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 43 states and 35 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 University of Minnesota, Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, and the Institute for Latino Studies of the University of Notre Dame.
In addition to working on a clearly defined project, resident-fellows are asked to make a substantive contribution to the community. Each year Center residents visit schools, senior centers, civic organizations, adult and juvenile detention centers, and other arts institutions in Red Wing and its nearby rural communities, with over 2300 people, from primary school children to senior citizens, benefiting from these community presentations, workshops, and classes.
Attention Emerging Artists and Writers from New York City and Minnesota:
Each August, through the financial generosity of the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul, residency-fellowships of two weeks to one month are awarded to emerging artists and writers from Minnesota and New York City. The fellowship includes room, board, quiet workspace, travel expenses and a weekly stipend.
See a list of our recent 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.