The Anderson Center has grown to become the largest artist residency community in Minnesota and the 2nd largest in the Upper Midwest. It is one of the very few such retreats in the entire United States that brings together such a varied group of people – writers, visual artists, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, musicians, performance artists, scholars, and translators – through its residency program.
Each year, from May through October, the Center makes available private time and space to some 35 artists, writers, and scholars from the United States and abroad. Residencies, which include meals and lodging at the Center, are month-long with rare exceptions for two-week stays, during which time resident-fellows are expected to work on a clearly defined project and to make a substantive contribution to the community in the form of a talk, class, or performance of their work. Virtually every school, library, senior citizen center, correctional institution, and cultural organization in the Red Wing area benefit each year from this important program of the Anderson Center.
A gathering place rich in historical significance, the Anderson Center is a regional resource that provides a setting conducive to the pursuit of creative projects and solutions, acting as a forum for important contributions to the local, state, and regional communities. Since 1995, the Anderson Center has served the artistic community and the citizens of Minnesota through artistic leadership, program development, and support. It is the mission of the Anderson Center to uphold the unique wealth of the arts in the region to develop, foster, and promote the creation of works by artists of all kinds and to provide leadership and services that help to insure a strong and healthy arts community and a greater recognition of the value of arts in society.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
- Library/research resources
- Printmaking facilities