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Grand Marais Art Colony Artists-in-Residence

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2019 Grand Marais Art Colony Artists-in-Residence Timeline

Applications Open: April 6, 2018
Applications Close: May 18, 2018
Notifications: June 12, 2018

Residency Dates: March 4 – 17, 2019

The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study and creative inspiration within the dynamic North Shore landscape. Since that time, the Art Colony has been a creative retreat and catalyst, fostering a unique relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit. The Art Colony offers over 200 classes year-round for novice to professional artists, high-quality studio access, and several community events and exhibitions. Two concurrent juried residencies are available March 5 - 18, 2018, one in the Founders Hall multi-use Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio.

Juried residents are provided with two weeks of independent studio access, lodging, and a weekly stipend. An optional critical response critique session is also available. Note that artists may apply to work in collaboration for one residency. Additionally, the Artist-in-Residence has the option to host a community engagement project (CEP) that fits within the bounds of the Art Colony mission (see section in application). Artists will be granted a $50 stipend for the CEP and are not discounted should they choose to not host a CEP.


Grand Marais, Minnesota: United States

Located in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior, Grand Marais is a quaint harbor village with eclectic galleries, shops, and restaurants. The ancient Sawtooth Mountains, the pristine Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area, and the rugged shores of Lake Superior all provide artists with ample natural materials to interpret and engage with. Grand Marais is four hours from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, two hours from Duluth, and just over one hour from Thunder Bay, Ontario; all of which support national and international flights.

Contact Information

120 W 3rd Ave
PO Box 626
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
United States