General Artist Residency Program with open spots in July, September, October, & November 2023.

The Anderson Center's Artist Residency Program is an opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists working across all disciplines and based anywhere in the world. The program is interdisciplinary and the organization welcomes applications from a wide range of creative and intellectual genres, including those that don't fit neatly into one category.

Selected artists receive live/work space, fellowship & exchange within a 5-artist cohort, chef-prepared meals, and more. Application deadline is 12 p.m. Noon (Central Standard Time) on Jan. 16, 2023. Selected artists, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023. Applications are juried by a panel of professionals working in the field and former residents. There is only one application deadline for all available residencies.


Emerging Artist Residency Program in August 2023. 

The Emerging Artist Residency Program is an opportunity for early-career artists living within the state of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City in need of focused time and dedicated space in an inspiring residency work environment that empowers them take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, a month-long cohort of five artists will each receive a $625/week stipend, a travel honorarium, documentation support, and more. Application deadline is 12 p.m. Noon (Central Standard Time) on Jan. 16, 2023.  Selected artists, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023. 


Minnesota - Salzburg Artist Exchange in July 2023. 

In partnership with Stadt-Salzburg, this program is an opportunity for visual artists living within the State of Minnesota to participate in an individual artist residency at the Künstlerhaus in Salzburg, Austria.

Thanks to support from the City of Salzburg, the selected visual artist receives a live-in studio for one month at the Künstlerhaus and a 500 Euro stipend for food. Travel expenses to Salzburg and back to Minnesota are not covered. Application deadline is 12 p.m. Noon (Central Standard Time) on Jan. 16, 2023.  Selected artists, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023. 


Winter Retreat in January 2023. 

The Anderson Center’s Winter Retreat program is a short-term residency during the organization’s off-season for artists and writers seeking concentrated creative time for reflection and the advancement of their personal artistic goals. A Winter Retreat at the Anderson Center is a fee-based opportunity for up to four artists at a time to live in community and fellowship while working on their own projects in the inspiring setting of the historic Tower View Estate.

The Anderson Center is currently accepting applications for sessions of 1 to 3 weeks in duration from Monday, January 9 to Sunday, January 29, 2023. The weekly rate for a Winter Retreat at the Anderson Center is $600. Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. Notification of acceptance and confirmation of dates will be emailed within a week of receiving application.


Deaf Artists Residency Program in June 2024. 

The Anderson Center’s Deaf Artists Residency (DAR) is an opportunity for 5 Deaf artists to come together in an ASL-centric environment to create, communicate and exchange ideas.

The program was created in 2014 to enact the vision of a Deaf visual artist, Cynthia Weitzel, who designed and coordinates the program. The panelists who select residents are all accomplished Deaf Artists, some of which are also past residents.

This biennial program will return in June 2024. Application deadline will be in January 2024. Please subscribe to the Anderson Center e-mail newsletter for updates on this program and future opportunities.


ON-GOING RFPs/RFQs and FESTIVAL or EXHIBITION CALLS FOR ENTRY

The Anderson Center facilitates RFQs and RFPs and also presents gallery exhibitions and events, such as the Winter Artist Showcase, throughout the year at the historic Tower View campus. Any open calls for both artworks and artists are also posted below, along with residency opportunities.


The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race; national origin; color; age; religion; gender; sexual orientation; disability, in admission, access, or employment.  Please call before applying to discuss accommodations.

TO APPLY
The application deadline for the 2023 Anderson Center Residency Program is Monday, January 16, 2023 at Noon, 12 p.m. Central Standard Time. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is a $20 fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late January and early February. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 3 as to the status of their application. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023.

ABOUT THE ANDERSON CENTER AT TOWER VIEW
The Anderson Center, founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in rural Red Wing, Minn., has renovated and restored historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.

The Anderson Center at Tower View's flagship artist residency program enables artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. In addition to community engagement activities through the artist residency program, the organization has a strong history of helping integrate the arts into community life through local partnerships, hosting annual arts events and participating in other community-based initiatives.


ELIGIBILITY
The Residency Program is open to emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, scholars, and translators from across the globe. The program is interdisciplinary and the organization welcomes applications from a wide range of creative and intellectual genres, including those that don't fit neatly into the above list.

To be considered, artists must submit an application through the Anderson Center’s online form via Submittable. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4 or adam@andersoncenter.org for any questions.


DURATION OF RESIDENCY
For the 2023 season, the Anderson Center is offering month-long residencies in July, September, and October with rare exceptions made for two-week stays. Additionally, a 2-week session is also taking place the first half of November 2023. In general, there is a 48-hour turnover between residencies to allow time for housekeeping. Specific start and end dates are listed in the application form. Please plan your requested residency dates carefully and provide as much detail as possible regarding your availability.

The Anderson Center is not offering residencies in May or June of 2023 as restoration work and improvements are being completed on the Historic Tower View Residence. August 2023 residencies are reserved for the organization’s Emerging Artist Residency-Fellowship Program.


2023 SCHEDULING & AVAILABILITY
With construction work happening on the residency house in May and June, the 2023 season is running from July through the first half of November. This truncated schedule, coupled with other fellowships, exchanges, and deferrals, has resulted in less availability than would be offered during organization’s regular full May – October season.

Available spots in 2023 for artists submitting materials for this General Residency program opportunity (as of 9/2022):

  • July 2023 - Three 4-week spots; space for 3 – 5 artists depending on duration
  • September 2023 - Three 4-week spots; space for 3 – 5 artists depending on duration
  • October 2023 - Two 4-week spots; space for 2 artists each staying the entire month
  • November 2023 – Four 2-week spots; space for four artists each staying two weeks

Please keep in mind the organization gives preference to 4-week residencies. While flexibility is possible, in general, no more than two spots (4 artists) would be scheduled for 2-week residencies in a given month. Again, ideally all residencies outside of November 2023 would be 4-weeks in duration. In practical terms across the season, there is space available for eight 4-week residencies (and the four 2-week residencies in November) or at least four 4-week residencies and up to twelve 2-week residencies.

Due to the competitiveness of the program, the organization's goal is to be upfront and transparent about the availability for the General Residency program in 2023 in an effort to help you make a decision about whether this year is the best time to submit an application. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further clarification here.


LOCATION
The Anderson Center campus is located on the 350-acre historic Tower View Estate, built by scientist & farmer Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson between 1915 and 1921, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota, and its buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Center features a large sculpture garden, and is adjacent to the Cannon Valley Trail, a 20-mile biking and walking trail that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.

