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.

2021 APPLICATION INFO COMING SOON!

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 >>

ELISABETH FONDELL, DECORAH, IA >> ​JULY-SEPTEMBER 2020

Explorer of Regional Food & Culture

"A table tells a story."

Elisabeth collected and recounted stories of culinary resilience in 2020 during this unprecedented time in #DriftlessMinnesota. Her work focused primarily on growers, food producers, restaurants, and residents of Houston County, with a glimpse at the greater Driftless region.

A growing number of stories she's authored from her 3-month residency are available HERE.

You can still SUBMIT your story at any time via Elisabeth's website >> http://elisabethafondell.com/houstoncounty/