Open Call

2022 Anderson Center Artist Residency Program

Anderson Center

No Funding
Red Wing, United States


The Residency Program is open to emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, scholars, and translators from across the globe. The program is interdisciplinary and the organization welcomes applications from a wide range of creative and intellectual genres, including those that don't fit neatly into the above list.

Number of Participants

May 2022 - two 4-week slots (or four 2-week spots); space for 2 - 4 artists depending on duration September 2022 - three 4-week slots (or six 2-week spots); space for 3 - 5 artists depending on duration October 2022 - four 4-week slots (or eight 2-week spots); space for 4 - 6 artists depending on duration Please keep in mind the organization gives preference to 4-week residencies. While flexibility is certainly a necessity right now, in general, no more than two spots (4 artists) would be reserved for 2-week residencies in a given month. Again, ideally all residencies would be 4-weeks in duration. In practical terms across the season, there is space available for nine 4-week residencies or at least three 4-week residencies and up to ten 2-week residencies. Collaborative applications are welcome, but collaborative residencies are also rare. The program is extremely competitive and space is simply limited (especially in 2022).


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


May 01, 2022 - October 31, 2022


  • $20.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Silver Darkroom


Home-Stay, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Tea, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Group Dinners, Retreat, Self-Directed


Acting, Animation, Architecture, Ballet, Blacksmith, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Glass, Illustration, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Metalsmith, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Visual Arts



Program Description

The Anderson Center provides residencies of two to four weeks’ duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, musicians, and performers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete work. For the 2022 season, the program will host five vaccinated artists at a time. The Anderson Center Residency Program was established by a working poet to support other artists and continues to be led by administrative staff with hands-on experience in the creative process. The Anderson Center trusts artists to best use their time to benefit their own work and reach their own goals. The expectation is that the program's cohort model and distinctive setting, along with the gift of time and space, generates significant advancements in residents' work.

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