Open Call

2020 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

Lanesboro Arts

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Lanesboro, United States


Artists of all disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply. Artists must 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. Only early career / emerging artists are eligible for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program. Lanesboro Arts defines an “emerging artist,” or early career artist, as an individual who has great potential in their artistic practice but has not yet received major recognition, has not yet been substantially celebrated for their work and / or is not yet established significant “footing” withing their field. Degree-seeking students at the time of application, or during the grant period, are NOT eligible for the residency (including K-12, college, graduate or post graduate studies). Age is not a factor in determining an emerging artist.

Number of Participants

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program offers two or four week residencies to 2-3 emerging artists each year that driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must then be split amongst the collective.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2020 - December 31, 2020


  • $1,000.00 stipend (weekly)


Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Piano, Stage


Apartment, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Performances, Round Tables, Workshops


Acting, Administrators, Architecture, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Culinary, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Video Art, Video Games, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience. Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

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