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Ten Chances

  • Ten Chances 2015 – Part Two - Minneapolis

    Ten Chances No Hustle Summer 2015

    Part Two 

    Summer 2015 residency, 07-15 September in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

    The first several days of the residency, 07-09 September, will situate itself at Night Owl Farm in North Branch, MN hosted by Rosie Kimball and Susan Andre.

    The remaining dates, 10-20 September, HQ will reside in NE Minneapolis, hosted by Cameron Gainer.

    The Part Two Summer Residency is an examination with concepts of location. To mimic the model in Scotland, the residency will begin with a rural location. The residents will regroup in NE Minneapolis for the remainder of the residency with HQ residing in NE Minneapolis.

    Stephanie, Andy, and Collette each participated in the Edinburgh residency. Derek and Drew, each local Minneapolis artists have been invited to act as hosts. Stephen, the third addition, is coming from Edinburgh, but was not a part of the initial summer residency. Each artist brings a unique experience to the residency in Minneapolis.

    Artists' in Residency

    Directed and facilitated by Patricia Healy McMeans

  • Summer 2015 Residency

    Ten Chances No Hustle Summer 2015 art residents are now being chosen for the upcoming residency. The Summer 2015 residency will run 20 July – 02 August in Edinburgh Scotland. The first week of the residency, 20-24 July will occupy Gifford Scotland to the east of Edinburgh. The remaining dates, 25 July – 02 August, will reside in Edinburgh.

    Artists in Residency

    Directed and facilitated by Patricia Healy McMeans

    Co-Director James Currie


    This years residency will be uniquely co-directed and facilitated by Patty Healy McMeans & James Currie.

  • Ten Chances No Hustle

    Expiremental Urban Artists' Residency

    Mission Statement

    This discursive art residency bridges the gap between academia and the real world.

    It is a place for serious artists of rigor to step back from the Hustle and take time for experiment and research. Ideas, like people, sometimes need a second chance to find their groove. Give them three. Give them ten.

    Six to nine practicing artists, both local (MSP) and out-state, will come together in late June trhough mid-July, taking up temporary work residence in a unique urban Minneapolis space for the three-week duration.

    All artists are asked to bring an open mind, an open heart, and some studio chops.

    This is a time that is meant for the artists; they may use it simply to do research, or to collaborate with another resident in a new form, or to stir the beginnings of a new body of work.

    When artists can find the time and space to even think about the possibility of doing a residency, which often artists have to pay for out-of-pocket, they are usually signed up for a particular time slot without regard to whom will be there at that same time.

    We believe artists can thrive when given room and agency!

    So, first beginning with a small group of select MSP artists, we will hold an equal number of resident seats open for an out-state group which they elect and invite themselves. In this way, the original core can determine their own resident nucleus and modes of making.

    Ten Chances is not an escape, but an opportunity. In backing its experimental beta run, you are supporting a new residency paradigm as well as its potential influence on the greater contemporary art community.


    Every artist receives a stipend, and travel funds if necessary, for their time. (This is based on a European model of economy, where artists receive incomes and commissions which are not solely based on market-value product.)