Open Call


Franconia Sculpture Park

No Funding
Shafer, United States


-Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV. -Artists must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency. -Artists must be U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa. -Applicant’s work must be characterized as one or more of the following: sculpture, three-dimensional installation, multimedia, site-specific, land art, conceptual art, social practice, and/or performance.

Number of Participants

Between 12-18 Intern Artists will be selected. Intern Artists are asked to select from the following residency dates: -Spring: April 5 – June 12 -Summer: June 14 – August 14 -Fall: August 16 – November 20


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 05, 2020 - November 21, 2020


  • $20.00 application fee


Installation Space, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mentors, Performances, Professional Development, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Conceptual Art, Design, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Makers, Multimedia, Performance Art, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Intern Artist Residency Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create public artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and the chance to work along-side peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow. The Intern Artist Residency Program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career. In exchange for housing, meals, and studio space, selected artists’ commit to working for Franconia Sculpture Park for five hours per day, six days per week.

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