OVERLAND ARTWORKS is committed to creating social practice projects dedicated to developing experimental approaches of art world conventions in order to study the possibility and accessibility of a creative lifestyle. 



ALT- Residency

ALT- is a full-length experimental, collaborative, conceptual residency project. As an alternative to traditional artist residencies, ALT- is interested in simplifying the traditional residency model and studying accessibility of creative experiences by solely providing mental components (accessibility, accountability, affirmation, and attention) of a residency program rather than the physical (space & supplies).


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24/2 is a 48 hour experimental exercise that any and every artist can participate in. A weekend residency of sorts – 24/2 is the simpler, extra-accessible, commitment-phobe little sister of OLAW's ALT- Residency Project. 

With just a 48-hour commitment (one weekend!) to 24/2, artists are held accountable to dedicate a substantial, yet very obtainable, amount of uninterrupted time to their work, get in the flow of their practice, and share their accomplishments and newfound understandings.




A Trampled By Turtles collaboration, Big Water Songwriting Residency is committed to connecting songwriters with the creative possibilities of Lake Superior's North Shore landscape and its communities. Housed at Kah-Nee-Tah Cottages in Lutsen, MN, Big Water facilitates a space for songwriters to unplug from life on the road and in the studio and focus on experimentation, research, and creation within the refreshing solitude of woodlands and wide open water. Big Water also encourages artists to engage with the local arts community of the North Shore and explore its many opportunities for connection, collaboration, and inspiration. 



Crafting community through commiseration.

Art Is Hard embraces vulnerabilities to encourage a community to bond and commiserate over the conflicts and challenges associated with a creative lifestyle. AIH hopes to promote shared understandings, growth within individuals, and changes in expectations of artistic conventions.