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On our last blog, we went around the world and discovered some of the amazing residency opportunities for artists. However, you don’t have to go all the way to Paris to become a master of your art, as fun as that may be! That’s why, for our final look at the opportunities Artwork Archive can provide, we decided to focus on the Midwest residencies available to local artists. 

Ready? Let’s go!

The Anderson Center at Tower View Residency

Located in Red Wing, Minnesota, the Anderson Center Residency is for all artists and writers, from beginners to professionals, looking for the opportunity to complete their work without interruption. The program offers retreats from 2-4 weeks, beginning in May and ending in October. Artists are provided room, board, and private workspace during their stay. 

Submission Deadline: February 15th

Ox-Bow Summer Fellowship: Funded by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation

This is an opportunity for art students to spend a summer in Saugatuck, Michigan, living and working at the Ox-Bow School of Arts. The program is fully funded and gives students the chance to meet with professionals in their field and help them become members of the art community. 

Submission Deadline: February 20th

John Michael Kohler Center Arts & Industry Program

This program, located in Sheboygan, WI, offers artists of all types a chance to challenge their art-making process and create art in a new way. Artists will work in the Pottery/Foundry area. No background in pottery is needed. 

Submissions Open: February 1- March 13

Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist In Residence Program

Located along the National Lakeshore of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan, artists and writers will have the opportunity to stay rent-free in one of the park houses. The residency lasts for three weeks and artists are asked to donate an original art piece to the park upon completion of the program. 

Submission Deadline: April 15th

You don’t have to travel far in order to find fantastic opportunities. The Midwest offers a chance to find peace and solitude, advance your techniques, and explore the natural wonders the region has to offer. Don’t forget, Artwork Archive has hundreds of more opportunities, you can download the guide here

Good luck to those submitting and remember, never stop creating.