The Center is approximately 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Transportation is provided between the Center and the Twin Cities airport on the first and last day of residencies only. Artist Residents that choose to drive will have access to private parking on the property.
The community of Red Wing, Minn., (pop. 16,000) is nestled amidst the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River.

The town is settled on the ancestral homelands of the Mdewakanton & Wahpakute bands of the Dakota people. The City of Red Wing is named after Tatanka Mani (Walking Buffalo), a leader of the Mdewakanton Dakota in the upper Mississippi Valley who wore a ceremonial swan’s wing dyed in brilliant red. In 1815, Tatanka Mani and his people moved their village south to a place they called Khemnichan (Hill, Wood, & Water) in present-day downtown Red Wing. Euro-American immigrants who met him as they advanced into the region in the early nineteenth century came to know him and his village as “Red Wing.”

Since its settlement and eventual incorporation in 1857, Red Wing established itself as a center for agriculture, industry, tourism, medical care, technology, and the arts. The Red Wing Shoe Company and its iconic brands, in particular, continue to have a significant impact on the community’s economic, business, and community development climates. Natural resources abound with Red Wing's riverfront, winding paths through the majestic bluffs, bike trails, and 35 city parks. The Prairie Island Indian Community is located northwest of the city. Frontenac State Park is to the southeast on Lake Pepin. Minnesota State College Southeast Technical’s Red Wing campus is known for its string and brass instrument repair programs. The MN Dept. of Corrections also operates a large juvenile residential facility in Red Wing.

Other amenities include a destination bakery, a chocolate shop, coffee shops, restaurants, the flagship Red Wing Shoe Company store, Goodhue County Historical Society Museum, the Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery store, the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, a Duluth Trading store, the Red Wing Marine Museum, a Target, several pharmacies, a plant nursery & garden center, a Mayo Health System Hospital, a small independent bookstore, and a public library.

Other key community stakeholders include the historic Sheldon Theatre, the Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing YMCA, Red Wing Youth Outreach, Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, Red Wing Area Friends of Immigrants, Red Wing Area Women’s Network, Live Healthy Red Wing, Artreach, Red Wing Artisan Collective, the Artist Sanctuary, Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors, Big Turn Music Festival, Red Wing AAUW, Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, Red Wing Girl Scouts, Red Wing Public Schools, Tower View Alternative School, and Universal Music Center, as well as several City boards, commissions, and departments.


APPLICATION
A completed application form includes a brief artist statement, a work plan, a community engagement statement, work samples, and a resume or CV. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed by the panel. You may begin your application, leave and return as many times as necessary to complete the form PRIOR to clicking the submit button at the bottom of the completed form. Important: do not submit your application form until you are completely finished editing as your application will be finalized at that time. If you are a prior resident of the Anderson Center, you must wait one year from the time of your residency to apply again.


The Artist Statement, provides an opportunity for you to share, in 100 words or less, a brief statement or summary about your current and future work.


The Resume, CV, or Biographical Statement is a Word or PDF document that shows education, work experience, publications, awards, and previous residency experience. 3 pages maximum.


The Work Plan is a one-page Word or PDF document that clearly and concisely describes what you are working on and what you’d like to accomplish at the Anderson Center. Successful applicants address how the timing, location, and cohort-based model of the residency would benefit their practice. Artists may also mention how specific amenities or resources at the Anderson Center (such as the surrounding natural environment, specific studio spaces or equipment) would advance their work. The statement can be single-spaced.


Community Engagement Statement is a chance for you to address, in 200 words or less, any interests, goals, or connections that may help staff in developing your engagement activity with community members in Red Wing. What sort of mutually beneficial exchange would both advance your practice and be meaningful for local participants? We are not asking for any concrete plans here, just some general ideas for us to consider.


Work Samples should be of recent work and should include:

  • For composers and musicians: 3 to 5 recordings
  • For visual artists: At least 5 images of work (300 dpi or larger)
  • For nonfiction and fiction writers: 10 pages of double-spaced prose
  • For playwrights & screenwriters: 10-page excerpt (does not need to be from the beginning)
  • For poets: 10 pages of poetry
  • For translators: 10 pages of translation and original text
  • For performance artists: 3 short videos excerpts of performances (no videos longer than 5 minutes)
  • For filmmakers: at least 3 short film clips (no videos longer than 5 minutes)
  • For Scholars: 10 pages of work, including research abstracts and relevant diagrams


ACCOMMODATIONS
Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View residence. Visual artists will be provided a 15' x 26' studio and are responsible for supplying their own materials. Other workspaces on-site include a cone 10 gas kiln and electric kilns, an open-air metalsmith facility, a dark room, and a print studio (with a Vandercook 219 letterpress and a Charles Brand-like etching press). Practice space is also available for dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Composers are provided with access to a 1904 Steinway piano and a Royale grand piano. 

Dinners are prepared and presented by the Anderson Center chef Monday through Friday. This chef also shops for groceries for artists-in-residence. Residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches, and meals over the weekends. There are also housekeepers who clean and maintain the historic facilities.

Residents have access to the many walking trails on campus and to the Cannon Valley Trail, which goes through the Anderson Center’s property. Bicycles are also provided. Residents have responded to many different aspects of the gorgeous Tower View campus through their work, including composers sampling natural sounds and visual artists harvesting plant materials to create site-specific natural inks.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The program is set-up to minimize distractions and other obligations so that artists have every opportunity to fully focus on their work. However, the Anderson Center was one of the first artist residency programs in the country to require that residents give back to the local community and connect with area residents & organizations through community engagement activities. 

Staff work with artists to facilitate and customize at least one hour of mutually beneficial exchange with the Red Wing community that helps foster connection and greater a sense of place. 

Within the last few years, Anderson Center residents have connected with 12 schools in five area communities (ranging from elementary through college), 5 senior centers, 2 correctional or detention facilities, 7 community organizations serving children and families, and 8 community organizations serving adults. Residents have also engaged individuals from all walks of life through public workshops, events, discussions, and artful interventions -- both at the Anderson Center or in the community of Red Wing.


PROGRAM MISSION & VALUES

"This stay is particularly suitable for artists who want to devote themselves intensively to the realization of a concept. Here you can devote yourself to artistic work undisturbed and far away from everyday worries." - Eva Möseneder, 2012 resident

The mission of the Anderson Center is to, in the unique and historic setting of Tower View, offer residencies in the arts, sciences, and humanities; provide a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas; encourage the pursuit of creative and scholarly endeavors; and serve as a forum for significant contributions to society.

