Open Call

2023 Franconia Fellowships Residency Open-Call

Franconia Sculpture Park

With Funding
Shafer, United States


Application Opens: June 1, 2022 - August 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM CST Dates: Spring, May 15, 2023 - June 28, 2023 | Fall, August 16, 2023 - September 30, 2023 Apply: Fellowships for artists making object-based work offer a self-directed residency and $7500 stipend to fabricate and install work for exhibition in the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. These fellows also stay on-site for up to six weeks within the timeframes offered; residency dates will be scheduled directly with the residency director. Fellowships for artists working in performance include a $7500 stipend and dynamic professional opportunities. Residents will stay for 2 to 6 weeks at Franconia followed by a one-week stay in Minneapolis with Franconia partner Dreamsong, where fellows will present a public program. Additionally, these fellows will have an opportunity to present their work for inclusion in the 2023 Satellite Art Show in Miami.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 01, 2023 - October 31, 2023


  • $7,500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $25.00 application fee


Guest House


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

Public Programs



Installation, Land Art, Performance Art, Sculpture, Sound Art, Video Art


No languages listed

Program Description

Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) operates a 50-acre outdoor museum, an artist-in-residence program, robust public programming, and expansive educational initiatives. FSP is a cultural anchor to the Twin Cities with a national reach into contemporary art communities and a growing audience of nearly 200,000 visitors each year. We support sculpture and installation including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art. Franconia provides a communal residency experience where up to 18 selected artists live on-site at our 4500 sq. ft. farmhouse throughout the year. Opportunities include Artist Family, Writers, and Fellowship residencies.

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