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
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.
For emerging artists from Minnesota and New York, check out grant opportunities from the Jerome Foundation
For visual artists in MN, both emerging and mid-career, check out Forecast Public Art
For Tofte Lake Center's Emerging Artist Program funded by the Jerome Foundation
For artists age 60 and over from the United States, check out Tree of Life
For artists of color check out The Joyce Foundation
For Springboard's list of grants for individual artists
For the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Artist and Neighborhood Partnership Initiative
For Five Wings Arts Council Individual Artist Grants
Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellowship