Emerging Artists Program



TLC is sponsoring its 9th annual Emerging Artists Program which enables both individual creative artists and a collaborative team of artists to take time and attention to focus on their current work.  This program subsidizes two one-weeklong residencies for 7 emerging artists and/or 2 person creative teams from the Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of New York, and 1 week-long residency for a performing arts 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 several disciplines can apply: 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 or performing arts. The dramaturgical assistance of TLC director Liz Engelman is available if desired.

Individual Artist/Creative Team Weeks: June 25 - July 1 and September 10 - 16, 2018

Group Project Week: August 27 - September 2, 2018.

How to Apply

Submissions for 2018 are now closed. Submissions for 2019 will open on September 1, 2018.

Each Artist Will Receive

Each artist from MN will receive an honorarium, meal, and travel stipend of $800, and each artist from NYC will receive $1,200.


There are 7 sleeping areas in four cabins.  2 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 read the Jerome Foundation defiinition of "emerging artist" to ensure that you are eligible.

Application and Selection Timeline

September 1: Applications available

November 30, 2017 at 5PM, PST: Applications closed

February 1, 2018: Recipients Notified

Made possible by the Jerome Foundation