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La Pointe Center for the Arts (La Pointe, WI)

Artist in Residence on Madeline Island

Location: Wisconsin
Type: Residency
Any discipline

Deadline: 05/01/2024

Other Criteria:
Open to artists nationally
Open to artists statewide
Paid opportunity ($500/week)


The La Pointe Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts on Madeline Island through a gallery and retail space, as well as various programs and events. We are pleased to offer an Artist in Residence Program on Madeline Island for Fall of 2024.

The purpose of the Artist in Residence Program is to provide the space and opportunity on Madeline Island for artists to focus on their ideas, create a body of work, research or develop a new project, and to expand their creativity. Interaction with the community is an important aspect of the program.

Madeline Island, also known as Moonigwanaakaning minis, was first settled by the Anishinaabe people. There remains a strong connection to the Ojibwe culture, whose history dates back thousands of years. It is a place for creativity to flourish in a spectacularly beautiful and natural area, surrounded by Lake Superior. The island is reached by ferry boat, allowing for a true retreat atmosphere. Numerous beaches, hiking trails, rugged ancient cliffs and the constant changes of the lake and sky are truly inspirational. The island is next to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and is the only island with year-round habitation. It is located 2 miles across the water from Bayfield, Wisconsin.

The program is open to the following disciplines: Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Photography. No work that involves high noise levels, heavy machinery, toxic fumes, or fire risk is allowed.

The residency is for a 3-week period beginning October 1 – October 22, 2024.

Space at the Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is available for the period to be used as a studio/workspace, as well as a place for studio visits with the public, talks or presentations, and exhibit or performance space. The space has worktables, and a bathroom with sink.

The artist is responsible for providing all supplies, food, and travel expenses. A vehicle is necessary for transportation to, from, and on the island.

Lodging is provided for 3 weeks at Chateau Madeline in a private cottage, which is located a few miles from downtown La Pointe. The property is located on Lake Superior on a beautiful, wooded estate.

The artist will be paid a stipend of $500 per week.

Artists over 21 years of age may apply. There is no application fee. We encourage artists with experience who are interested in dedicated time to develop ideas and creative work. Artists are required to schedule time for interacting with the community during the residency. Examples include sharing the process of working; giving a talk, presentation, or workshop; performing, or reading a work in progress; being open for a studio visit and informal talk; or holding a final exhibit of work. Upon acceptance, details of community interaction will be determined. Applicants with a strong motivation to share their work with the community will be given preference.

May 1, 2024: Application deadline
June 1, 2024: Decision announced
October 1, 2024: Residency begins

There is no entry fee. Application materials must include:

Contact information including e-mail address, phone #, and website address.
Images of 5-10 work samples, or appropriate examples of other media.
A résumé/CV (three pages maximum) including recent exhibitions, performances, presentations, and awards.
A written project proposal (300 words or less) articulating what your vision is if given this opportunity. Please be as specific as possible regarding what you hope to accomplish
within the 3-week time frame, and what the end result will be.
A clear description of how you will interact with and share your process or results with the community.
One letter of recommendation.
Two professional references.
If chosen for the Artist In Residence Program, upon acceptance, you will be required to provide a photograph of yourself that can be used in promotion materials for the LaPointe Center for the Arts.
Only complete applications received by May 1st will be considered.

Please send your completed application materials to OR Mail to:
La Pointe Center, P.O. Box 247, La Pointe, WI 54850.

If you have questions, you may contact Peggy Ross, La Pointe Center for the Arts (LPC) Board Chair, at