They provide all room and meal costs.
Travel, insurance, materials and other living expenses.
For residencies during the months May-July, apply by February 1.
For residencies during the months of August-October, apply by March 1. Completed applications must arrive on or before these deadlines in order to be considered in the judging period.
Each completed application must include: a completed application form, resume, work plan, work sample, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification. Due to their limited staff they are unable to return work samples.
The aim of the center is to uphold the unique wealth of the arts in the region; to develop, foster, and promote the creation of works by artists of all kinds; and to provide leadership and services that help to insure a strong, healthy arts community and a greater recognition of the value of the arts in society.
The Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress
In addition to working on a clearly defined project, resident-fellows are asked to make a substantive contribution to the community. Each year Center residents visit schools, senior centers, civic organizations, adult and juvenile detention centers, and other arts institutions in Red Wing and its nearby rural communities, with over 2300 people, from primary school children to senior citizens, benefiting from these community presentations, workshops, and classes.
The residents are housed in the historic mansion on the property, which has 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. Some baths are shared.
They provide a studio, with electricity and running water to each visual artist. Writers have access to many quiet spaces, including their rooms.
Visual artists are provided a 15'x 26' studio. Other workspaces on site include a natural down-draft kiln, a printmaking studio, and an open-air metalsmith facility. Practice space is also available for dancers and choreographers.
The residency program is located in a rural setting on a 100-year-old estate located 3 miles from Red Wing, MN, population 16,000.
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