The Residency Program:

As a fully accredited member of the Alliance of Artists Communities ( and RES ARTIS: International Association of Residential Art Centres (, the Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress. A rotating Peer Review Panel comprised of professional artists, writers, and scholars annually screens and selects all applicants.

This program is the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Since the Center opened in 1995, more than 700 artists, writers, and scholars from over 45 states and 40 foreign countries have participated in the program.

The Center also engages in artist exchange programs with the city of Salzburg, Austria, and with Red Wing's Sister City, Quzhou, China. The Center participates in annual scholarship programs with the MFA programs at The University of Minnesota and Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

The Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Residency:
The month of August is supported by the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota, and is reserved for supporting the creation of new work by Emerging Artists. We welcome artists from Minnesota and New York City to apply for two or four week residencies.

Residency Application

As of September 30, 2016, the Anderson Center will be taking online applications through Submittable. Please click on the link below to be directed to the Anderson Center’s application page.

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Recent Residents

See a list of our 2016 residents, where they are from and their comments about the Center.

The Anderson Center provides equal opportunity for all people to participate in and benefit from the activities of the Center, regardless of race, national origin, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, in admission, access, or employment.