Artist Residency Application
The MakeRoom Artist Residency = Stay in Minneapolis for a week, for free, get free breakfast, work on your art/do what you want.
The MakeRoom Artist Residency offers artists/makers/creators time and place - think of it as an artist's retreat - it's the opportunity to take a break and focus, to work and rest, to create and inspire ... for free.
The artist residency provides use of the common spaces in the home, a cozy private bedroom with 2 twin beds, work desk, chair, design books and high speed internet. The artist residency does not provide tools, materials, studio space or equipment. Children and pets are not allowed.
Who can apply? Authors and illustrators, do-ers and dreamers, photographers and models, poets and painters, graphic designers, film makers, drawers and doodlers too. Have a creative combination we don’t know of, we'd be glad to hear about it. We love creative collaboration.
Individuals or collaborating pairs working in 2-D mediums, performance and words, who live and work outside of the Twin Cities area of Minnesota are welcome to apply for a no-cost, week-long residency. One artist or a pair of collaborating artists will be chosen for a free, week-long stay in February or March.
The MakeRoom Artist Residency offers free:
a welcome dinner
light daily breakfast
a presentation reception in your honor
the opportunity for an artist, or a pair of collaborators, to focus on their work, gain inspiration, dive deep, experience something new or just relax without any real goals in mind
The selected MakeRoom Artist Resident(s) agree to:
attend the welcome dinner
add to the MakeRoom Artist Residency archive
attend the reception and present their work to a small group
Artist resident(s) will have access to the rich and varied creative culture of Minneapolis. Featuring: Walker Art Center, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis Institute of Art (free), Minneapolis Art Lending Library, Art Shanty, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, MCAD gallery, High Point Center for Printmaking, Zenon Dance, the Frank Gehry designed Weisman Art Museum (free), Northern Clay Center, American Swedish Institute, plus countless galleries (including, Soo Visual Arts Center, Rosalux Gallery, Groveland Gallery, Light Gray Art Lab, Public Functionary). As well as the famed Northeast Arts District (home to 600+ artists, the annual Art-A-Whirl festival and voted the Nation's Best Arts District, 2015).
The artist residency requires the completion of very short, no-cost, application.
Each applicant will be asked to provide:
answers to a few short questions
a link to their website or other on-line presence/portfolio
three references - past residencies, professors or friends
images of their 2-D or performance work or a 100 word writing sample
50 words explaining why they would like to be a MakeRoom artist resident