The Anderson Center

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

For residencies during the months May, June, July, September, and October apply by February 15. The August residency is funded by the Jerome Foundation in support of emerging artists who live in Minnesota or New York City; there is no application fee to apply to the Jerome Emerging Artist Residency. Applications for the Jerome residency must be completed by February 15. Applications must be complete on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the judging period.

A completed application form includes a resume, CV, or biographical statement (3 pages maximum); work plan; and work sample. Incomplete will not be reviewed by the panel. 

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

The Work Plan is a one to two page Word or PDF document. Write about your work, yourself, and your current thinking about what you’d like to accomplish at the Anderson Center as clearly and concisely as possible. Statement can be single-spaced.

Work Samples should be of recent work and should include:
  • For composers: 3 to 5 recordings
  • For visual artists: At least 5 images of work
  • For nonfiction and fiction writers: 10 pages of double-spaced prose
  • For poets: 10 pages of poetry
  • For translators: 10 pages of translation and original text
  • For performance artists: 3 short videos of performances

 The Residency Program is open to visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and translators. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field; both mature and emerging artists of promise are welcome to apply.

DURATION OF RESIDENCY: The Anderson Center offers residencies of two weeks or one month from May through October. Anderson Center residencies begin on the 1st or 16th of each month and end on the 15th or last day of each month for periods of 2-4 weeks. Your residency period must be selected within these guidelines. Please plan your requested residency dates carefully.  Preference is given to those applying for month-long stays. If you have been a prior resident to the Anderson Center, you must wait three years from the time of your residency to apply again.

LOCATION: The Anderson Center campus is on 350 acres of the historic Tower View Estate, built by AP Anderson between 1915 and 1921, on the western edge of Red Wing, Minnesota, and the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period in the historic Tower View mansion. Visual artists are provided a 15' x 26' studio. Other workspaces on site include a gas kiln and electric kilns, a printmaking studio, and an open-air metalsmith facility. Practice space is also available for dancers and choreographers. Dinners are prepared and presented by the Anderson Center chef Monday through Friday. The chef will also shop for meal items for the artist residents, and the residents are responsible for preparing their own breakfasts and lunches, and meals over the weekends.

SELECTION: Residency awards are made by a panel of professional peers and are announced 30 - 45 days after the application deadline. Final awards of the residencies are at the discretion of the Anderson Center. In some instances, artists and writers are invited by the director to participate.

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