Franconia Sculpture Park

Call for 2020 Artist Intern Residency at Franconia Sculpture Park
Due Jan 15 2020

The Artist Intern Residency Program at Franconia Sculpture Park offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create public artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence and visiting curators, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and the chance to work along-side peers and mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

The Artist Intern Residency Program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career.


In exchange for room and board and studio space, Artist Interns must commit to working for Franconia Sculpture Park for five hours per day, six days per week. Additional time off will be granted on a case-by-case basis for personal and sick days. Typical duties for Artist Interns include: educational and public programming; park/sculpture maintenance; and Fellowship Artist assistance.


-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.

-Applicant’s work must be characterized as one or more of the following: sculpture, three-dimensional installation, multimedia, site-specific, land art, conceptual art, social practice, and/or performance.


Between 12-18 Artist Interns will be selected. Artist Interns are asked to select from the following residency dates:

-Spring: April 5 – June 12

-Summer: June 14 – August 14

-Fall: August 16 – November 20


Applicants must pay a $20 application fee. The application fee will subsidize artists who demonstrate financial need.

If accepted Artist Interns must pay a refundable deposit of $250 upon acceptance into the program. Additionally, Artist Interns are responsible for paying material costs. Housing and meal costs are covered by the work exchange agreement. Any additional costs, including transportation, are the responsibility of the Artist Intern.

Artists in financial need may request support at the time of application by submitting:

-A written statement of need, outlining the projected cost anticipated by participating in a residency program (250 word max)

-A copy of the previous year’s reported gross salary income


Application fee: $20

Application Requirements: cover sheet, statement of purpose, artist statement, work samples with image description list, current cv.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020, 11:59pm (CST)

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