More about the program Artists in Residence are provided with:
Artists in residence are provided with:
- Access to a world-renowned research site and the diverse habitats and experiments it contains for up to one year
- Opportunities to interact with researchers and students working onsite, including formal meetings, opportunities to observe and/or participate in field work, etc
- Space to promote your project on the Cedar Creek website and facebook page, as well as in the main visitors building
- Access to a private one-bedroom house on the property for overnight stays, if desired
- Unfortunately, no funding or stipends are available at this time. We hope that will change in the future!
We ask that each artist in residence:
- Be over 18 years old
- Interact with site scientists and staff
- Incorporate both art and science in their final work
- Provide the Education and Community Engagement Coordinator with updates at least every three months
- Share their work with the public through an event, installation, reading, show or other appropriate outlet at some point during or at the culmination of the residency (organized by the artist, hosted and promoted by Cedar Creek)
- Consider leaving some aspect of their work for Cedar Creek's permanent collection when the residency is completed
As with all researchers and visitors onsite, we require that Artists in Residence respect all site rules and regulations, including staying on internal roads, carrying a use permit, and checking in before each visit. A residency does not give you unlimited access to the reserve. Depending on the nature of the project, residencies may last from one week to one year. No overnight stays are required and you do not need to physically be "in residence" at the reserve - we do encourage you to stay overnight at least once though! Artists in Residence will need to provide their own transportation, food, art supplies, and other materials. Unfortunately, additional funding and stipends are not available at this time. However, many of our artists in residence have been successful at obtaining external funding for their projects through the MN State Arts Board, the Swedish Council of America, local non-profits, and other sources. We are of course happy to provide official letters of support or information about the residency as part of funding applications!
We are not accepting applications at this time. Due to staff transitions and some disruptions to our 2022 artists' work, we will not be recruiting new artists for 2023.