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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. 

CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest

2019 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest | $3,600 Awarded

Submissions are open September 1 to October 31 2019. Guest judge Benjamin Percy will choose three stories from a shortlist.  Visit https://craft.submittable.com/submit/147242/craft-3k-flash-fiction-contest-judge-benjamin-percy for more info.


GUIDELINES:
 

  • CRAFT submissions are open to all writers
  • International submissions are allowed
  • Fiction only
  • Please submit work in English only
  • 1,000 word count maximum—flash only
  • Review literary fiction, but are open to a variety of genres and styles — their only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft 
  • Previously unpublished work only—they do not review reprints, including self-published work, for contests
  • Allow simultaneous submissions—writers please notify CRAFT and withdraw your entry if your work is picked up elsewhere
  • $20 reading fee per entry allows up to two stories of 1,000 words or fewer each—if submitting two stories, please put them both in a SINGLE document
  • Allow multiple submissions—please submit each set of two flash stories as a separate submission accompanied by a reading fee
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT
  • All entrants will receive an exclusive digital compilation in spring 2020 that includes: the winning pieces, with Benjamin Percy’s introductions and the winners’ craft essays; excerpts from the editors’ choice and finalist pieces; notes from the readers and editors about the reading process; and more
  • Please, please, double-space your submission and use Times New Roman 12 pt font
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history (if applicable)
  • Do not require blind submissions

 

AWARDS:

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

  • $1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides
  • Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story
  • A micro-interview with our flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean

The $600 editors’ choice round:

  • $150 each and publication to four stories we just can’t let go

North Beach Writer’s retreat

Join other writers in beautiful Park Rapids, MN from June 26-30 for a poetry writing retreat and workshop.  You will have a chance to write, reflect, improve your craft, and work with visiting writer Heid Erdrich.

The deadline has been extended, and will be open until all spots are filled.  Two spots are left for those who need lodging and two spots are left for local writers who don’t need lodging.  All the details are at https://northbeachwritersretreat.com