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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 43-acre outdoor museum, an artist-in-residence work-exchange program, robust public programming, and expansive educational initiatives.

Franconia provides an inclusive 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 among peers. We provide food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI for artist use.

Franconia’s 2021 theme is Authority, Visibility, and Public Space.


Fellows receive a $5000 stipend towards the creation and presentation of their work in the rotating outdoor exhibition at Franconia Sculpture Park for up to two years. The Franconia Fellowship Residency supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists, and is open to local, national, and internationally based artists. We provide time, space, and resources for artists towards the development, production, and installation of their work. Fellows choose to stay between three weeks and three months, dependent on approval. 

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For 25 years, Franconia Sculpture Park has upheld a long-running work exchange model that equally cares for artists and organizational sustainability. While offering professional support and growth to emerging artists, reciprocally, the 43-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of Emerging Artist Residents. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support nearly 1000 artists to date. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, are invited to apply and the application is open to local, national, and internationally based artists.

Selected Emerging Artists are invited to create a work of art to be included in the rotating outdoor exhibition at Franconia Sculpture Park for at least eight months. Emerging Artist Residents receive production support from site managers; receive valuable professional development opportunities such as access to visiting curators; studio visits, field trips; public talks; and workshops. In exchange for housing, meals, and studio space, Residencies last between two to three months dependent on schedule. More about the Emerging Artist Residency at

Emerging Artist Scholarships are available, dependent on funding.


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

Deadline: 11.14.2020
Name: ellina kevorkian
Address: 29836 St Croix Trail N
Phone: 6512576668