Category Archives: Awards

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.

Bemidji sculpture walk

Celebrate 20 years of public art in Northern Minnesota

20th Annual Call to Artists!

It’s a 1999-2019 Bemidji Sculpture Walk Celebration Event this Summer

Be a part of the 20th Bemidji Sculpture Walk 

This is Northern Minnesota’s premier public art venue, on the streets of downtown Bemidji, Minnesota for twenty years now. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary in addition to great public art installations and the artist reception, they will be hosting a community celebration, complete with music, art performances, and great food and drink, all downtown Bemidji this June for the 20th Anniversary Arts Festival.

  • Receive a $500 honorarium plus consideration for several cash prizes
  • Attend the annual Installation and Reception downtown, May 17-18
  • 20th Anniversary Community Celebration, June 2019
  • Get your submission in now! First Call Deadline is February 1
  • To apply visit their website here

“of the Year” awards open, nominate an artist or arts advocate!

Nominations Now Accepted for

“Of the Year” Awards

 including

Northwest Artist of the Year Award $500

Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year Award $500

Northwest Star Award for $5000!

NWMAC is accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards. The nomination form is on our website.

Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our region who stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts. Many times people serve in both roles. Our Arts Advocate of the Year award is $500.00 and often goes to a local leader who lives in the area where the artist reception will be held.  But anyone is eligible to be nominated.  Arts includes all disciplines.

Our Artist of the Year award can be given to any discipline artist including visual, performing, or creative writing who are emerging or at a mid-way point in their artistic endeavors. It is a cash award of $500.00 to use however they see fit.

Artists can only receive our Northwest Star Award once, as a lifetime achievement award. This award is for $5,000.00 and can be a wonderful gift to those who have chosen a hard career path related to artistic expression.

Our deadline for nominations is always Feb 28 each year. Please consider nominating someone who you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota. Persons who believe their nominee would qualify for this award and have questions should contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at (218) 745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org for more information.  Again, the deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019.

Awards will be presented at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit  Reception on Sunday, March 31 in Badger, Minnesota at the Community Center. For more information about the Arts Exhibit click here.

Funding for Northwest Star and Northwest Artist of the Year comes from The McKnight Foundation.  Funding for Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year comes from the Minnesota State Legislature.


Nw MN Annual Art Exhibit

2019 ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT — DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28 TO APPLY!

Apply for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit — Open Now

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2019 Annual Art Exhibit. The deadline to submit your art work is February 28, 2019!

This year, the annual Art Exhibit will be in Badger at the community center and runs from March 18 through March 31, 2019.

Artists from our 7 county service region can enter into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards.  Artists must reside in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, or Red Lake counties to be eligible.  Both adult and student artists are encouraged to enter.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception. The Artist Reception will be on Sunday, March 31.

Click for more information, including the exhibit entry rules and directions.  If you would like the application mailed to you, please contact our office 218-745-9111 or email Mara. The application must submitted no later than February 28, 2019.  There is a teacher spreadsheet available by emailing Mara.  Teachers can also submit a Word file with student work samples to ease the process.

Here are some main pages on our website that you can click into from our navigation on the left.

Art Exhibit

NW MN Art Exhibit

NWMAC Art Exhibit Directions

NWMAC Art Exhibit Rules

We encourage you to enter with our on-line system!  Login in the upper right corner of our website.  And create a user or use your past Login.  The link below takes you directly to the Login.

ONLINE PORTAL

If you would like to use Paypal, you will find the link on our main donations page here

NWMAC is also accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards.  Awards will be presented at the Artist Reception on March 31 in Badger. For more information, click here.

Call to Artists: Requesting Proposals for Kinetic/Wind Art

CALL TO ARTISTS

FOR

LIBRARY ART INSTALLATION

The Brainerd Public Library is requesting artist’s proposals for kinetic/wind art.

The deadline is December 7, 2018.

The Brainerd Public Library has been awarded a grant to commission kinetic/wind art to be placed outside of the library. The intent is to allow for an art installation that will provide an inspirational experience to all visiting the library.  A wide range of proposals are invited. Deadline for submission of proposals is December 7, 2018.  For more information please view the RFP linked here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Brainerd Public Library
Attn: Jolene Bradley
416 5th St S, Brainerd, MN 56401 Phone: 218-829-5574
email: bradleyj@krls.org