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Franconia Sculpture Park Fellowship Programs

Located in the St. Croix River Valley region in east central Minnesota, Franconia Sculpture Park offers an artist residency program unlike any other.  They support the creation and exhibition of LARGE SCALE sculpture on 43 acres.  The park itself is open 365 days a year, from dawn until dusk.

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From the Franconia.org Website:

Artists Opportunities Deadline
Fellowship Programs (FSP/ Jerome & Open Studio Fellowships) February 6, 2015
Intern Artist Program February 13, 2015
Hot Metal Artist and Hot Metal Intern Artist Residency March 14, 2015
Call for Exhibition Proposals (for Franconia’s NE Mpls Gallery) Ongoing
Arts Administration Internship Ongoing

Franconia Sculpture Park Artist Programs Overview

Franconia’s Artist Residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional
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. 
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.

You can take part in this exciting opportunity!

Springboard For the Arts: Hinge Arts Residency

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Springboard for the Arts is launching a whole new artist residency program in Fergus Falls,  A dozen artists will be invited to the newly renovated Kirkbride campus apartments over the course of the year.

The Kirkbride campus was once the home of the Fergus Falls State Hospital and is currently undergoing a transitional period.  It can either be redeveloped or torn down.  Arts residencies will be between 2 and 12 weeks long.

The Hinge Arts Residency Program looks to look at some of those themes like transition, connection, and innovation.  The Hinge name comes from connecting artists to past and the future.

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Taken from the ImagineFergusFalls.tumblr.com/artistresidency site:

Call for Artists

Announced Monday, October 20, 2014

From January 2015 – December 2015, the Hinge Arts Residency program welcomes writers, filmmakers, musicians, visual and performance artists for stays of 2-12 weeks on the grounds of the former Fergus Falls State Hospital, also known as “The Kirkbride Building.” Residents are provided housing in newly converted apartments in a former nurse’s dormitory owned by a private developer, with a view overlooking the main hospital building, as well as workspace with partner organizations throughout the community.

In addition to receiving creative time and living space, artists are eligible for project support funds of up to $5000 through the following types of projects:

  • Developing content for the annual Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend, held in early September 2015
  • Prototyping ideas for permanent art spaces or installations on the Kirkbride grounds
  • Presenting educational workshops and demonstrations for the community and its visitors throughout the year.

Upon their selection into the program, each artist will be matched with a specific need or opportunity via meetings with Springboard staff and partners.

Summary of Artist Benefits

  • Weekly living stipend of $100 per week
  • Fully equipped apartments (kitchen, linens, washer/dryer)
  • Eligible for community engagement project funds up to $5000
  • Travel scholarships available

Read more about this exciting opportunity here.

RWAG: Featured Artists-Janet Johnson & Bruce D. Flaig

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The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce the opening of Natural Renditions, the new exhibit of artworks by native Minnesotans at our East Grand Forks gallery. New ceramic work by Janet Johnson of Malung, Minnesota, has been paired with nature photography by Bruce D. Flaig, of Fertile, MN. These touching works will be featured throughout the month of October from Wednesday, the1st until Friday, the 31st, 2014.

FlaigJohnson_9aJanet Johnson grew up in northern Minnesota, and recently retired from teaching Visual Art and English classes in grades 7 – 12 in Warroad. Janet exposed her students to many mediums and opportunities to show their work, and she developed her own community and artistic skills, too. Janet has served on the statewide Arts Best Practice and Quality Teaching networks to help art teachers better connect and collaborate. She has also participated in the NWMAC Community Supported Art program, works with the Region 1 Arts Council, and strongly supports arts at the Roseau County Fair. Janet is a skilled ceramist who recently received a grant from the NWMAC to furnish her studio with a new kiln and potter’s wheel.

FlaigJohnson_7aMinnesota native Bruce D. Flaig has degrees in chemistry, physics and meteorology; however his passion is photographing nature in all its forms. Although he’s lived in seven states and two foreign countries, Flaig says he “has photographed in a bunch more” for over twenty years. His work has been published in many magazines including Birder’s World, Bird Watcher’s DigestWild Bird, Ranger Rick, and Outdoor Photographer. While his collection of images now numbers over 60,000, the Arts Council gallery will be featuring eleven framed prints and a video of a collection of Bruce’s finest works.

 

FlaigJohnson_4FlaigJohnson_2aThe Natural Renditions exhibit will be featured during the Art & Wine Walk, Saturday, October 18th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the NWMAC gallery, located inside the River Walk Artists Shop & Gallery at the Riverwalk mall near Mamma Maria’s Restaurant, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s in East Grand Forks. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.