Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Hot Metal Residency @ Franconia Sculpture Park

Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for our 2015 artist opportunities! http://www.franconia.org/ArtistOpportunities.html

Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork all in one location. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

Hot Metal Interns arrive July 10 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 23. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 1and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 8.

Cost for the 20-day residency (July 23 to August 11, 2015) is $400. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee includes studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp and participate in Franconia's daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour may be included in Franconia's 2015 Hot Metal exhibition.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website: http://www.franconia.org/hotmetal.html
Contact John Hock with questions:

Deadline: March 14, 2015

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