Franconia Sculpture Park
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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 180,000 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 individual artist work sheds.
Opened in 2020, Franconia Commons includes the Driscoll Education Center for community workshops, a gift shop, and the Mardag Gallery.
Visit our website for up-to-date public programs such as Film@Franconia or Music@Franconia at our Earthen Outdoor Amphitheater.
For our 26th residency year, Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in our theme, Land Art & Temporality. This addresses the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights. While you're not required to address the theme, applicants who do may be prioritized.
Application Fees: $25 | $15 Alumni
* Fees will be adjusted through the application process.