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January 09, 2019

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Midwestern Voices and Visions | Residency Sites

Our seven residency partners in the Midwest are key to the success of these awards, offering artists time and space to work, reflect, experiment, and explore in a vibrant and supportive community of other artists.

All different from each other, they each embody this devotion to supporting artists' creative development in their own style.







Midwestern Voices & Visions

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Red Wing, Minnesota

Anderson Center provides retreat to visual artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment. The estate features distinctive Georgian Revival buildings and a water tower on 330 acres of farm and forest land.

Anderson Center

Art Farm

Marquette, Nebraska

There are no majestic peaks of sublime grandeur, shining seas, or electric thrill of neon avenues to distract; just endless flat fields of corn, soybeans, and more than enough heat, bugs, and wind.

Art Farm 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Omaha, Nebraska

The Bemis Center is based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Located in two urban warehouses, the facilities are designed to foster creativity and the productive exchange of ideas.

Bemis Center 

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Founded in 1967, John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a thriving visual and performing arts complex that functions as a center of cultural life in east-central Wisconsin and attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the Midwest.

Kohler Arts Center 


Saugatuck, Michigan

Over 600 artists make their way annually to the historic 115-acre campus, nestled in the dunes of Lake Michigan, in an environment to inspire the artists and foster a supportive community of peers.


Prairie Center of the Arts

Peoria, Illinois

At Prairie Center, visual artists, writers, architects, musicians, and other creative people find both a contemplative rural retreat and access to an industrial environment, equipment, and new technologies not readily available.

Prairie Center of the Arts 

Ragdale Foundation

Lake Forest, Illinois

Ragdale was founded on the belief that time and space are not luxuries but necessary elements for creating important new work. Add 12 creative individuals to the mix, acres of idyllic prairie, and a family-style dinner each night, and you have Ragdale.