Residencies

ANNOUNCEMENT

2023 Artists-in-Residence Applications Are Currently Open!

The Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios amidst the backdrop of a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development.

Juried Artists-in-Residence

Two concurrent juried residencies are available, one in the Pill Box Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Juried residents are provided with two weeks of studio access, lodging, and a weekly stipend. The two week window culminates with an open studio.

Residency Dates: May 29 – June 10, 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page

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,,, 2022Self-Guided Residencies

Experience our professional studios (clay, painting/multi-discipline, printmaking, and our writing room) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and hone your artistic vision.

  • Open now is the residency window: January – June, 2023
  • On January 16, 2023, applications will open for the residency window: July – December, 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page

Studios available for self-guided residencies include our Ceramics Studio, Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio, Founders Hall Multi-discipline Studio, the Pill Box Multi-discipline Studio, and the Writing Room.

Graham Studio Residencies

This juried residency is open to two Cook County, Minnesota resident artists working in a medium that is conducive to use in a nonventilated, shared 500-square foot space. Appropriate mediums include painting, drawing, mixed media, book arts, and manual printmaking.

We just received generous, one-year funding from the Blandin Foundation to support this new residency program. The grant funding allows us to provide two Cook County artists with free studio space, a monthly stipend, plus a generous stipend for 15 hours of community engagement activities for this inaugural year. We’ve extended the deadline to December 14, 2022.

Artists must have been a Cook County resident for at least one full year prior to October, 2022.

Residency Dates: February – October, 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page

Group Residencies

Experience our professional studios (clay, painting/multi-discipline, printmaking, and our writing room) and find uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and hone your artistic vision with a group of up to 8 artists.

  • Open now is the residency window: January – June, 2023
  • On January 16, 2023, applications will open for the residency window: July – December, 2023

Apply on our SlideRoom page

Email us at info@grandmaraisartcolony.org with questions and note that SlideRoom also has a help center.

Lodging

Lodging is available in the Art Colony guest suite located at its 120 Studio Building. The guest suite includes three private bedrooms, each with a double bed, plus a shared kitchenette, bathroom, and common space. The guest suite requires climbing a flight of stairs. Upon request, we do have a separate ADA-compliant guest room with a twin bed and an ADA-compliant bathroom with access to a common kitchen area that is at ground level and does not require the use of stairs.

Lodging fee is $35 / night plus a one-time $50 cleaning fee.

Discounts

Permanent, year-round residents of Cook County, Minnesota or eligible for a 10% discount on residency fees. Please specify your eligibility when applying.

Grant Funded Residencies

For those applying for a grant that requires a commitment from an organization in advance, note that the Art Colony selects a small number of artists to partner with in this way and advanced consent is required. Studio, administration and marketing fees apply.

Questions can be sent to info@grandmaraisartcolony.org

Studio Sessions

Give yourself the gift of space and time to work on your work!

Studio Sessions are open-ended yet guided opportunities to work alongside other artists who are at equivalent levels in their creative practice. The facilitating artist-instructor will provide some structure for the group while meeting with each artist one-to-one to support their individual goals. Artists are invited to bring their works in progress and also explore new directions and influences.

Artist Services

The main way that we serve artists is through providing studio space and time for artists to do their work.

Our goal is to help artists grow their practice, by providing opportunities for them to experiment with as well as finish their work.

Along with studio access and residency opportunities, we offer a select number of photo shoots with a Cook County photographer to help artists develop their portfolios.

Previous Juried & Invited Artists-in-Residence:

2022

Kris Musto | Founders Hall
Michelle Miles| Founders Hall
Ciaran McQuiston | Printmaking

2020

David Andree | Sculpture and Photography
Galilee Peaches | Sculpture and Painting
Grace Sippy | Printmaking

2019

Corrie Steckelberg | Installation
Christine Forni | Printmaking
Dana De Ano | Two-and-a-half Dimensional Drawing and Mixed-media
Moheb Soliman | Performance Poetry
Moira Bateman | Textiles and Mixed-media
Annie Hejny | Painting
Nick Wroblewski | Printmaking

2018

Jonathan Herrera | Printmaking
Jeffrey Stenbom | Glass
David Andree | Sculpture and Drawing
Gabriella Boros | Printmaking

2017

Holly Newton Swift | Drawing
John Schuerman | Drawing
Luke Johnson | Printmaking

2016

Charles Lume | Installation
Mary Bergs & Lisa Hochstein | Installation
Walter Early | Sculpture and Drawing
Beth Dorsey | Printmaking

2015

Mary Bergs | Installation
Marty Harris | Printmaking

2014

Ginny Sims | Drawing on Ceramic Pots

2013

Dan and Lee Ross | Printmaking

2012

Hazel Belvo | Painting

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