Apply for 2015 Writer-in-Residence

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Seeks the 2015 Writer-in-Residence

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, a community art center in Fridley, MN is located in a historic building on the Mississippi and features diverse programming in the literary and visual arts. Housed in the same facility since 1988, BLCA is a vibrant place for artists from all walks of life to explore and express themselves through the arts.

Each year BLCA selects a Writer-in-Residence to make the art center their writing home, to facilitate our monthly NorthWords Writers writing group, and to be a presence at the center for our member writers.

We offer: free use of a writing studio with great views of Manomin Park and comfortable furniture and a $1000 annual stipend. This opportunity does not provide living accommodations.

You provide: a willingness to write at BLCA and to utilize the space for your personal writing goals and facilitation of a monthly 2 hour meeting with the NorthWords writers and the coordination of an annual June reading for BLCA readers.

To apply: send a resume/CV and a brief statement about how being the BCLA Writer-in-Residence would assist your personal writing goals. In addition, please send up to 25 pages of writing samples; these can be a variety of works or a single work.

Interviews will be held with a select group of BLCA writers and the BLCA Executive Director in September. The Writer-in-Residence term runs from January 1 to December 31, 2015.

The deadline for application is Friday, August 29, 2014 at midnight. Applications can be mailed to Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Road, Fridley, MN 55432 or emailed to