Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships

Deadline: February 8, 2014 (EMAIL)

2014 Fellowship Program
Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships
Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia, MN
April 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014

Franconia’s fellowship, internship, and residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in the sculpture park. While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work. The community building aspect of the residency programs helps artists develop invaluable professional network that sparks future projects and collaborations, propels academic opportunities, provides meaningful peer feedback, and establishes lifelong relationships.

Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious projects and exhibit new work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, performance, and installation proposals are considered. Franconia’s fellowship program includes FSP/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships. Only one application is required to apply to all available fellowships.

Applicants are encouraged to review the roster of past fellowship artists and their projects.

Fellowship Program Details

• Up to 10 artists or artist teams will be selected
• Fellowships receive a stipend of $4K - $5K to support their time in residence and the creation of new artwork
• Residencies last a minimum of 3 weeks and take place between April 1, 2014 and September 15, 2014. Fellows may NOT be in residence the last week of July or the first week of August.
• Artwork created during the fellowship will be included in Franconia’s outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year
• Artists are provided onsite housing in a 9-bedroom farmhouse
• Studio space in the 7,000 sq. ft. outdoor work area is shared by all artists-in-residence
• Most tools and equipment needed to produce large-scale artwork is available
• Franconia is a public park; Fellows interact with the public on a daily basis and are expected to participate in community programming during their residency

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants who do not meet the following criteria will not be considered.

• Fellowships are for the creation of new work only.
• Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV.
• Fellowships are given to U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa.
• Artists may NOT be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning during the Fellowship.
• Applicant’s work falls in the area of sculpture or three-dimensional installation, multi-media, or site-specific.
• Artists are eligible to receive this fellowship once every three years, however applicants who are previous recipients are subject to a more rigorous review.

Application Process (truncated)
The application deadline for the 2014 Residency Fellowships is February 8, 2014. Materials must be received via email by MIDNIGHT CST. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply for Franconia’s 2014 Residency Fellowships, submit the following materials to Applicants will be notified by March 1, 2014 of the status of their application.

Submitting as an Artist Team
If you are proposing a collaboration between two or more artists, all involved individuals must be active and practicing artists. Please include separate cover pages and resumes/CVs for each artist.

Visit website for complete submission details:

Download Residency Overview: ResidencyOverview_2014-15.pdf

Download Application Cover Sheet: 2014FellowshipProgramCoverPage.pdf


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