Open Call


Franconia Sculpture Park

No Funding
Shafer, United States


- Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV. - Artists must be 21 years of age or older during the time of residency. - Artists must be U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa. - 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. - Alumni must participate in the full application process. - Artists must be able to present proof of health insurance for Franconia Sculpture Park records.

Number of Participants

Up to 10 residents at a time; Artist-Parents will be considered; Emerging Artist Residents must stay for the entire length of the residency and arrival and departure dates are firm. Emerging Artist Residents are asked to choose from the following residency dates: Spring: April 5 – June 12 Summer: June 14 – August 14 Fall: August 16 – November 20


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 07, 2021 - November 22, 2021


  • $25.00 application fee


Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


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

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Professional Development, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange


Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Performance Art, Public Art, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Emerging Artist Residency Program For 25 years, Franconia Sculpture Park has upheld a long-running work exchange model that equally cares for artists and organizational sustainability. While offering professional support and growth to emerging artists, reciprocally, the 43-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of Emerging Artist Residents. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support nearly 1000 artists to date. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists, are invited to apply and the application is open to local, national, and internationally based artists. Emerging Artist Residents have the opportunity to create public artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional Fellowship residents, and participate in public engagement programs. The rural setting and the chance to work along-side peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators creates a dynamic setting.

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