Thursday, January 16, 2014

Franconia Sculpture Park 2014 Intern Artist Program

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (EMAIL)

2014 Intern Artist Program
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
April 1 to June 15, 2014
June 16 to August 15, 2014
August 16 to November 20, 2014

Franconia supports emerging artists and upholds the work of career artists, with artist programs that support up to 40 artists each year. While in residence, artists live in a communal setting in a ten-bedroom farmhouse, receive studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor work area, and have access to tools and equipment necessary to produce large-scale artwork. The park and artists’ residence is located on 25-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, just 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA.

2014 Intern Artist Program

The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers the opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as emerging artists to gain professional experience and build expertise in their emerging careers. Selected Intern Artists are in residence at Franconia for two to three months working in a supportive environment where young artists are stimulated, challenged, and rewarded by the process of creating large-scale sculpture. Working alongside peers and mid-career artists, the Intern Artist Program creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

Intern Artist Program Details
• Up to 12 artists will be selected for the program
• Intern Artist residencies last two to three months, there are three sessions to which applicants may apply:
• April 1 to June 15, 2014
• June 16 to August 15, 2014
• August 16 to November 20, 2014
• Intern Artists are provided onsite room and board in a ten-bedroom farmhouse
• Studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor studio is shared by all artists-in-residence
• Intern Artists are invited to create new work for inclusion in the 2014 exhibition
• In exchange for room, board, and studio space, Intern Artists work for Franconia for 5 hours every day
• Daily responsibilities include assisting fellowship artist, landscaping and maintenance, and assisting with Franconia’s programs and events
• Intern Artists must fund their own travel expenses and sculpture material costs. To offset travel and material expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships.

Application Process (truncated)

The application deadline for the 2014 Intern Artist Program is February 28, 2014. Materials must be received via email by MIDNIGHT CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply to Franconia’s 2014 Intern Artist Program, submit the following materials to Applicants will be notified by March 8, 2014 of the status of their application.

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Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014InternArtistCoverPage.pdf


Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN, USA
phone: (651) 257-6668