The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency Program was set-up by a working poet to support other artists and continues to be led by administrative staff with hands-on experience in the creative process. Most importantly, staff trust artists to know what they need most to advance their individual practices. The Center does not dictate specific outcomes or arrange regular structured activities. Instead, the expectation is that the gift of time and space will generate significant advancements in residents' work. The Anderson Center trusts the artists to best use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work artists create while in residence.

Since 2014 the Anderson Center at Tower View has offered such month-long residencies in alternating years to small groups of Deaf artists, including poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, whose native or adoptive language is American Sign Language (ASL). Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Anderson Center's Deaf Artist Residency is the only program in the country that is Deaf-centric. It was developed with the goal of contributing to the creation of a local and national network of Deaf culture-creators.

The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City. Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, the program offers a stipend & travel honorarium and provides early-career artists in need of focused time and dedicated space with an inspiring residency work environment that empowers them take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

In 2021, the Anderson Center launched the First Step Public Artist Residency Program, a month-long residency-fellowship for one public artist, cultural producer, or social practitioner living and working within the state of Minnesota to deepen their practice in storytelling, cultural arts organizing, and collaborative community engagement while serving as a catalyst for social action & relationship building in rural Red Wing, MN.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Salzburg Artist Exchange operates in cooperation with Stadt-Salzburg Artist-in-Residence Program and is open to emerging and mid-career Minnesota artists. Quzhou Artist Exchange partners with the Quzhou College of Technology and is only open to artists living in or around Red Wing. The Center also participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

As an interdisciplinary arts organization, the Anderson Center embraces artists who are diverse in every way. Since its inception, the organization has intentionally worked with artists representing a wide range of disciplines, with the belief that the exchange of ideas is generative. The residency program supports artists from around the world, representing a wide range of cultures, races, sexual identities and genders. The Center strives to bring people and ideas together and operates with a spirit of welcome for all.


VACCINATION POLICY
Prior to arrival, all artists are sent a revised Residency Handbook outline many items related to daily life for artists-in-residence, including the most current safety policies and protocols. The organization's goal is to balance standard pandemic policies and clear expectations while also highlighting areas where communication or flexibility within each cohort might be beneficial or needed.

Again, the Anderson Center Residency Program trusts that artists know what they need most to advance their individual practices and how best to use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals. Likewise, artists are empowered to collectively make changes where appropriate and ultimately build the artist community they'd like to see. 

At the same time, and as is outlined in the Residency Handbook, the Anderson Center is committed to supporting artists by creating a safe space for their residency experience. As such, for the 2023 season, the organization requires all participating artists to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival.

Of course even with all of these precautions, by simply participating in an artist residency program, there is an inherent risk of exposure, even for vaccinated persons, that is beyond the ability of the Anderson Center to control entirely. By applying to this program you are communicating that you are comfortable with that risk and that you are also up-to-date on your COVID vaccinations (or will be prior to arrival).


SELECTION TIMELINE
January 16, 2023 (12:00 p.m. Noon CST) – application deadline
February 3, 2023 – Jury has selected Round 2 applications. All artists are notified of the status of their application  
March 2, 2023– Final notification to selected artists, wait-list and runners-up


SELECTION CRITERIA Selection criteria include (in order of importance):
1) Artistic excellence as demonstrated by work samples, resume and artist statement
2) Potential benefit and impact on career as demonstrated by work plan
3) Balance of artistic disciplines, identity, geography, etc within selected cohort


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, in admission, access, or employment. The Anderson Center staff is willing to do what they can to accommodate residents with disabilities. Please call before applying to discuss special needs.

 

The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.


The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency is an ideal fit for early-career artists in need of focused time and dedicated space in an inspiring residency work environment that empowers them take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.


Thanks to generous support from the Jerome Foundation, selected emerging artists receive a $625/week artist stipend, documentation support, art-making resources, lodging & studio space, a travel honorarium, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.


The Anderson Center is an artist community founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting in rural Red Wing, MN (approximately 1-hour outside the Twin Cities metro).


The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency is geared toward generative art making, as well as exchange across an interdisciplinary cohort. The program is well suited for vocational early-career artists in pursuit of time, space, and resources to truly commit to a project and explore new creative territories. Critiques, studio visits, and formal professional development are not offered.


The Anderson Center seeks to support emerging writers and artists with an uncompromising drive to create new work at Tower View in August 2023 that demonstrates significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, and engages diverse communities. The organization also believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas between artists working across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.


TO APPLY
The application deadline for the Anderson Center's 2023 Emerging Artist Residency Program is Monday, January 16, 2023 at 12 p.m. Noon, Central Standard Time. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late January and early February. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 3 as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late February following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023.


ABOUT THE ANDERSON CENTER
The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in rural Red Wing, Minn., has renovated and restored historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.

The Anderson Center's flagship artist residency program enables artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. In addition to community engagement activities through the artist residency program, the organization has a strong history of helping integrate the arts into community life through local partnerships, hosting annual arts events and participating in other community-based initiatives.


ABOUT THE JEROME FOUNDATION
The Jerome Foundation, founded in 1964 by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), honors his legacy through multi-year grants to support the creation, development, and presentation of new works by early career artists. The Foundation makes grants to vocational early career artists, and those nonprofit arts organizations that serve them, in all disciplines in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The Jerome Foundation is generously providing support for the Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program in August of 2023.


LOCATION
The Anderson Center campus is located on the 350-acre historic Tower View Estate, built by scientist & farmer Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson between 1915 and 1921, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota, and its buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Center features a large sculpture garden, and is adjacent to the Cannon Valley Trail, a 20-mile biking and walking trail that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.


The Center is approximately 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Transportation is provided between the Center and the Twin Cities airport on the first and last day of residencies only. Artist Residents that choose to drive will have access to private parking on the property.
The community of Red Wing, Minn., (pop. 16,000) is nestled amidst the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River.


The town is settled on the ancestral homelands of the Mdewakanton & Wahpakute bands of the Dakota people. The City of Red Wing is named after Tatanka Mani (Walking Buffalo), a leader of the Mdewakanton Dakota in the upper Mississippi Valley who wore a ceremonial swan’s wing dyed in brilliant red. In 1815, Tatanka Mani and his people moved their village south to a place they called Khemnichan (Hill, Wood, & Water) in present-day downtown Red Wing. Euro-American immigrants who met him as they advanced into the region in the early nineteenth century came to know him and his village as “Red Wing.”


