Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which public spaces can be used as a new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of art.

For four weekends in February, the 2018 On-Ice Program will transform a frozen lake in Minnesota into a village of ice fishing shanty-like structures designed and built by artists. Outdoor performances, games, and inventive cold-weather activities animate the space for curious locals, regional artists, and visitors from beyond our borders.

Art Shanty Projects' 2018 On-Ice Program will take place on Lake Harriet. The project is free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, January 20-February 11. 

Art Shanty Projects is offering stipends ($1500), on-ice support and festival publicity to 20 selected shanty teams.
Deadline for applications: Midnight CST -Monday, July 31, 2017.

Art Shanty Projects is currently seeking artists of all stripes––musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancers, choreographers, writers, builders, fisher-people, outdoors-people, puppeteers, social practice artists, installation artists, vocalists, spoken word artists, craftspeople, storytellers, actors, playwrights–– interested in designing and constructing a shanty for the 2018 On-Ice Program.