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. 

“Highly recommended…”

St. Paul Slim (AIR participant 2022)

Our Residency Schedule

Winter || January – March
Spring || April – June
Summer || July – September
Fall || October – December

Please Note:
* We accept 1-3 applicants per season.
* It is advantageous to apply for one calendar season ahead. 
(We have difficulty accommodating AIR on short notice, but it has been done.)


“100% (recommended)… I was able to create my own routines, utilize the space at will and distill my needs down to the essentials, all of which kept me on task.”

Rhiannon Fiskradatz (AIR PARTICIPANT 2022)

Our residencies are supported with:

  • Accommodations
  • Workspace
  • Access to tools*
  • Performance + Exhibition space
  • Optional workshop space
  • Assistance with documentation or photography.

*Our tools are limited. Please ask if needing something specific.


“This residency puts you in a rich spot — a good indoor space to work, meadows, forests, a little river, and Lake Superior right there. So there’s a lot to work with. Beyond that you’ve got a good place to be with friendly supportive folks.” 


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 chance to deepen your artistic practice in a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment with comfortable lodging, indoor creative space in a converted chapel, and convivial hosts.”

Cara Grainger (AIR participant 2022)


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


“TLC offers a chance to think, move, work, feel at a different rhythm and tempo than ‘normal’ (i.e. urban) life.”

Ben Gansky (AIR PARTICIPANT 2022)

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 will be made.



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