Since its settlement and eventual incorporation in 1857, Red Wing established itself as a center for agriculture, industry, tourism, medical care, technology, and the arts. The Red Wing Shoe Company and its iconic brands, in particular, continue to have a significant impact on the community’s economic, business, and community development climates. Natural resources abound with Red Wing's riverfront, winding paths through the majestic bluffs, bike trails, and 35 city parks. The Prairie Island Indian Community is located northwest of the city. Frontenac State Park is to the southeast on Lake Pepin. Minnesota State College Southeast Technical’s Red Wing campus is known for its string and brass instrument repair programs. The MN Dept. of Corrections also operates a large juvenile residential facility in Red Wing.


Other amenities include a destination bakery, a chocolate shop, coffee shops, restaurants, the flagship Red Wing Shoe Company store, Goodhue County Historical Society Museum, the Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery store, the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, a Duluth Trading store, the Red Wing Marine Museum, a Target, several pharmacies, a plant nursery & garden center, a Mayo Health System Hospital, a small independent bookstore, and a public library.


Other key community stakeholders include the historic Sheldon Theatre, the Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing YMCA, Red Wing Youth Outreach, Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, Red Wing Area Friends of Immigrants, Red Wing Area Women’s Network, Live Healthy Red Wing, Artreach, Red Wing Artisan Collective, the Artist Sanctuary, Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors, Big Turn Music Festival, Red Wing AAUW, Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, Red Wing Girl Scouts, Red Wing Public Schools, Tower View Alternative School, and Universal Music Center, as well as several City boards, commissions, and departments.

DEFINITION OF “EMERGING ARTIST”
While the Anderson Center’s general Artist Residency Program hosts artists with a wide range of talent and experience, its Emerging Artist Residency Program exclusively focuses on meeting the specific needs of artists who are in the early stages of their artistic development and career.
The Anderson Center’s goal is to support artists early in their careers who create work that is and/or has the potential to be:

  • Compelling—offering distinctive vision and authentic voice;
  • Deeply considered, imaginative, and executed with attention to craft and with technical proficiency, providing artistic experiences that communicate unique perspective/s, and invite viewers to question, discover, explore new ideas in new ways;
  • Innovative and risk-taking—engaging, questioning, challenging or re-imagining conventional artistic forms.

The Anderson Center defines an emerging artist as someone in the early stages of their creative development with 2-10 years of generative experience, and:

  • have a focused direction and goals, even while still developing their artistic “voice”
  • have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large
  • are vocational (as opposed to avocational, academic, amateur or educational) artists

Artists who have been in the field for longer than 10 years (excluding any time in a degree-granting program; as a dancer in work created by others; remounting the work of other choreographers; or time away from working as an artist due to circumstances–e.g., having children, caring for family members, long-term illness, etc.) are generally not eligible, even if they feel under-recognized. Age is not a factor in determining emerging artist status.


ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
The four primary eligibility guidelines for the Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency are:

  1. Legal residency in the State of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City.
  2. Not enrolled in any degree-granting program from time of application through residency period.
  3. Self-identification as an “emerging artist” with 2-10 years of generative experience in the field
  4. An artistic practice centered in generating and creating entirely new work.


Minnesota or New York City artists - Artists must currently be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application. Artist did (or will) file US federal taxes as a resident of Minnesota or New York City. Account address in Submittable must be within MN or NYC. Selected artists will be required to provide proof of Minnesota or New York City residency before a residency is formally offered. Artists must have a US Social Security Number or US Tax ID.


No students - Students enrolled in any degree-granting program from the time of application through the residency period are not eligible to apply for an Emerging Artist Residency at the Anderson Center (this includes any and all K-12, technical school, college, graduate, postgraduate, ABD studies). There are no exceptions to this eligibility criterion. If an artist is pursuing a degree-granting program in some form, they are not eligible. Please do not contact Anderson Center staff regarding technical situations or special edge cases around student status. This program supports vocational artists, not students. No matter the specifics or details, if an artist can be considered a student of a degree-granting program in any way, they are simply not eligible.


“Emerging Artist” Status – Eligible artists self-identify as an “emerging artist” and are in the early stages of their creative development with 2-10 years of generative experience. The Anderson Center’s goal is to serve a spectrum of artists typically in their 2nd to 10th year of creative practice, post-student status (if applicable). This spectrum is framed by artists with some track record of creating and presenting full work (not beginning artists), and artists who are NOT at a point in their careers where they receive consistent development and production opportunities and significant recognition, awards, and acclaim (not mid-career or established artists).


Artists who have been in the field for longer than 10 years (excluding any time in a degree-granting program; as a dancer in work created by others; remounting the work of other choreographers; or time away from working as an artist due to circumstances–e.g., having children, caring for family members, long-term illness, etc.) are generally not eligible, even if they feel under-recognized.


Age is not a determining factor. Career stage is assessed by the cumulative number of years an artist has been generating their own work. Mid-career or established artists shifting from one artistic discipline to another will not be considered early career. For example, a composer with a substantial career in music who is now moving into film will not be considered early career.


The Anderson Center has defined the 2–10 year span recognizing that some artists may experience enormous success and move past early career status well before their 5th year or 10th year. The organization recognizes that the number of opportunities afforded to artists may differ significantly based on discipline, race/ethnicity, class, gender, physical ability, and geography among other factors. Consequently, some artists may be past their 10th year and still be on the spectrum of early career status due to taking time out of active artistic practice for school or other circumstances. The Anderson Center understands that the lack of an absolute or rigid definition leaves room for interpretation, but embraces this flexibility out of our value around diversity and in recognition of the many variables that impact artists’ careers.


New Work – Eligible artists are generating and creating entirely new work (rather than interpreting, translating, arranging, copying, remounting pre-existing work or the work of others). Generative artists are those who conceive and create new original work (e.g., choreographers, composers, playwrights and devisers, filmmakers, writers, visual artists, etc.). This program does not support artists who solely perform or develop/produce the work of others (e.g., dancers, musicians, actors, editors, journalists, etc.).


