At Tusen Takk, a New Artist Residency Connected to Place

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
1 min readMar 3, 2021
The exterior of the Tusen Takk Guesthouse and Studios, December 2020. © Geoffrey Peckham

Following a successful pilot program, Tusen Takk has selected eleven artists from across the country for solo residencies from March 2021 to June 2022. Tusen Takk residencies provide accomplished artists with the space “to explore new ideas or expand current work that affirms and enriches the human spirit, giving form to chaos and perception to beauty.” Our practice collaborated with the Tusen Takk Foundation to create a studio and guesthouse that would embrace the natural beauty of Northwest Michigan’s Leelaneau Peninsula and provide an inspiring space to work and reflect. Watch a video of the studio and guesthouse environments below.

Video clips © Geoffrey Peckham / Tusen Takk Foundation

The 2021–22 artists-in-residence bring a wide range of backgrounds and focuses, from music composition to photography and printmaking, painting and drawing. Each artist will work and live onsite for between 3 and 8 weeks, and whether their goal is to complete a project for an upcoming exhibition or begin an entirely new direction, the common thread to each experience is a dedicated space to create while immersed in the Northern Michigan landscape. More information on the new residents can be found at

Further Reading

Tusen Takk Foundation
The Tusen Takk Foundation Residency Open Call



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