Open Call

2022-23 Tusen Takk Artist Residency Program

Tusen Takk Foundation

With Funding
Leland, United States


Tusen Takk welcomes applications from both emerging and established visual artists working primarily in photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, as well as creative writers and composers who have/are: The ability to produce a consistent body of high-quality work A dedication to their artistic practice with a desire to spend at least 30 hours a week in the studio The self-motivation needed to work alone. Unless the residency is to be a collaboration between two people, the vast majority of the time the resident will be living and working in solitude A willingness to engage audiences An openness to sharing thoughts on their work, their practice, and their processes through Tusen Takk’s online and printed publications Comfortable communicating with Tusen Takk’s English-speaking staff and audiences 21 or older US citizenship or the ability to obtain a US visa (if needed) Alumni Tusen Takk artists are welcome to reapply 5 years after their last residency

Number of Participants

The program is typically meant to house one artist, two in collaboration, or an artist with an assistant. The Guesthouse can accommodate a maximum of four guests, two per bedroom. Due to the limited size of our Guesthouse’s living quarters, we cannot house large collectives or groups. We ask that collaborators/duos apply together, submitting one application that reflects the nature of the proposed collaborative work. One applicant should be designated the primary applicant and the other(s) named in the “collaborator/assistant” field. The application requires only the three references in total but please indicate who owns which relationship. Please also note that only the primary applicant is offered an honorarium.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 13, 2022 - December 16, 2023


  • $625.00 stipend (weekly)


  • $25.00 application fee


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Computer Lab, Darkroom, Individual Studio, Large Format Printers, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Sound Studio, Wood Shop


Guest House, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Open Studios, Performances, Workshops


Composers, Drawing, Fiction, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Literature, Makers, Multimedia, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Theatre, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

Tusen Takk’s 3- to 8-week residencies are geared for artists to explore new ideas or expand current work. We look for ideas and work that will affirm and enrich the human spirit, giving form to chaos and perception to beauty. Artists should be self-motivated so they can be productive in the isolation afforded by a residency with a giving spirit that’s exemplified by a willingness to share insights with audiences about their work and processes. While in residence, artists are encouraged to engage with the local arts community; this could take the shape of a small-scale workshop/studio visit, or a public artist’s talk, exhibition, or performance, virtually or with one of the Foundation’s partner organizations. Residents are provided housing with 24/7 access to the Foundation’s Studios. Financial assistance is provided to the artist in the form of an honorarium. Arrangements can be made to use the Peckham Library and Collection as a resource for learning and inspiration.

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