The Anderson Center at Tower View




Location: Red Wing, Minnesota


Deadline: February 15, 2017


Application Fee: $20 application fee


Cost: Costs include an application fee of $20, travel expenses, and supplies.
Participants receive food and lodging, studio space, and an opportunity to focus on their work.


Fellowships & Stipends: The month of August is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota, and is reserved for supporting the creation of new work by Emerging Artists. We welcome artists from Minnesota and New York City to apply for two or four week residencies.


Mission & History: The Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress.

Since the Center opened in 1995, more than 700 artists, writers, and scholars from over 45 states and 40 foreign countries have participated in the program. The program is the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest.

The Anderson Center campus is on 350 acres of the historic Tower View Estate, built by AP Anderson between 1915 and 1921, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota, and the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Center is approximately 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Length of Stay: 2-4 weeks, May through October


Accommodations: Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View mansion. Visual artists are provided a 15′ x 26′ studio. Other workspaces on site include a gas kiln and electric kilns, a printmaking studio, and an open-air metalsmith facility. Practice space is also available for dancers and choreographers. Dinners are prepared and presented by the Anderson Center chef Monday through Friday. The chef will also shop for meal items for the artist residents, and the residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches, and meals over the weekends.


Demographic/Medium: The Residency Program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and translators. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both mature and emerging artists of promise from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.


Number of Artists: Up to 5 artists at a time.


Benefits: Uninterrupted time and space to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress and to engage in the community of artist residents during their stay.


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