Installation, Mixed Media, Video
August 1, 2021
Application Fee
Chicago, United States
Applications Open: June 1, 2021 | Applications Close: August 1, 2021
Entry Fee: $25 / $15 Franconia Alumni
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Stipend: $5000
Spring (April 6, 2022 - June 15, 2022)
Summer (June 22, 2022 - August 31, 2022)
Fall (September 7, 2022 - November 23, 2022)
The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists with a $5000 stipend and the opportunity to stay between three weeks and three months during our Open-Call residencies. This is a self-directed residency, and Fellows are responsible for developing, producing, and installing their work.

Stipend: $750
Spring (April 6, 2022 - June 15, 2022)
Summer (June 22, 2022 - August 31, 2022)
Fall (September 7, 2022 - November 23, 2022)
The Emerging Artist Residency represents 25 years that 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, the 50-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of our Emerging Artist Residents. This is a process-based residency. The rural setting and the chance to work alongside peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators create a dynamic setting for critical, technical, and professional growth within a collaborative exchange model.

Stipend: $2000
July 12-16, 2022 or July 19-23, 2022 | Youth (Aged 8-13)
July 26-30, 2022 | Teen Intensive (Grades 9-12)
The Artist Family Residency supports Artist Parents and Artist Youth alike with a one-week residency at Franconia during July. Coinciding with our Youth Installation Summer Camps, Artist Youth are invited to camp during the day while the Artist Parent can be on-site for research or production. For Artist Parents, this is a self-directed residency. The Artist Family benefits both from the individual creative process and also through togetherness. A culminating Parents & Community sharing of Summer Camp Works provides a joined capstone experience for the Artist Family.

Stipend: $1000
(January 19 - February 2 or February 9)
Entry Fee: First two weeks FREE; $25 thereafter / $15 Franconia Alumni
The Writers Residency will accept three to four accomplished writers to join Franconia Sculpture Park in 2022. Writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two to a three-week residency at the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. The writers-in-residence in this program will immerse themselves in the new environment and embrace the time and space to move forward in their work. Arts-focused writers may have an opportunity to publish with, the online publishing extension of the Walker Art Museum.

Located 45 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, the traditional lands of the Wahpekute people, Franconia Sculpture Park (FSP) operates a 43-acre outdoor museum, an artist-in-residence work-exchange 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 over 150,000 annual visitors. The program and facilities promote a collaborative community, foster new work and intellectual exchange, offer exhibition and presentation opportunities, and provide artists with exposure to the Twin Cities. We encourage experimentation and knowledge-building--whether artists seek to redefine process, reflect social and cultural contexts of our time, or push conceptual or material boundaries.
Franconia provides an inclusive communal residency experience where selected artists live on-site at our 4500 sq.ft. farmhouse. Our facility includes nine private bedrooms, 2.5 shared bathrooms, two kitchens, and common spaces for building lasting connections among peers. We provide food, laundry facilities, utilities, and WIFI for artist use. 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. The picturesque rural setting and the chance to work alongside peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators create a dynamic setting for critical, technical, and professional growth within a collaborative exchange model.
Franconia’s 2021 theme is Authority, Visibility, and Public Space. Priority will be given to applicants who are encouraged to interpret this theme with regard to their project proposals.

Brittni Collins
Times Square Alliance, public art manager + MacDowell Artist Residency, virtual MacDowell production manager;
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Brittni Collins graduated with a degree in Economics from Emory University before studying the intersections of art history and visual culture at Columbia University. She has held a series of positions working closely with artists while advocating for their ideas and practice. Currently, she works as the Public Art Manager at Times Square Arts and the Virtual MacDowell Production Manager at MacDowell. Previously, she managed artists services and award funding at Creative Capital and spent three years producing an annual conference on street art and public space with Living Walls in Atlanta. She also serves on the board of Burnaway, an Atlanta-based magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South.

Sally Frater
Oakville Galleries, executive director
Sally Frater holds an Honours BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Contemporary Art from The University of Manchester/Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Curatorially she is interested in decolonization, space and place, Black and Caribbean diasporas, photography, art of the everyday, and issues of equity and representation in museological spaces. She has curated solo and group exhibitions for institutions such as the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Ulrich Museum of Art, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, Project Row Houses, and Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice. A former resident in the Core Critical Studies fellowship at the Glassell School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Frater has also completed fellowships and residencies at the UT Dallas Centraltrak, Southern Methodist University, Project Row Houses and Art21. The recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts she is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and is an alumna of Independent Curators International.

Julio César Morales
Arizona State University Art Museum, senior curator + artist, educator
Julio César Morales’s curatorial work includes solo exhibitions with Superflex, Suzanne Lacy, Nina Beier, Ivan Argote, Tania Candiani, Miguel Calderon, Claudia Peña Salinas, Yoshua Okon, Liz Cohen, Koki Tanaka, Jennie C. Jones, Miguel Angel Rios and Pablo Helguera. He was a
contributing curator to the Japanese Pavillion for the 2013 Venice Biennale. His own artwork explores labor, migration, and underground economies, and has been shown at the Lyon Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, the Singapore Biennale, Perez Art Museum Miami, SFMOMA, Museo Tamayo, and Prospect 3, among others. The recipient of a 2020 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, his art is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Kadist Foundation, Deutsche Bank, and others. His work has been written about in Flash Art, The New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, Art Nexus, and Art in America.