Tusen Takk residencies are geared for artists to explore new ideas or expand current work.
Tusen Takk welcomes applications from both emerging and established visual artists working primarily in photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, as well as creative writers and composers. Artists receive free housing, an honorarium of $625 a week, and more.
Tusen Takk is designed to host one resident, or two in collaboration, for residencies between three and eight weeks. The single most important qualification for artists invited to Tusen Takk is that they have created a body of work that exemplifies excellence and has (or could) significantly contribute(d) to their artistic field. Tusen Takk welcomes applications from both emerging and established visual artists in photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, as well as creative writers and music composers.
While in residence, artists are encouraged to engage with the local arts community; this could take the shape of a small-scale workshop or studio visit, or a public artist’s talk, exhibition, or performance, either virtually or in collaboration with one of the Foundation’s partner organizations.
Artists-in-residence are provided housing with 24/7 access to the Foundation’s Studios and Library. Financial assistance is provided to the artist in the form of an honorarium. Arrangements can be made to use the Collection and Library as a resource for learning and inspiration.
Tusen Takk hosts six to eight residencies each year between the months of March and December filled by applications submitted to an open call.