CURRENT & FORMER RESIDENTS
The Anderson Center is continually monitoring new information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations from the MN Governor’s office, the CDC and the MN Dept. of Health. In March, the organization made the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 residency program until it was safe to move forward. That means all residencies in May, June and July were canceled or rescheduled.
In June, the Anderson Center decided to move forward with a plan to safely host artist residencies in August 2020. Cohort size is reduced to three artists at a time so that each artist in the Main Residence can have their own bathroom and maintain physical distance. Artists must also be based within 100 miles of Red Wing, MN. In July and August, the organization respectively decided to take the same approach to residencies in September and October 2020. All artists originally selected for 2020 residencies in March that were unable to participate due to the pandemic, have been rescheduled for 2021.
Some of the other measures we are taking to help ensure the health and safety of residents for the 2020 program include:
- Shortening the duration of each artist residency by an extra day in order to allow for an even more detailed and thorough cleaning process in between stays.
- Planning community engagement activities that take place virtually or at a distance outdoors in small groups.
Residents of the Anderson Center have come from 45 different states and more than 40 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and Uganda.
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.
Please check back for more information on former artists in residence! Pictured here is the May 2016 cohort of artists in residence: (L to R) Marcus Wicker, Ray Minge, Cate Hennessey, Cynthia Hogue, and Kevin Kling.