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Tusen Takk 2022-23 Artist Residency Program

Tusen Takk Foundation   /   Deadline: 07/15/21

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Situated in the dunes of Lake Michigan, Tusen Takk offers 3-8 week-long solo residencies open to emerging and established visual artists working in photography, printmaking, sculpture, and painting, as well as creative writers and composers. An honorarium and housing with 24/7 private access to the studios are provided, and residents are encouraged to engage with the arts community while in residence. Applications are due on July 15, 2021 for residencies between June 2022 and Decemeber 2023.

Highlights of the studios include: a digital imaging studio outfitted with two Epson P9000 commercial edition printers and two Epson 9880 printers (all with a maximum output width of 44"), an etching studio designed to make photogravures with a 30" x 50" etching press and 24x36" NuArc platemaker, and a darkroom with a 16' long sink and three enlargers.


Tusen Takk Foundation5560 Leland Woods DrLeland, MI 49654, USA




The ability to produce a consistent body of high-quality work

A dedication to their artistic practice with a desire to spend at least 30 hours a week in the studio

The self-motivation needed to work alone. Unless the residency is to be a collaboration between two people, the vast majority of the time the resident will be living and working in solitude

A willingness to engage audiences

An openness to sharing thoughts on their work, their practice, and their processes through Tusen Takk's online and printed publications

Comfortable communicating with Tusen Takk's English-speaking staff and audiences

21 or older

US citizenship or the ability to obtain a US visa (if needed). Most international artists can come on a visitor visa, but certain countries do not participate in the visa waiver program. Since delays can occur, international applicants should be sure to check the visa appointment wait times. Upon offer of a residency, the Tusen Takk Foundation is able to provide letter(s) of invitation.

Alumni Tusen Takk artists are welcome to reapply 5 years after their last residency


In fulfillment of Tusen Takk's mission, artists are highly encouraged to engage with the regional arts community when in residence. Since the context and form of this engagement opportunity are very flexible, Tusen Takk welcomes proposals from the artist.

Artists should be willing to share their work, processes, and experience with audiences through Tusen Takk's website, social channels, and printed publications.

In collaboration with the Director, Geoffrey Peckham, artists are asked to donate one work to the Foundation's collection. This can be worked out in creative ways with writers and music composers. Artists are also encouraged to leave behind a book as a contribution to the Foundation's library for future residents.


$625/week honorarium

Evaluation Criteria

Tusen Takk's residencies are designed for artists to explore new ideas or expand current work. We look for ideas and work that will affirm and enrich the human spirit, giving form to chaos and perception to beauty.

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.

Excellence is the sole criterion by which artists are offered a Tusen Takk residency. We welcome and encourage applicants of all backgrounds. We believe that artists of all races, color, gender, age, religions, sexual orientations, national origins, and abilities can benefit from having a time and a place to create work. Our aim is to continually improve Tusen Takk to be a safe, supportive environment for achieving this objective.

Contact Information

Maggie Pavao
5560 Leland Woods Drive
Leland, MI 49654

P: 2312246580

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