Collaboratives - Artists that are part of an artistic collective, partnership, or collaborative are welcome to apply, but collaborative residencies are also rare. The program is extremely competitive, and space is simply limited. Each artist must also complete their own application form. Obviously, each application will repeat things and have much overlap. That is OK. In the work plan for in each application, highlight that artist's contribution / skills, while making clear the collaborative nature of the project.


Notes - Artists of all disciplines are eligible and are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted through the Anderson Center’s online webform via Submittable.


Please direct any questions regarding emerging artist status and eligibility requirements to Adam Wiltgen, Anderson Center at Tower View Program Director at: adam@andersoncenter.org.


APPLICATION
A completed application form includes a brief artist statement, a work plan, an emerging artist statement, a community engagement statement, work samples, and a resume or CV. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed by the panel. You may begin your application, leave and return as many times as necessary to complete the form PRIOR to clicking the submit button at the bottom of the completed form. Important: do not submit your application form until you are completely finished editing as your application will be finalized at that time. If you are a prior resident of the Anderson Center, you must wait one year from the time of your residency to apply again.

The Artist Statement, provides an opportunity for you to share, in 100 words or less, a brief statement or summary about your current and future work.

The Resume, CV, or Biographical Statement is a Word or PDF document that shows education, work experience, publications, awards, and previous residency experience. 3 pages maximum.

The Work Plan is a one page Word or PDF document that clearly and concisely describes what you are working on and what you’d like to accomplish at the Anderson Center. Successful applicants address how the timing, location, and cohort-based model of the residency would benefit their practice. Artists may also mention how specific amenities or resources at the Anderson Center (such as the surrounding natural environment, specific studio spaces or equipment) would advance their work. The statement can be single-spaced.

An Emerging Artist Statement addresses, in 250 words or less, your status as an emerging artist or early-career artist. How would participating in this program impact or advance your practice as an emerging artist? In what ways would this program meet your needs as an emerging artist? Why is this residency important to this stage of your career path? How do you identify as an emerging artist? 


Community Engagement Statement is a chance for you to address, in 200 words or less, any interests, goals, or connections that may help staff in developing your engagement activity with community members in Red Wing. What sort of mutually beneficial exchange would both advance your practice and be meaningful for local participants? We are not asking for any concrete plans here, just some general ideas for us to consider.



Work Samples should be of recent work and should include:

· For composers and musicians: 3 to 5 recordings
· For visual artists: At least 5 images of work (300 dpi or larger)
· For nonfiction and fiction writers: 10 pages of double-spaced prose
· For playwrights & screenwriters: 10-page excerpt (does not need to be from the beginning)
· For poets: 10 pages of poetry
· For translators: 10 pages of translation and original text
· For performance artists: 3 short videos excerpts of performances (no videos longer than 5 minutes)
· For filmmakers: at least 3 short film clips (no videos longer than 5 minutes)
· For Scholars: 10 pages of work, including research abstracts and relevant diagrams


DURATION OF RESIDENCY
The Anderson Center’s Emerging Artist Residency Program is a 4-week residency-fellowship the month of August 2023. Selected artists must commit to arriving on August 1 and departing on August 30. August is the only month the program takes place.


PROGRAM DETAILS
Each artist-in-residence receives:
· $625/week artist stipend
· Travel honorarium ($550 for New Yorkers and $150 for Minnesotans)
· $450 documentation budget (services for photography, video, audio, etc.)
Evening dinners are prepared and presented by the Anderson Center chef Monday through Friday. The chef also shops for meal items for artist residents, and residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches, and meals over the weekends. There are also housekeepers who clean and maintain the historic facilities.



ACCOMMODATIONS
Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View residence. Visual artists are provided a 15' x 26' studio and are responsible for supplying their own materials.  Other workspaces on site include a cone 10 gas kiln and electric kilns, an open-air metalsmith facility, a dark room, and a print studio (with a Vandercook 219 letterpress and a Charles Brand-like etching press). Practice space is also available for dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Composers are provided with access to a 1904 Steinway piano and a Royale grand piano.

Residents have access to the many walking trails on campus and to the Cannon Valley Trail, which goes through the Anderson Center’s property. Bicycles are also provided. Residents have responded to many different aspects of the gorgeous Tower View campus through their work, including composers sampling natural sounds and visual artists harvesting plant materials to create site-specific natural inks.



COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The program is set-up to minimize distractions and other obligations so that artists have every opportunity to fully focus on their work. However, the Anderson Center was one of the first artist residency programs in the country to require that residents give back to the local community and connect with area residents & organizations through community engagement activities.

Staff work with artists to facilitate and customize at least one hour of mutually beneficial exchange with the Red Wing community that helps foster connection and greater a sense of place.

Within the last few years, Anderson Center residents have connected with 12 schools in five area communities (ranging from elementary through college), 5 senior centers, 2 correctional or detention facilities, 7 community organizations serving children and families, and 8 community organizations serving adults. Residents have also engaged individuals from all walks of life through public workshops, events, discussions, and artful interventions -- both at the Anderson Center or in the community of Red Wing.


PROGRAM MISSION & VALUES
The mission of the Anderson Center is to, in the unique and historic setting of Tower View, offer residencies in the arts, sciences, and humanities; provide a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas; encourage the pursuit of creative and scholarly endeavors; and serve as a forum for significant contributions to society.

The Anderson Center Residency Program was set-up by a working poet to support other artists and continues to function by those with hands-on experience in the creative process. The organization seeks out feedback from residents each month in order to implement necessary changes as it works toward continual improvement of the program. Most importantly, staff trust artists to know what they need most to advance their individual practices. The Center does not dictate specific outcomes or arrange regular structured activities. Instead, the expectation is that the gift of time and space will generate significant advancements in residents' work. The Anderson Center trusts the artists to best use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals.

Since 2014 the Anderson Center has offered such month-long residencies in alternating years to small groups of Deaf artists, including poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, whose native or adoptive language is American Sign Language (ASL). Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Anderson Center's Deaf Artists Residency is the only program in the country that is Deaf-centric. It was developed with the goal of contributing to the creation of a local and national network of Deaf culture-creators.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Center participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA  programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

As an interdisciplinary arts organization, the Anderson Center embraces artists who are diverse in every way. Since its inception, the organization has intentionally worked with artists representing a wide range of disciplines, with the belief that the exchange of ideas is generative. The residency program supports artists from around the world, representing a wide range of cultures, races, sexual identities and genders. The Center strives to bring people and ideas together and operates with a spirit of welcome for all.


