The Intern Artist Residency Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create public artwork, develop their artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and the chance to work along-side peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.
The Intern Artist Residency Program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career. In exchange for housing, meals, and studio space, selected artists’ commit to working for Franconia Sculpture Park for five hours per day, six days per week.