Deadline: Received by February 26th, 2011
FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK (FSP) is a 20-acre site located 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. FSP works to nurture the artistic growth, creativity, and interaction between emerging and established sculptors in an outdoor, rural setting. Its mission is to foster an inspiring environment for artists to expand their skills and promote public education of 3-dimensional art. Internships are a minimum of two months and may last up to four months. Up to 4 interns at one time are provided room and board. 14 Intern Artists are accepted in residency each year.
FSP actively recruits career-bound artists and post-grad artists to participate in the Intern Artist Program as a part of our dedication to building expertise and experience in student, graduate, and post-grad artists. Typically, interns spend half their time on their own work and half working for resident fellowship artists and the park. Responsibilities include making work to be included in the 2011 exhibition; assisting visiting artists with fabrication, site preparation, and installation of all types and sizes of 3-D work; and landscaping and maintenance. Intern Artists are also involved in special FSP community and school outreach programs introducing contemporary art and ideas to the community.
To apply send:
(1) Application cover sheet (download here)
(2) A letter of interest/application.
(4) 8 images of recent work on disk, each with your name and a number that corresponds with the image script. Images on disk should be saved in JPEG format at 96 dpi, with no more than 7 inches (672 pixels) in the image’s longest dimension. Images should be named with numbers 1 through 8, in your preferred viewing order.
(5) 3 color prints of your work, 8 1/2 x 11”, with your name and the title on the front.
(6) Image script: numbered corresponding to images on disk with the following information: Title, materials, dimensions, date and your name.
(7) Name, address, phone number & e-mail of 2 people who can serve as a reference for you.
(8) Specify the dates you could be available. Residencies are available April 1st through November 20th, 2011.There are 3 times to choose from:
(a) April 1 to June 15,
(b) June 15 to August 15, and
(c) August 15 to November 20.
Public Art Administrative Interns
FSP actively recruits those interested in public art, museum studies, or nonprofit management positions. Responsibilities may include assisting artistic director and staff with collections management, curatorial duties, graphic/web design, and database updates. Interns are also involved in special FSP community and school outreach programs introducing contemporary art and ideas to the community.
Internships are a minimum of two months and may last up to four months. Up to 6 interns at one time are provided room and board. Up to 3 Managerial Interns and 14 Intern Artists are accepted in residency each year. Potential interns must possess good written and verbal communications skills, be proficient with word processing, have excellent organizational skills, have an ability to manage multiple projects, and be able to work independently. Computer skills are highly desirable. Through this program, students can develop a deeper understanding of the work involved in nonprofit arts administration, better understand the role of the arts in a community, and develop “real life” skills that can be put to use in their future careers.
To apply send:
- Application cover sheet (download here).
- A letter of interest/application.
- A writing sample (3 pages maximum).
- Name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of 3 people who can serve as a reference for you.
- Specify the dates you could be available.
a. April 1 to June 15
b. June 15 to August 15
c. August 15 to November 20
For all internship opportunities:
Application is competitive; typically 15 out of 100 applicants are invited to participate. No electronic applications are accepted. Make sure your name is on all documents and work samples. No application materials will be returned.
Deadline for applications for 2011 intern application is February 26th, 2011. EARLY APPLICATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED. Applications must be received by this date.
Franconia Sculpture Park
Intern Artist Program
29836 St. Croix Trail
Franconia, MN 55074
Phone and fax: 651-257-6668
past years, the following institutions supported and referred
Artist Interns to the program:
- Alfred University, NY
- Art Institute of Chicago, IL
- Augustana College, SD
- Bard College, NY
- Bennington College, VT
- Bethel College, MN
- Brandeis University, MA
- California College of the Arts, CA
- Carleton College, MN
- College of Visual Arts, MN
- Colorado State University, CO
- Cooper Union, NYC
- Cornell University, NY
- Davidson College, NC
- Drake University, IA
- Hamline University, MN
- Indiana State University, IN
- Iowa State, IA
- Kansas City Art Institute, MO
- Lawrence University, WI
- Macalester College, MN
- Michigan State University, MI
- Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, WI
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
- Mt. Hood Community College, OR
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
- Murray State University, KY
- Northern Arizona University, AZ
- Pratt Institute, NYC
- Rhode Island School of Design, RI
- St. Olaf College, MN
- SUNY New Paltz, NY
- SUNY Plattsburg, NY
- Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
- Stanford, CA, Union College, NY
- St Cloud State University, MN
- UNC Asherville, NC
- UNC Chapel Hill, NC
- UNC Greensboro, NC
- University of California Los Angeles, CA
- University of Maryland, MD
- University of Minnesota, MN
- University of Tennessee, TN
- Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
- Washington University, MO
- Weslayan University, CT
- Winchester School of Art, UK
- Winthrop University, SC