VACCINATION POLICY
Prior to arrival, all artists are sent a revised Residency Handbook outline many items related to daily life for artists-in-residence, including the most current safety policies and protocols. The organization's goal is to balance standard pandemic policies and clear expectations while also highlighting areas where communication or flexibility within each cohort might be beneficial or needed. Again, the Anderson Center Residency Program trusts that artists know what they need most to advance their individual practices and how best to use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals. Likewise, artists are empowered to collectively make changes where appropriate and ultimately build the artist community they'd like to see.


At the same time, and as is outlined in the Residency Handbook, the Anderson Center is committed to supporting artists by creating a safe space for their residency experience. As such, for the 2023 season, the organization requires all participating artists to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival.


Of course even with all of these precautions, by simply participating in an artist residency program, there is an inherent risk of exposure, even for vaccinated persons, that is beyond the ability of the Anderson Center to control entirely. By applying to this program you are communicating that you are comfortable with that risk and that you are also up-to-date on your COVID vaccinations (or will be prior to arrival).


SELECTION TIMELINE
January 16, 2023 (12:00 p.m. Noon CST) – application deadline
February 3, 2023 – Jury has selected Round 2 applications. All artists are notified of the status of their application.
February 20, 2023 – Jury has determined finalists. Phone interviews with finalists begin.  
March 2, 2023 – Final notification to selected artists, wait-list and runners-up


SELECTION CRITERIA Selection criteria include (in order of importance):
1) Artistic excellence as demonstrated by work samples, resume and artist statement
2) Potential benefit and impact on career as demonstrated by work plan and emerging artist statement
3) Balance of artistic disciplines, identity, geography, etc within selected cohort

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, in admission, access, or employment. The Anderson Center staff is willing to do what they can to accommodate residents with disabilities. Please call before applying to discuss special needs.


TESTIMONIALS
"My goal during the residency was to fully flesh out one of the characters in my story and I was able to reach that goal. I am truly grateful to The Anderson Center for providing me the time and space to devote to my manuscript. I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I would be had I not been granted the opportunity to travel to Red Wing. I was also able to create a new workshop, which I can take with me back to New York and use for future presentations." – Camille Wanliss, 2022


"At the Anderson Center, I revised all the existing chapters of my previous written work and wrote two brand new chapters. I did more writing in a single month through the Anderson Center than I did in two years. To make it even more impressive, I did my word count and I wrote 39,050 words -- or 161 pgs. With the time that I was given at the Center, I was able to make revisions by hand and then retype what existing work I had during the day and then write new work at night. I felt no need to go social media, did not need to check in with friends or family but devoted myself completely to my work. I left the Center believing that I can and will finish my novel and understanding how important it is to make time to create to the very best of my ability. Thanks so much... for giving me that time and space. You have no idea how much it meant to me -- or still means to me." – Kimarlee Nguyen, 2018


"The privilege of time and space this residency provided me has helped the realization of conceptual and technical milestones in my work that were made possible by the amazing people and printmaking facilities on-site. The community facilitated through this program is unlike anything I've experienced [in] past residencies. The diverse group of Jerome residents nurtured and engendered growth, love, and instilled a sense of community that'll live long past August." - Jonathan Herrera, 2018


“I made decisions on a lot of my work that I only could’ve done simply because I had time to think and tinker. [This experience] surpassed my expectation.” – Glendaliz Camacho, 2016
 

Since 2008, the Anderson Center at Tower View has partnered with the City of Salzburg for an annual international artist exchange program open to a visual artist based in Minnesota. The program promotes cultural cooperation and is based on mutual exchange on equal terms. 

Each July, the City of Salzburg provides a Minnesota visual artist with the opportunity to live and work at a guest studio in the Künstlerhaus building in Salzburg. In return, an artist from Salzburg has the opportunity to live and work at the Anderson Center's artist community. 

The objective of this special cultural promotion is to offer the artists the opportunity to gather new impression and practical experience and to assimilate these into their work. The exchange also serves to establish new contacts and to set up a network between the participating artists and communities on this basis.

The participating Minnesota visual artist is responsible for their own travel costs to Salzburg and back. A €500 stipend for food is provided. The participating artist is requested to gift one piece of work created in Salzburg to the City of Salzburg.


TESTIMONIAL

"In all of my travels, this is one of my top places!  The city is beautiful and [staff] from the City of Salzburg were incredibly kind and helpful.  Some of highlights for me include meeting many other artists, hosting an open studio to share my work, biking along the Salzach river, swimming in the lakes and living on top of the Künstlerhaus museum and watching as they opened a new exhibit.  Truly rewarding!" - Emily Donovan of Minnesota, who participated in 2022.


TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2023 Minnesota - Salzburg Artist Excahnge is Monday, January 16, 2023 at Noon, 12 p.m. Central Standard Time. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late January and early February. The selected artist, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2023.  


ABOUT THE CITY OF SALZBURG

Salzburg is a city of culture with an international reputation. The city uniquely combines tradition and contemporary culture. Its vibrancy is reflected in its openness, and Salzburg has demonstrated its commitment to being a city of openness in its cultural mission statement. The aim is to become established more firmly as a "city of cultural diversity, openness, and quality." In so doing, the dynamic areas of culture, education, and science form a network. An indispensable foundation is an openness to new ideas and horizons and networking on an international level. 

The City of Salzburg's international exchange programs in the fields of the fine arts, literature, and science enable this openness to new things and to networking; they do this by inviting people to work in Salzburg and to find inspiration. At the same time, artists from Salzburg are given the opportunity to gather experience and to integrate new perspectives into their yearly work.


ABOUT THE ANDERSON CENTER

The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in rural Red Wing, Minn., has renovated and restored historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.

The Anderson Center's flagship artist residency program enables artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. In addition to community engagement activities through the artist residency program, the organization has a strong history of helping integrate the arts into community life through local partnerships, hosting annual arts events and participating in other community-based initiatives. 


ELIGIBILITY

This residency, in partnership with Stadt-Salzburg, is open to emerging and mid-career Minnesota visual artists working in all media.

This opportunity is only open to artists primarily working in the visual arts: ceramics, painting, photography, drawing, filmmaking, sculpture, printmaking, fabric, animation, jewelry, and related disciplines. Sorry, writers and performance artists (dancers, choreographers, musicians, actors, etc) are not eligible for the Salzburg Exchange program.

