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2019 NW Annual Art Exhibit

NW Minnesota Art Exhibit 2019

This year the annual Art Exhibit, featuring art from a variety of mediums, will be in Badger at the Community Hall, 203 N Main St, Badger, MN  56714 and runs from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 31, 2019. Hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00pm on weekdays, Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

The Annual Art Exhibit features 100 pieces of visual art, photography, and fine craft from38 adults and 31 high school student artists from our 7 county service region competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Attendees at the exhibit will also be able to vote for People’s Choice. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by Holly Alcott, a qualified juror from Shevlin, Minnesota. They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception. 

NW Art Exhibit at the Badger Community Hall 2019

The Artist Reception will be at the Badger Community Center, 111 N Main St, Badger, MN  56714 on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Artist of the Year and Arts Advocate of the Year Awards, and the Northwest Star Artist lifetime achievement award will be presented at that time. The artist reception program begins promptly at 3:00pm and ends around 4:00pm. Refreshments will be served starting at 2:15 at the community center prior to the program. People’s choice voting will end promptly at 2:45 on the day of the reception, in order to count ballots. Local entertainment will be featured during the program. The Creative Minnesota survey results for our region will be presented. We are proud of the economic impact of the arts in Region 1.    

2019 NW Minnesota Art Exhibit in Badger March 20-31.

The Exhibit and Reception is open to the public and free to attend. Many pieces of art are for sale and the public is encouraged to shop. Purchases can be marked as sold and picked up on March 31 at the reception. The reception is a wonderful day of celebrating the arts in our region with a usual attendance of about 200 people. Please feel welcome to attend.     

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers & Choreographers

The McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and for Choreographers will hold a webinar for all interested applicants. 

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 – 2:30pm

Interested in applying for a McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers?

This information session will focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials: the artistic statement, resume and work sample. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, and/or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

This session, led by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, and participants will be sent a link to enter the webinar by internet browser on a computer or smart phone. 

For information about the guidelines and eligibility, plus detailed video about the online application process:
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Calling all poets

April 1 Deadline to Submit Original Poetry for Minnesota Voices 

April 1st is the deadline for area poets to submit an original poem which may be selected for reading at “Minnesota Voices” on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at noon at the Wadena County Museum as part of National Poetry Month.  Between 10 to 15 poems will be selected by the panel.  The guidelines for submission are as follows:  Only poems written by the poet will be considered.  The poem should be no more than 30 lines.  The poem may be in any form:  rhymed, free verse, prose, rap, etc.  The poem may have been previously published. The poets selected will be invited to read their poem at the event on April 18, 2019.  You are not required to be present in order to be selected.  Instead, the poet may elect to have the poem read by a member of the panel.  Submissions should include your name, address, email, the title of the poem, and the complete text of the poem.  Please indicate whether you will be present to read the poem on April 18, 2019.  Submissions must be postmarked or received by April 1, 2019 to be eligible.  Poets selected will be notified by April 5, 2019. Submit via email to:  603wchs@arvig.net or mail to:  Wadena County Historical Society, 603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena, MN 56482

Minnesota Voices is a free program featuring Minnesota writers and their work. It is held the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m.

FILM, VIDEO AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION Jerome Foundation GRANTS Applications open

Production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors from Minnesota or New York City

DEADLINE TO APPLY MAY 1, 2019

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD NO LATER THAN SEP 30, 2019

Offered every two years, this program provides production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors who reside in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the experimental, narrative, animation or documentary genres.

This program provides grants to individual filmmakers to support specific projects, both short and full-length, for production and select post-production expenses (not pre-production, or marketing, distribution, or festival fees). The awards of up to $30,000 do not require matching funds.

The program does not fund retroactively: only costs incurred after the grant is awarded and a grant contract is signed will be supported.

Learn more about the past Film, Video and Digital Production grantees in Minnesota and New York City.

For more information visit their website here.

MCKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 11

2019/20 Application Guidelines
DEADLINE IS MARCH 11, 2019 AT 5PM
  GUIDELINES FAQ

The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas. Eight arts organizations oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.

The McKnight Arts program supports the conviction that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time.

The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public discussion panel featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend a professional conference in New York or Los Angeles, and by offering four free classes through FilmNorth during the fellowship year.

For questions about the fellowships or the application process, contact Eric Mueller, Program Administrator, FilmNorth, 651-644-1912, emueller@myfilmnorth.org.

Application Guidelines

There will be a “How to Apply” workshop on January 29, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 (details in the Guidelines.) In the meantime, you can watch the 2018 How to Apply Workshop.