Category Archives: Call for Artists

North Beach Writers’ Classes

New online classes in poetry, including a free class for those affected by Covid-19

The following classes are now available for registration.
Visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for more information and to register.

Writing the Short Poem I
April 6- May 8, 2020 (Registration deadline, March 30) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)

June 8-July 10, 2020–$150.

Writing the Short Poem II
May 18-June 19, 2020 (Registration deadline, April 15) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)
July 13-August 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline, June 15)–$150

Triggering Poetic Inspiration
April 20-June 12 (Registration deadline, April 1)–$250
May 11-July 3 ( Registration deadline, May 1)–$250
June 15- August 7 ( Registration deadline, June 1)–$250

Ekphrasis: Poetry Inspired by Art
May 4-June 26 (Registration deadline, April 15)–$250

Please visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for all the details and registration information.

Emergency Relief Fund For Artists During Covid-19 and Fundraiser

Attention Artists! Springboard for the Arts has resources to assist you. Consider applying today!

Help individual artists whose income has been affected by cancellations due to COVID-19 precautions. Visit https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag

Springboard for the Arts has created a Personal Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Minnesota recover from personal emergencies by helping pay an unanticipated, emergency expense. Artists can request up to $500. Because of COVID-19 they are expanding their help. Please visit their website to learn more. Springboard for the Arts has committed an additional $10,000 from their budget to support this effort and is committed to working with partners to increase the fund based on demand.

UPDATE 3/13: Springboard for the Arts committed $10,000 of their budget to expanding the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, and in less than 24 hours, those funds were requested. They are actively fundraising and bringing on partners to expand the fund, and encourage requests to keep coming in. They will fulfill requests as they are able in the order they were received. Springboard for the Arts has set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that they can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Give online at https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag or send a check to:

Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103

To learn more and to apply please visit their webpage here.

If you want to donate to the fund, please follow this link: https://www.givemn.org/story/Epf3ag

As demand is also outpacing our total funds available, please go to their website to read the notes of clarification. If you would like help determining your own eligibility, please email erf@springboardforthearts.org before applying.

Don’t qualify for Springboard’s Emergency Relief Fund or need additional assistance? Please consult this list of emergency resources [PDF].

Apply here Looking for the Community Emergency Relief Fund?Click here! Donate to the Emergency Relief Fund1

If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Katie Hae Leo, Development Director, at katiehl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.

Creative Community Leadership Institute

Applications are open for the new cohort of the Creative Community Leadership Institute, an intensive, in-person, cohort-based training program with real-world practice for artists, culture bearers, community organizers, community development practitioners, and other leaders seeking to deepen their impact in creative community building.

Questions or for assistance with the application contact:
Springboard for the Arts
262 University Ave W. St. Paul, MN
Or call Natalie: 651-304-1014

In 2020, CCLI will host three cohorts, one each in St. Cloud, MN; Fargo, ND; and Rapid City, SD. Each cohort will meet for three weekends during the year:
St. Cloud, MN: May 15-17; July 17-19; October 9-11
Fargo, ND: May 29-31; July 31-August 2; September 25-27
Rapid City, SD: June 12-14; August 21-23; October 16-18 – Limited to enrolled tribal members and non-Native participants who live or work directly in Native communities.
This program is free for participants. Applications for all three cohorts are due March 9.

See the website for more information, funding, info sessions and applications. https://www.creativecommunityinstitute.org

Forecast is seeking Artists for MN’s Largest Public Mural & Art Festival

Chroma Zone 2019 mural by artist Fadlabi. Photo by Alex Olson.

CHROMA ZONE 2020 call for artists now open

Forecast is seeking artists for MN’s largest public mural & art festival!
CHROMA ZONE‘s first-annual festival was a huge success last summer 2019 and the momentum of this celebration of muralism and street art will continue in 2020. Forecast is managing artist selection for the festival, which is produced by the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ).

CHROMA ZONE is intended for all cultures, genders, ages and abilities. Forecast will facilitate a fair and inclusive application process and seeks to select a diverse pool of artists that represent varying experiences, backgrounds, locations, genders, perspectives and styles of art.  

The festival will run September 12-19 in the CEZ, a creative hub in St. Paul, MN.

Applications are open now until April 3, 2020. For more information and to apply visit their webpage here.