Anderson Center Residency

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.


Discipline(s): Dance, Music Composition, Visual Arts

Eligibility: Emerging to late-career artists, international artists welcome to apply.

Session: May – October, 2-4 weeks. Anderson Center devotes the month of August to work of emerging artists from New York and Minnesota.


Description: Performing artist spaces include a composer’s studio equipped with a piano and a desk. Each resident is asked to serve the community of Red Wing or its surrounding area, by giving a talk, lecture, reading, performance, or classroom activity. Room, board, and workspace provided.


Residency Application


163 Tower View Dr, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066