19, 2019 — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Walker Bay Theater, Walker

  • A Statewide View of our Performing Arts
  • Celebrating Inclusive Arts 
  • Program Evaluation 101: Crafting a Plan to Get Data You Can Actually Use
  • Stage and Production Management: Building your Craft 
  • Building Ensemble and Individual Agency
  • Performing Arts Administration: Wearing all the Hats
  • Open Space ConversationsYou bring the topics! What does your community need to discuss right now?

For more information, including schedule and presenter info, click here

This event is open to any performing arts practitioner in any part of Minnesota. We have structured five events in central locations across the state to be as conveniently located for you as possible. It is great to connect with new performing arts practitioners in your vicinity, especially when you can access such a range of capacity-building content in just one day.

Register here.

Applications are open for TARP

Deadline is Friday, September 6 to apply for the Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP)

Interested in teaching others about your artform?  Apply now to NWMAC for training.  Join our TARP roster!

The Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP) is a seven-session training designed to support artists (visual, performing, writing, media, fine art) in refining and developing skills for conducting collaborative, in-depth arts learning experiences in organizations, community settings and schools. A small cohort of artists will be selected to participate in this training, conducted by our Training Specialist and guest peer coaches contracted by Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC).

Artists who complete the program are listed on the NWMAC Teaching Artist Roster on our website. This roster will be used by area schools to select qualified artists in residencies in the years to come.  These residencies can be supported with grant funds from our office. Special designated funding exists for schools to sponsor artists on our Teaching Roster.

The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019 to participate in this round of our training series. There are 7 training sessions. Applicants must commit to attend all 7 sessions. There is no cost to attend!  This is the equivalent of receiving a $500 grant for training.

To apply, go to our on-line system, register, and complete the Teaching Artist Roster application. 

For more information contact our office at 218-745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org.  

TARP Schedule

  • Session 1– Tues., Sept. 17 Fosston
  • Session 1– Thursday, Sept. 19,  Warren
  • Session 2–Tues., Sept 24 Fosston
  • Session 2– Thurs., Sept. 26,  at Warren
  • Session 3–Tuesday, October 8   REMOTE
  • Session 4/5–Saturday, October 12  All day in Warren
  • Session 6–Thursday, Oct. 17 REMOTE
  • Session 7–Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Warren
  • Session 7–Thursday, Oct 24 in Fosston

Take Advantage of this Fantastic Opportunity Right in Our Region!