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 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. To this end, our staff is committed to thoughtfully considering change as we learn to make this all the more possible.