Artists must currently be legal residents of Minnesota and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application. Artist did (or will) file US federal taxes as a resident of Minnesota. Account address in Submittable must be within MN. Selected artist may be required to provide proof of Minnesota residency.

The participating Minnesota artist is responsible for their own travel costs to Salzburg and back.


DURATION OF RESIDENCY

The Minnesota - Salzburg Artist Exchange is taking place July 3 - July 31,  2023.


LOCATION

The Künstlerhaus (artist house) building in Salzburg, Austria, is a well-known arts and exhibition center that provides live-in studios for local artists as well as a studio for an artist-in-residence. It is a five-minute walk from Salzburg’s historic center. The building also hosts a café/restaurant. The Künstlerhaus is managed by the Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg artist’s association).


ACCOMMODATIONS: The Stadt:Atelier live-in studio at the Künstlerhaus building consists of one furnished combined living and working room on two floors (equipped with kitchenette, lounge, and bathroom) of about 70 m². The accommodation offers enough space for 2 persons as it is equipped with two sofa beds. Sheets, towels, dishcloths, and cooking and cleaning supplies are provided. The studio also has wi-fi connectivity. 

Travel expenses to Salzburg and back to Minnesota are not covered. A €500 stipend for food is provided.

See photos of the live/work space.


APPLICATION

A completed application form includes a resume, CV, or biographical statement (3 pages maximum); Letter of Intent; and work samples. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed by the panel. You may begin your application, leave and return as many times as necessary to complete the form PRIOR to clicking the submit button at the bottom of the completed form. Important: do not submit your application form until you are completely finished editing as your application will be finalized at that time.


The Resume, CV, or Biographical Statement is a Word or PDF document that shows education, work experience, publications, awards, and previous residency experience.



Letter of Intent is one-to-two-page Word or PDF document that clearly and concisely describes what you are working on and what you’d like to accomplish while in Salzburg as clearly and concisely as possible. Successful applicants address how the timing, and location of the residency would benefit their practice. Artists may also mention how exchange with the community and culture of Salzburg, as well as specific amenities or resources there, would advance their work. The document can be single-spaced.


Work Samples should be of recent work and should include:

  • At least 10 images of work (300 dpi or larger)


SELECTION TIMELINE

January 16, 2023 (12:00 p.m. Noon CST) – application deadline 

March 2, 2023– Final notification to selected artists, wait-list and runners-up

Residency awards are made by a panel of professional peers. Final awards of the residencies are at the discretion of the Anderson Center.


SELECTION CRITERIA Selection criteria include (in order of importance): 

  1. Artistic excellence as demonstrated by work samples, resume and artist statement 
  2. Potential benefit and impact on career as demonstrated by work plan 
  3. Potential for exchange between MN artist & Salzburg community, project is a good fit for Salzburg, ability to accomplish / feasibility of project or exchange as demonstrated by application materials


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, in admission, access, or employment. The Anderson Center staff is willing to do what they can to accommodate residents with disabilities. Please call before applying to discuss special needs.


The Anderson Center’s Winter Retreat program is a short-term residency during the organization’s off-season for artists and writers seeking concentrated creative time for reflection and the advancement of their personal artistic goals. A Winter Retreat at the Anderson Center is a fee-based opportunity for up to four artists at a time to live in community and fellowship while working on their own projects in the inspiring setting of the historic Tower View Estate.

The Anderson Center is currently accepting applications for sessions of 1 to 3 weeks in duration from Monday, January 9 to Sunday, January 29, 2023. Arrival takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Monday and includes a short orientation. Check out is by 10 a.m. on Sundays. Spaces are rented on a first come, first serve basis and acceptance is made at the discretion of staff. There is no fee to apply. Application or participation in a Winter Retreat in no way affects eligibility or selection for other Anderson Center Residency Programs.

Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply. A self-paced Winter Retreat may be a good fit for artists & writers who need time away from daily responsibilities and distractions to focus on a creative project, visual artists needing access to the Anderson Center’s specific studio facilities, or educators seeking focused creative time during a winter break or sabbatical. A Winter Retreat is also an ideal opportunity for collaborating artists to advance a project or work alongside one another at Tower View.

If you have any questions about Winter Retreats, please contact Program Director Adam M. Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4.


RATES, ACCOMMODATIONS, & AMENITIES

The weekly rate for a Winter Retreat at the Anderson Center is $600. A 10% discount is offered to local artists living with in Goodhue County, Minnesota. A 50% deposit is due upon acceptance with the balance due at arrival. There is no fee to apply. Notification of acceptance and confirmation of dates will be emailed within a week of receiving application.

A Winter Retreat in the Historic Tower View Residence includes a private bedroom and a private bathroom, along with access to a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, living room, dining room, and several common spaces. Bedrooms are equipped with either a king bed, full bed, or twin beds; a desk, a dresser, a large closet, and a comfortable chair.

Linens and towels are provided. The house is cleaned weekly. Couples are welcome and may share bedroom/studio if desired. Children and pets (except for certified service animals) are unable to be accommodated during Winter Retreats.

The Granary Printmaking Studio (with a Vandercook 219 letterpress and Charles Brand-like etching press) is available for Winter Retreats for $150/week. The fee for a 15' x 26' visual art studio in the North Studios complex (with a sink, heater, easels, and tables) is $100/week.

The Anderson Center does not supply paper or any visual art supplies. Residents are generally expected to bring supplies and tools with them, or have supplies sent to the Center prior to arrival. All Winter Retreat participants should be able and willing to work independently.

Dancers and choreographers interested in using the Tower View Barn for movement work are encouraged to inquire with staff regarding availability and rates. Musicians and composers interested in utilizing the Tower View Barn (and its Grand Royale piano) are likewise encouraged to make a special request about rates and availability.

The Anderson Center does not hire a chef for Winter Retreats and no meals or groceries are provided. Participating writers and artists are expected to do their own grocery shopping and their own cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. There are numerous grocery stores, gourmet shops and restaurants nearby.

Artists are responsible for their own transportation. Given the time of year, Tower View’s location, and that no food is provided, participating artists and writers staying longer than one week are required to have their own car with them.


CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

Before December 1, cancellations will be offered a refund of their deposit. Beginning December 1, deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations will not be offered a refund of their deposit on or after December 1.


VACCINATION POLICY

Prior to arrival, all artists are sent a Retreat Handbook outlining many items related to daily life, including the most current safety policies and protocols. The organization's goal is to balance standard pandemic policies and clear expectations while also highlighting areas where communication or flexibility within each cohort might be beneficial or needed.

