Franconia Sculpture Park

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Applications are $25; Alumni pay $15

Stipends for Fellowships: $5000

Stipends for Emerging Artist Residencies: $750

Located 45 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, the traditional lands of the Wahpekute people, Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) operates a 43-acre outdoor museum, a Fellowship program, an emerging artist residency program, robust public programming, and expansive educational initiatives. FSP is a cultural anchor to the Twin Cities with a national reach into contemporary art communities and over 150,000 annual visitors. We support sculpture, land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, socially engaged art, multidisciplinary art, installation, and performance. The program and facilities promote a collaborative community, foster new work and intellectual exchange, offer exhibition and presentation opportunities, and provide artists with exposure to the Twin Cities. We encourage experimentation and knowledge-building--whether artists seek to redefine process, reflect social and cultural contexts of our time, or push conceptual or material boundaries. 

Franconia provides a communal residency experience where selected artists live on-site at our 4500 sq. ft. farmhouse. Our facility includes nine private bedrooms, 2.5 shared bathrooms, two kitchens, and common spaces for building lasting connections amongst peers. We provide food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI for artist use. 

Franconia’s work facilities include an outdoor 10,000 square-foot work pad and woodshop with dedicated equipment for sculptural fabrication, a shared flex space, a Skutt kiln with Zone 10 capability, and access to public spaces at Franconia Commons; including indoor flex space, café, shop, and exhibition space. 

Priority will be given to applicants who explore our 2021 theme, Authority, Visibility, and Public Space


Asuka Hisa (Los Angeles) director of education and engagement, Institute for Contemporary Art Los Angeles; Alex Priest (Chicago) independent curator; Risa Puleo (Chicago) independent curator; Joan Vordebruggen (Minneapolis) director of Hennepin Theatre District Engagement for Hennepin Theatre Trust

Panelist bios here.

Franconia Sculpture Park