An opportunity to engage with Tusen Takk’s staff, network, and be featured on our social channels beyond the residency period
Occasional meals shared at the Tusen Takk Main House – note, the vast majority of the time the artist will be doing their own grocery shopping and cooking their own meals in the Guesthouse’s fully equipped kitchen
To enable self-sufficiency, and because Tusen Takk is located outside of public transportation, taxi and delivery service, the artist will have use of a Tusen Takk vehicle during their stay (with a valid driver’s license)
The ability to produce a consistent body of high quality work
Dedication to their artistic practice with a desire to spend at least 30 hours a week in the studio
The self-motivation needed to work alone. Unless the residency is to be a collaboration between two people, the vast majority of the time the resident will be living and working in solitude
A willingness to engage audiences
An openness to sharing thoughts on their work, their practice, and their processes through Tusen Takk’s online and printed publications
Comfortable communicating with Tusen Takk’s English-speaking staff and audiences
21 or older
US citizenship or the ability to obtain a US visa (if needed). Most international artists can come on a visitor visa, but certain countries do not participate in the visa waiver program. Since delays can occur, international applicants should be sure to check the visa appointment wait times. Upon offer of a residency, the Tusen Takk Foundation is able to provide letter(s) of invitation.
In fulfillment of Tusen Takk’s mission, artists are highly encouraged to engage with the regional arts community when in residence. The context and form of this engagement opportunity are very flexible and can be coordinated with Tusen Takk staff either before or during the residency. Possibilities include a workshop, studio visit, or talk; or a public presentation or performance in collaboration with one of the Foundation’s partner organizations. Tusen Takk welcomes proposals from the artist about engagement ideas they might like to try during their residency here.
Artists should be willing to share their work, processes, and experience with audiences through Tusen Takk’s website, social channels, and printed publications.
In collaboration with the Director, Geoffrey Peckham, artists are asked to donate one work to the Foundation’s collection. Artists are also encouraged to leave behind a book as a contribution to the Foundation’s library for future residents.
How to Apply:
We receive applications via the SlideRoom portal which has detailed application instructions. Applicants will receive a confirmation email once their application has been submitted and received.
Applicants will be asked to provide a(n):
Application form (including an artist statement, bio, work proposal, and the names of 3 references)
Portfolio of work samples created within the last four years:
Maximum 20 images (up to 5MB each) in JPEG format
Maximum 3 video submissions (up to 250MB each) or 3 links (YouTube or Vimeo)
Maximum 5 audio submissions (up to 30MB each) or 5 links (YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud)
Maximum 3 samples of writing in pdf (up to 20 pages each and up to 10MB each)
$25 Non-refundable application fee paid through SlideRoom. 100% of this fee goes towards the cost of the SlideRoom platform and an honorarium for our guest panelist(s).