The Anderson Center Residency Program trusts that artists know what they need most to advance their individual practices and how best to use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals. Likewise, artists are empowered to collectively make changes where appropriate and ultimately build the artist community they'd like to see.

At the same time, and as is outlined in the Retreat Handbook, the Anderson Center is committed to supporting artists by creating a safe space for their residency experience. As such, the organization requires all participating Winter Retreat artists to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival.

Of course even with all of these precautions, by simply participating in an the retreat program with other artists, there is an inherent risk of exposure, even for vaccinated persons, that is beyond the ability of the Anderson Center to control entirely. By applying to this program you are communicating that you are comfortable with that risk and that you are also up-to-date on your COVID vaccinations (or will be prior to arrival). A COVID-19 risk acknowledgement and liability waiver is included in the retreat agreement.


ABOUT THE ANDERSON CENTER

The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate in rural Red Wing, Minn., has renovated and restored historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.

The Anderson Center's flagship artist residency program runs May through October each year and enables artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. In addition to community engagement activities through the artist residency program, the organization has a strong history of helping integrate the arts into community life through local partnerships, hosting annual arts events and participating in other community-based initiatives.


LOCATION

The Anderson Center campus is located on the 350-acre historic Tower View Estate, built by scientist & farmer Dr. Alexander Pierce Anderson between 1915 and 1921, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota, and its buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Center features a large sculpture garden, and is adjacent to the Cannon Valley Trail, a 20-mile biking and walking trail that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.

The Center is approximately 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Transportation is provided between the Center and the Twin Cities airport on the first and last day of residencies only. Artist Residents that choose to drive will have access to private parking on the property.

The community of Red Wing, Minn., (pop. 16,000) is nestled amidst the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River.

The town is settled on the ancestral homelands of the Mdewakanton & Wahpakute bands of the Dakota people. The City of Red Wing is named after Tatanka Mani (Walking Buffalo), a leader of the Mdewakanton Dakota in the upper Mississippi Valley who wore a ceremonial swan’s wing dyed in brilliant red. In 1815, Tatanka Mani and his people moved their village south to a place they called Khemnichan (Hill, Wood, & Water) in present-day downtown Red Wing. Euro-American immigrants who met him as they advanced into the region in the early nineteenth century came to know him and his village as “Red Wing.”

Since its settlement and eventual incorporation in 1857, Red Wing established itself as a center for agriculture, industry, tourism, medical care, technology, and the arts. The Red Wing Shoe Company and its iconic brands, in particular, continue to have a significant impact on the community’s economic, business, and community development climates. Natural resources abound with Red Wing's riverfront, winding paths through the majestic bluffs, bike trails, and 35 city parks. The Prairie Island Indian Community is located northwest of the city. Frontenac State Park is to the southeast on Lake Pepin. Minnesota State College Southeast Technical’s Red Wing campus is known for its string and brass instrument repair programs. The MN Dept. of Corrections also operates a large juvenile residential facility in Red Wing.

Other amenities include a destination bakery, a chocolate shop, coffee shops, restaurants, the flagship Red Wing Shoe Company store, Goodhue County Historical Society Museum, the Red Wing Stoneware & Pottery store, the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, a Duluth Trading store, the Red Wing Marine Museum, a Target, several pharmacies, a plant nursery & garden center, a Mayo Health System Hospital, a small independent bookstore, and a public library.

Other key community stakeholders include the historic Sheldon Theatre, the Red Wing Arts Association, Red Wing YMCA, Red Wing Youth Outreach, Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County, Red Wing Area Friends of Immigrants, Red Wing Area Women’s Network, Live Healthy Red Wing, Artreach, Red Wing Artisan Collective, the Artist Sanctuary, Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors, Big Turn Music Festival, Red Wing AAUW, Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, Red Wing Girl Scouts, Red Wing Public Schools, Tower View Alternative School, and Universal Music Center, as well as several City boards, commissions, and departments.


PROGRAM MISSION & VALUES

"This stay is particularly suitable for artists who want to devote themselves intensively to the realization of a concept. Here you can devote yourself to artistic work undisturbed and far away from everyday worries." - Eva Möseneder, 2012 resident

The mission of the Anderson Center is to, in the unique and historic setting of Tower View, offer residencies in the arts, sciences, and humanities; provide a dynamic environment for the exchange of ideas; encourage the pursuit of creative and scholarly endeavors; and serve as a forum for significant contributions to society.

The Anderson Center Residency Program was set-up by a working poet to support other artists and continues to be led by administrative staff with hands-on experience in the creative process. Most importantly, staff trust artists to know what they need most to advance their individual practices. The Center does not dictate specific outcomes or arrange regular structured activities. Instead, the expectation is that the gift of time and space will generate significant advancements in residents' work. The Anderson Center trusts the artists to best use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work artists create while in residence.

Since 2014 the Anderson Center has offered such month-long residencies in alternating years to small groups of Deaf artists, including poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers, whose native or adoptive language is American Sign Language (ASL). Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Anderson Center's Deaf Artist Residency is the only program in the country that is Deaf-centric. It was developed with the goal of contributing to the creation of a local and national network of Deaf culture-creators.

The Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City. Offering a stipend & travel honorarium, the program aims to meet the specific needs of emerging artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

In 2021, the Anderson Center launched the First Step Public Artist Residency Program, a month-long residency-fellowship for one public artist, cultural producer, or social practitioner living and working within the state of Minnesota to deepen their practice in storytelling, cultural arts organizing, and collaborative community engagement while serving as a catalyst for social action & relationship building in rural Red Wing, MN.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Salzburg Artist Exchange operates in cooperation with Stadt-Salzburg Artist-in-Residence Program and is open to emerging and mid-career Minnesota artists. Quzhou Artist Exchange partners with the Quzhou College of Technology and is only open to artists living in or around Red Wing. The Center also participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

As an interdisciplinary arts organization, the Anderson Center embraces artists who are diverse in every way. Since its inception, the organization has intentionally worked with artists representing a wide range of disciplines, with the belief that the exchange of ideas is generative. The residency program supports artists from around the world, representing a wide range of cultures, races, sexual identities and genders. The Center strives to bring people and ideas together and operates with a spirit of welcome for all.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, in admission, access, or employment. The Anderson Center staff is willing to do what they can to accommodate residents with disabilities. Please call before applying to discuss special needs.

The Anderson Center