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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

Non-member

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience. Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to the artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts organization working to weave the arts into the social and municipal fabric of Lanesboro, MN. LA works closely with local government and cross-sector partners to activate the people and places of Lanesboro, making Lanesboro a national model for revitalizing and sustaining a small town. The community has been recognized by ArtPlace America, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2014 Lanesboro Arts was a recipient of a Bush Prize for Community Innovation.

Location

Lanesboro, Minnesota: United States

Lanesboro is a small town in southeast Minnesota’s driftless region. The historic downtown is located in a serene valley surrounded by limestone bluffs and the Root River, with forest and farmlands stretching beyond the city limits and throughout the region. For decades, artists have been drawn to the community for its natural landscape, historic buildings, and vibrant community of residents.

Contact Information

PO Box 152, 103 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949
United States