Residency Programs

Tofte Lake Center provides a broad range of options for artists and arts organizations to participate in week-long residencies. We hope you will apply to be considered for one or more of our season's fifteen weeks of programming.

Residency Options

*The Emerging Artists Program, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation, is in its seventh year offering artists of all disciplines from Minnesota and the five burroughs of New York City an opportunity to further explore their work, and to connect and share their process with artists across disciplines. 

*The Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship, in its third year, was created in honor of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna, a close friend and supporter of Tofte Lake Center.  This weeklong retreat is open to a Minnesota artist who exemplifies in their work and path Gaia's spirit, passions, and values.

*Guided Workshop Retreats can be organized around any creative discipline. These have included mosaic instruction, visual art and photography, artistic interaction with nature, and installation art.

 *Individual Artist and Group/Organizational Residencies are offered for both indivdiual artists and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community.

Grant Opportunities To Fund Your Residency

For artists from Minnesota, there are several grants that could help fund your residency.

Learn more about MN State Arts Board grants:

Learn more about MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant:

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council grants:

Quick Start grants:

For emerging artists from Minnesota and New York, check out grant opportunities from the Jerome Foundation: 

For Tofte Lake Center's Emerging Artist Program funded by the Jerome Foundation, read about it here:

For artists age 60 and over from the United States, check out Tree of Life: