Franconia Sculpture Park

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


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 50-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 Writers, Artist Families, and sculpture and installation artists including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art. 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‚Äôs work facilities include an outdoor 10,000 square-foot work pad and individual storage sheds. 

Opened in 2020, Franconia Commons includes the Driscoll Education Center for community workshops, a gift shop, and the Mardag Gallery. See our program calendar for up-to-date public events such as Film @ Franconia or Music @ Franconia at our Outdoor Amphitheater.

Application Fees

Residency programs: $25 for all except $15 for Alumni  

(Fees will be adjusted and reflected through the application process)

5 Minute Film Festival: $5

Franconia Sculpture Park