Arts Residencies

What do you want to create?

Be inspired by the movements of nature.
Find your focus in the quiet of the north.

For 8-14 days, we invite you to be inspired by the environments of Northern Minnesota, and to grow your practice with intention and relevancy. 

Tamarack Land Cooperative Residencies is a collective effort to support emerging & mid-career artists with accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residencies. Artists of all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to apply; we encourage not only individuals, but also collectives, not only self-identifying artists and makers, but also curators and community cultivators. Our land is a place of community and solitude, we encourage practitioners who are seeking to benefit their practice by connecting to themselves, nature, and others. 

Our Residency Schedule

Residencies at TLC are on a seasonal schedule. We only accept three Artist in Residence candidates per residency season.

SPRING RESIDENCIES (March 21st – June 21st)

SUMMER RESIDENCIES (June 21st – September 22nd) 

FALL RESIDENCIES (September 22nd – December 21st)

WINTER RESIDENCIES (December 21st – March 21st) 


Our residencies are supported with:

  • Accommodations
  • Workspace
  • Access to tools*
  • Performance + Exhibition space
  • Optional workshops
  • Documentation*

*tools will be limited, and documentation (film, photography) upon request.


The Tea House

A beautiful little place for solitude and focus, the Tea House overlooks the Flute Reed River and sits tucked behind the tree line of our main prairie space. A small space with no electricity and minimally furnished, this space is where you’ll want to write, stretch, or meditate.

The Barnhouse

The cooperative’s main living space. The Barnhouse includes 4 bedrooms for guests, the main kitchen, and a gathering space. Spend the evenings on the porch or out on the large deck facing the woods. If the community inspires you, this will be the place to be.

The Woods

Need real isolation away from things? Need to let go of material attachments? Our woods are a wonderful place to explore and get closer with the forest we call home.



A giant empty indoor space in the woods — Your artistic laboratory.
Artists in residence are given 4 hours of exclusive solo use of the Anorak per day. Outside of exclusive time, the Anorak is free to use as a shared space.

Additional Site Resources

  • 40 Acres in The Superior National Forest.
  • Miles of private hiking-trails (with quick access to public trails).
  • Running Water, Showers, Bathrooms, and basics…
  • Sauna
  • Workshop space (evolving woodshop)
  • Canoes and accessories, if wanted.
  • Camping gear.
  • Time + Space + Community + Solitude


Our residencies encourage fellowship among the artists-in-residence, bringing together residents of different disciplines, demographics, backgrounds, and career stages. Artists will be encouraged to share their work and participate in discussions. Thematic and collaborative residencies will be considered as well.

Residents will be expected to volunteer in larger efforts on the land collective for a minimum of 4-8 hours during their residency; this could include farming, building, cleaning, and cooking or kitchen prep. 


We have both Paid + Subsidized residencies at TLC.

The Paid residency program is $51/night. The Subsidized range from $0-51/night. Both programs help fund opportunities for future artists.

This payment includes lodging + studio space + amenities.

Note for ensembles:

  • The cost of additional collaborators is determined by lodgings. An additional $35/night is added to the cost for each additional room.
  • Our current site limitation makes groups of 4 and under ideal. If your group is larger than that, special considerations in costs/accommodations may have to be made.



Deadline: November 16