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Call for artists: June 30 application deadline for Lanesboro residency program

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota announces a Call for Artists for the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark deadline), and residencies are scheduled October–April.

The Lanesboro Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create new work and explore new ideas while engaging with the community through their artwork. Through two-week and four-week residencies, the program offers artists lodging, studio space, project facilitation, a stipend of between $500-$2500, and the time and space to focus solely on their art. As a component of each residency, artists spend time providing opportunities for learning, dialog and enrichment within the community.

The Lanesboro Residency Program has benefited 34 artists since its inception in 2001, ranging in media from painting, iron sculpture, ceramic tile sculpture, literary arts, photography, music, video, and fiber arts. New this year is a large studio space above the St. Mane Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro.

To apply, artists will submit a completed application form, resume, residency project proposal which includes community outreach aspect, work samples, and a letter of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Lanesboro Arts Center staff, professional artists and community representatives. Successful applications will address the following criteria: 1) Quality of the work samples submitted; 2) Value of the proposed project to the artist’s career and to the community of Lanesboro; 3) Creativity and innovation of integrating art into the community; 4) Ability to accomplish the project outlined in the time requested.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Lanesboro Arts Center website, www.lanesboroarts.org (choose ‘Art & Artists’ on the drop-down menu, then click on Residencies to read about the program and to access a pdf application form). Contact Lanesboro Arts Center for more information or to receive an application form in the mail: 507-467-2446 / info@lanesboroarts.org.

The Lanesboro Residency Program has been funded by Lanesboro Arts Center members, the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council through the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature, and by generous support from the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, Minn. Located in Lanesboro, Minn., the Lanesboro Arts Center is a professional, not-for-profit organization serving as a catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages.

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