Franconia Sculpture Park

Open-Call 2022 Emerging Artist Residencies
Due Aug 1 2021


Spring: April 6 – June 15, 2022 | Summer: June 22 – August 31, 2022 | Fall: September 7 – November 23, 2022

Application Opens: June 1, 2021

Application Closes: August 1, 2021

Notifications: early October, 2021

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, the 50-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of our Emerging Artist Residents. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support nearly 1000 artists to date. 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.

2022 Theme: Land Art and Temporality

In celebration of the launch of Franconia Sculpture Park’s 4Ground: Midwest Land Art Biennial, Franconia is focusing 2022 curatorial initiatives and public programs on site-specific work that raises awareness of important land and water issues while celebrating the art and landscapes of the rural Midwest. In response to the Eurocentric art historical notion of land art rooted in man moving and controlling the earth, Franconia will be supporting work created with a feminist, indigenous perspective, drawing on the more than 10,000 year history of land art created by native peoples in the Upper Midwest.

For our 26th residency year, Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights.

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