2020 Crystal Creek Citizen-Artist Residency


Hosting creative folks for 1-week residencies in Houston, Minn.

DISCOVER THE DRIFTLESS >> CONNECT & CREATE WITH THE PEOPLE & PLACES OF HOUSTON CO. MINN.

2020 Deadline 2.21.20‚Äč >> Decisions 3.20.20

CITIZEN-ARTIST?

What do we mean by "citizen-artist?" This residency program is specifically designed for individuals willing to, for one intensive week, fully immerse themselves in the cultural landscape* of the Driftless. A citizen-artist is one who engages in the daily life of the residency's community. Citizen-artists will not work in solitude, but in conversation with the region around them. A citizen-artist will be curious, ask questions, stop and have conversations, and contribute to the creation of a regional identity through their work. You don't have to be a traditional fine artist. In fact, we highly encourage geographers, public historians, planners, and others in the sciences and humanities to apply.


*A cultural landscape is defined as "a geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values." (See more>>>)

FEATURED CITIZEN-ARTIST >>

NICK BYRON CAMPBELL, Los Angeles, CA >> ‚ÄčAUGUST 2019

Experimental Environmental Musician

"What if you could make music with a tree no cutting it down, and turning it into an instrument, but actually with a living tree. In a way that was both beautiful musically but allowed that tree to go on living its life when you were done performing with it."