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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Anderson Center Residency Program

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The Anderson Center offers residencies of two weeks or one month from May-October to artists, writers, and scholars. Through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Anderson Center will devote the entire month of June, 2016, to five Deaf American artists whose native or adoptive language is American Sign Language. Through a grant from the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, the Center will also devote the month of August, 2016 to encourage the work of emerging artists from New York City and Minnesota.) The Anderson Center is located 45 minutes southeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Transportation is provided between the Center and the Twin Cities airport on the first and last day of residencies only.

Each resident is provided room, board, and workspace for the length of the residency period. Each resident is asked to serve the community of Red Wing or its surrounding area by giving a talk, lecture, reading, performance, or classroom activity as specified by the Executive Director.

Visual artists are provided a 15' x 26' studio. Other workspaces on site include a natural down-draft kiln, a printmaking studio, and an open-air metalsmith facility. Practice space is also available for dancers and choreographers.

Anderson Center residencies begin on the 1st or 16th of each month and end on the 15th or last day of each month for periods of 2-4 weeks. Your residency period must be selected within these guidelines. Please plan your requested residency dates carefully. Preference is given to those applying for month-long stays. If you have been a prior resident to the Anderson Center, you must wait three years from the time of your residency to apply again.

Each completed application must include: a completed application form, resume, work plan, work sample, and a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope for notification. We are sorry, but due to our limited staff we are unable to return work samples. Provide five stapled packets of all printed application materials. Please collate your application material into 5 complete packets. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed by the panel. Work samples should be of recent work and should include:

1. scholars: five copies of 1 published article
2. composers: 1 CD of recorded music
3. visual artists: 1 CD with at least 5 images of work
4. nonfiction and fiction writers: five copies of 10 pages of prose
5. poets: five copies of 10 pages of poetry
6. performance artists: 1 CD or DVD of performance

For residencies during the months May and July, apply by February 1. For June, apply by February 15. For residencies during the months of August-October, apply by March 1. Completed applications must arrive on or before these deadlines in order to be considered in the judging period.

Decisions are made by a panel of professional peers and are announced 30 - 45 days after the application deadline.

The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, in admission, access, or employment. The Anderson Center staff is willing to do what they can to accommodate residents with disabilities. Please call before applying to discuss special needs.

The Anderson Center reserves the right to end a guest's visit, when circumstances deem necessary, for the good of the community.

The Anderson Center at Tower View, P.O. Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066, 1-651-388-2009
E-mail: info@andersoncenter.com, Website: www.AndersonCenter.org

Please fill out the following application and print out and include with all other application materials.

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