Artist Residency Application

Name *
Please tell me where you're from - where you currently live and work. Include city, state and country.
Please provide your direct contact number.
Please provide a link to your website, Instagram, Facebook, Pintrest or other social media. THE MORE INFORMATION THE BETTER.
What medium do you work with/in?
In a short paragraph describe what your work explores.
If you are applying for yourself only write ALONE in the box below. If you are applying with a collaborating partner, please write THEIR NAME in the box below. Note - If applying with a collaborating partner coordinate your applications and submit them at the same time.
Please explain in about 50 words why you are interested in the MakeRoom Artist Residency. There is no right or wrong answer. Please be frank and honest with your thoughts as to why you'd like to be a MakeRoom Artist Resident.
Please provide details on how you heard about this artist residency program. The more info you can provide in this section the better.
Please use this section to include your work. Visual Artists - please include website, portfolio or on-line presence in this section that highlights your current work. Performance Artists - please include a website or other on-line presence that highlights your current work. Writers - please use this section to include a 100 word essay.
If selected for the residency, do you agree to participate in collaborating and with marketing effort for the MakeRoom artist residency, this might include daily posts to your social media accounts?
Please provide the names, title, organization/association and contact information of 3 references. Please provide both email and phone number. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: as a courtesy to MakeRoom and your references please inform them of this artist residency program and also inform them they may be contacted.

The MakeRoom Artist Residency = Stay in Minneapolis for 10 day, 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:

  • lodging

  • 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 CenterThe Soap FactoryMinneapolis Institute of Art (free), Minneapolis Art Lending LibraryArt ShantyMinnesota Center for Book ArtsMCAD gallery, High Point Center for PrintmakingZenon Dance, the Frank Gehry designed Weisman Art Museum (free), Northern Clay CenterAmerican Swedish Institute, plus countless galleries (including, Soo Visual Arts CenterRosalux GalleryGroveland GalleryLight Gray Art LabPublic 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 short, no-cost, application. 

Each applicant will be asked to provide:

  • answers to a dozen 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