Applications to the 2025 Visual Arts Residency Program are open!
Named for an expression of thankfulness, the Tusen Takk Foundation nourishes artists by giving them a place to work, engagement opportunities to enrich the culture of Northwest Michigan, and a platform to share their work internationally.
Tusen Takk’s residencies are geared 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. Tusen Takk was designed to host one resident at a time, or two in collaboration, for residencies that have a duration of between three and eight weeks. 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 to their artistic field.
Tusen Takk’s setting in the quiet, forested dunes on a seemingly infinite body of water offers artists time to slow down and reflect in a place that is regenerative by its nature. Designed with intention and care, Tusen Takk is a functional “making place” with studios that provide artists with spaces to imagine and create their work.
Because 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, national origins, color, gender, age, religions, sexual orientations, or disabilities can benefit from having a time and a place to create their work, and our aim is to create such a safe, supportive place.