Open Call

2021 Fellowship Artist-in-Residence

Franconia Sculpture Park

With Funding
Shafer, United States


● Be 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history.  ● Stay for a minimum of three weeks to three months. ● Multiple disciplines are accepted, including but not limited to, sculpture, land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, socially engaged art, multidisciplinary art, installation, and performance. ● Small collaborative groups of two may apply with one designated lead. Collaboratives must combine shared professional experience into one resume with both artists listed.  ● International artists may apply. ● Alumni are welcome to reapply. ● Artists may be accompanied by a child or spouse with pre-approval and pending availability. ● Artists interested in other residency opportunities will need to submit a separate application and accompanying application fee.

Number of Participants

Up to ten residents at any given time.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 07, 2021 - October 22, 2021


  • $5,000.00 stipend (monthly)


  • $25.00 application fee


Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Guest House, Kitchen, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


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

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Professional Development, Visiting Professionals


Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Digital Media, Fiber Arts, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Performance Art, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Franconia Fellowship supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists, and is open to local, national, and internationally based artists. We provide time, space, and resources for artists towards the development, production, and installation of their work. Franconia work facilities include: an outdoor 10,000 square-foot work pad and woodshop with dedicated equipment for sculptural fabrication; a shared flex space; a Skutt kiln with Zone 10 capability; and access to public spaces at Franconia Commons; including a café, gift shop, and exhibition space. ASSISTANCE ● Fellows receive a $5000 stipend to create a finished work to be installed or presented at Franconia Sculpture Park for up to two years ● Professional development opportunities such as: access to visiting curators; studio visits, field trips; public talks; workshops; and the potential to revisit Franconia as an alumni member ● Technical training ● Production Support by Emerging Artist Residents upon request.

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