Tusen Takk Foundation

Leland, MI

Tusen Takk’s three- to twelve-week residencies are geared for accomplished artists to explore new ideas or expand current work that affirms and enriches the human spirit, giving form to chaos and perception to beauty. A residency at Tusen Takk is a time to create; it’s also a time for artists to consider how their work engages with the history of its medium and how it intersects with existential questions of meaning and purpose.

Located on an isolated peninsula in NW Michigan, Tusen Takk provides artists an inspiring architectural space to both intensely focus on their work and pause to reflect on past and future directions. Designed by world-renown architect Peter Bohlin, Tusen Takk uses form and materials to connect people to their surroundings. Residing at Tusen Takk is an experience akin to living and working in a sculpture where color, textures, and light joyfully intersect.

“Tusen Takk” means “thousand thanks” in Norwegian and is often used to convey appreciation for something received, like a wonderful dinner or a helping hand. It’s with this same sense of gratitude and grace that the Tusen Takk Foundation was founded - in thankfulness for the transcendent truth and intangible joy that artists, writers, and composers give back to the world in their work.