Emerging Artists Program



TLC is sponsoring its 10th annual Emerging Artists Program which enables both individual creative artists and a group of artists to focus on their current work.  This program subsidizes one 2-week residency for 7 emerging artists and/or 2 person creative teams from the Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of New York, and one week-long residency for a group project that would have exclusive use of the facilities. Please note that applicants must live in either MN or one of the 5 NYC boroughs to be eligible to apply.

The residencies at TLC are intentionally interdisciplinary in nature. Artists from many disciplines can apply. Disciplines may include: playwriting, poetry, prose writing, painting, music composition, and dance.  We would be happy to accept applicants who sculpt, produce films, are photographers, work with crafts; we are, however, more limited in terms of the materials we can provide.  The underlying philosophy is to provide space and means of support for individual artists wishing to further their creative endeavors in the visual, literary and performing arts.

The dramaturgical assistance of TLC Director and Dramaturg Liz Engelman is available if desired.

Individual Artist/Creative Team Residency: July 15-28, 2019.

Group Project Week: August 12-18, 2019.

How to Apply

The application deadline for the 2019 summer season has passed. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding programming.

Each Artist Will Receive

Individual/Creative Residency: Each artist from MN will receive an honorarium to cover meals and travel and time away; Minnesota artists will receive $1,600 and artists from NYC will receive $2,000.

Group Residency: Each artist in the group will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to cover meals and travel and time away.


There are 7 sleeping areas in four cabins.  Two cabins are solo cabins, the other five sleeping areas are either bedrooms or lofts in shared cabins.  Each artist will have his/her own room/loft.

Emerging Artists

We define “emerging artists” as those who have not attained name recognition in their profession/field by having a body of critically recognized work (at least 3 major productions, showings, exhibits, books) at major and well-known institutions/publishers.

Please review the definition of “early career artist” on the application to ensure that you are eligible.

Application and Selection Timeline

October 1, 2018: Applications available

November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm, EST: Applications are now closed

February 1, 2019: Recipients Notified

Made possible by the Jerome Foundation