Residency Programs


Tofte Lake Center provides a broad range of options for artists and arts organizations to participate in week-long residencies. We hope you will apply to be considered for one or more of our season's fifteen weeks of programming.


Applications are open October 1 though November 30, 2018

Residency Options:

The Emerging Artists PRogram

The Emerging Artists Program, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation, will be in its tenth year of offering artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City an opportunity to further explore their work, and to connect and share their process with artists across disciplines. 

The Gaia Fenna Memorial FELLOWSHIP

The Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship, in its fifth year, was created in honor of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna, a close friend and supporter of Tofte Lake Center.  This weeklong retreat is open to a Minnesota artist who exemplifies in their work and life Gaia's spirit, passions, and values.

Individual artist and Group/Organizational Residencies

Individual Artist and Group/Organizational Residencies are offered for both individual artists and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature.

Guided Workshop Retreats


Guided Workshop Retreats can be organized around any creative discipline. These have included mosaic instruction, visual art and photography, artistic interaction with nature, installation art, and Forest Bathing.

The 2019 Guided Workshop Retreat:

Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing with Tom Bezek


Grant Opportunities to help fund your Residency.


For artists from Minnesota, there are several grants that could help fund your residency.