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. A shortened residency season did take place in 2020, with the organization hosting smaller groups of three artists at a time, all from within 100 miles of Red Wing. All artists originally selected for 2020 residencies in March that were unable to participate due to the pandemic, have been rescheduled for 2021.

The organization is currently developing its approach to the 2021 residency season by reviewing lessons learned from the 2020 program, conducting rigorous research, and continuing to deliberate through an ad hoc board/staff committee. With rapid saliva testing and expanded vaccinations, the Center is optimistic about being able to host full cohorts of five artists at a time from within the continental US.

Of course, there is still much uncertainty. While Anderson Center did its best in 2020 to take steps and precautions to create a safe environment,  last year's residency season was successful because the residents who participated were responsible and communicated well with each other about comfort levels, risk-taking, etc. The organization will continue working hard to create a safe space and communicate expectations, but believes that communication and trust building within each artist cohort is essential.

As far as artist communities go, the Anderson Center has many advantages in adapting to the current situation; given the site’s ample space, its close proximity to health care facilities, and the option to conduct community outreach online or at a distance outdoors. The Residency Program Chef also prepares dinners & does grocery runs, which helps limit exposure for artists.


2021


May

Audrey Waleyko
UT - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
May 1 - 15

Kat Van Eddy
WA - Poetry - 2 weeks
May 17 - 30

Ucheoma Onwutuebe
Nigeria - Fiction - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

Marina Fridman
Canada - Mixed Media Visual Artist - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

Maria Kaotzani
IL - Music Composition - 2 weeks
May 1 - 15

Kim Liao
NY - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
May 17 - 30

TBD
MN - First Step Public Artist - 4 weeks
May 1 - 30

June

Deaf Artist Residency

Youmee Lee
NY - Printmaking / Visual Artist - 2 weeks
June 1 - 14

Yiqiao Wang
VA - Painting / Visual Artist - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Jenna Fischtrom Beacom
OH - Fiction - 2 weeks
June 16 - 29

Cristina Hartmann
PA - Fiction - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Sara Stallard
MD - Non-Fiction - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

Charlie Ainsworth
TX - Screenwriting - 4 weeks
June 1 - 29

July

Rhiannon Hillman
WA - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
July 1 - 14

Gretchen Marquette
MN - Poetry - 2 weeks
July 16 - 30

Teo Rivera-Dundas
CA - Fiction - 4 weeks
July 1 - 30

Agustín Castilla-Ávila
Austria - Music / Composition - 4 weeks
July 1 - 30

Uche Okonkwo
NH - Fiction - 4 weeks
July 1 - 30

TBD
U of MN Gesell Writing Fellow - 2 weeks
July 1 -14

TBD
U of MN Gesell Writing Fellow - 2 weeks
July 16 -30

AUGUST

Emerging Artist Residency

TBD
artists from MN & NYC

SEPTEMBER

Dorsey Craft
FL - Poetry - 2 weeks
Sept. 1 - 14

Clare Shearer

ID - Non-Fiction - 2 weeks
Sept. 16 - 29

Keith S. Wilson
IL - Poetry - 2 weeks
Sept. 1 - 14

Zain Alam
MN - Music / Interdisciplinary - 2 weeks
Sept. 16 - 29

Rehab El Sadek
MN - Non-Fiction - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - 29

Annie Hejny
MN - Painting - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - 29

TBD
Quzhou Artist Exchange - 4 weeks
Sept. 1 - 29

OCTOBER

Sehaj Sethi
MN - Screenwriting - 4 weeks
Oct. 1 - 31

Emiricus Brown-Murillo Gonzalez
NY - Poetry / Visual Art / Music - 4 weeks
Oct. 1 - 31

Karen Smyte
MI - Fiction - 4 weeks
Oct. 1 - 31

Ghislaine Fremaux
TX - Painting - 4 weeks
Oct. 1 - 31

Lando Valdez
TX - Painting - 4 weeks
Oct. 1 - 31


FORMER RESIDENTS


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.



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