Category Archives: Call for Artists

Call for Entries: Black Lives Matter Exhibit

Call for Entries

Deadline December 1

In Honor of MLK Day and Black History Month

Black Lives Matters Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls

January 8 – February 28, 2021 

Warren, Minnesota – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a call for entries for an exhibition of artwork that honors Black Lives Matter. Our country, and much of the world, is aware of Black Lives Matter. In honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, it is especially timely that we come together to create art that reflects the spirit of BLM. 

Artists and creatives in NW Minnesota are invited to create artwork that reflects the theme Black Lives Matter. Artwork may consist of painting, drawings, mixed media, carvings, film, fiber, poems, songs, as well as a host of other mediums. We welcome a variety of art forms!

Artwork must be submitted for jury via photo in an email. It will only be accepted, if it supports the Black Lives Matter movement. Inquire beforehand if you have questions about this. Please email photo of artwork along with your name, contact information, title of artwork, size of artwork, and medium to Trey Everett at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com by December 1. If selected, artists may drop off art work at their choice of three locations, Crookston on December 14, Warren on December 15, or Thief River Falls on December 17. Times and exact locations of drop-off will be given at a later date. 

The art installation, Black Lives Matter will be open from January 8 through February 28, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland College and Technical School in Thief River Falls. Please visit our website for more information: www.NWArtsCouncil.org.

Arts Retreat Artist Residency in New York Mills Accepting Applications

Applications Now Being Accepted for Early Spring 2021 Residencies

Application Deadline October 24

The Arts Retreat Artist Residency Program of the Cultural Center in New York Mills provides dedicated artists time to work and  offers a unique taste of life in rural Minnesota. Artists from all disciplines (performance, written, audio and visual media) will be considered for a residency. Art residencies are awarded based on artistic merit and commitment to the arts. Artists are provided with a place to stay and work.  No stipend is available.

Go to: https://www.kulcher.org/programs/artist-retreat/ to read more and apply.

For further information contact: cheryl@kulcher.org

Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation

Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation is a state-wide call for artists to help people in their communities connect with one another while staying safe and healthy. This is an open call with a rolling deadline for artists with creative ideas, with $500 in project support available. This opportunity is supported by the Kresge Foundation and the Blandin Foundation. 
See more and the application: https://springboardforthearts.org/artists-respond/

The COVID crisis has resulted in increased levels of social isolation in our communities, particularly for higher-risk groups like the elderly or people with disabilities. This isolation can have devastating effects on individual health and well-being.  

With this project, artists in Minnesota of all disciplines and career levels are invited to create moments of joy, solace, solidarity, sharing, and a sense of connection for those who are feeling most isolated in these pandemic times. Whether a virtual guided walk, a postcard swap, charades with folks inside nursing homes, poetry broadcast from a porch, or texted meditations in the morning, artists can play an important role right now to lift spirits, combat isolation and create camaraderie through shared experiences. 

Projects with a focus on higher-risk groups, including but not limited to those in care facilities, elders living at home, new immigrant communities, families lacking access to broadband, and essential workers who may be self-isolating, will be prioritized for funding. Artists should already have a connection with or into the group – through themself, someone in their family or close network, or other existing relationship.

60 plus projects will be funded. These project funds are open to any artist in Minnesota and Springboard will prioritize artists and culture workers from communities that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic crisis. Access to technology, the internet, and other systemic barriers may make it difficult for some artists to respond quickly to this call so we will start reviewing applications after at least 10 applications are submitted from priority groups. At least 70% of the project funds will go to artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color and/or Native; artists from outside the seven county metro area; artists from the disability community, including people with compromised immune systems; or LGBTQIA+ artists.

Visit Springboard for the Arts to learn more here: https://springboardforthearts.org/artists-respond/

Call for Artists: Vast Magazine

Title: CALL FOR ARTISTS : PRINT ISSUE N°02 – VAST MAGAZINE

VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N°02. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.

Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. Learn more at https://vast.art/

VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new international visual art print and online publication dedicated to showcasing the expansive practice of artists and photographers from around the world, far and wide. 

FEATURED ARTISTS FROM ISSUE N°01:

Adrian Kupcsik (Düsseldorf, Germany) Alessandro Fogo (S. Benedetto del Tronto, Italy) Alessia Rollo (Lecce, Italy) Aparna Sarkar (Providence, Rhode Island) Brian Cirmo (Albany, New York) Brittany Ham (San Antonio, Texas) Caleb Churchill (Memphis, Tennessee) Cody Tumblin (Chicago, Illinois) Denton Peter McCabe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) Dorrell Bradford (Phoenix, Arizona) Elise Thompson (Brooklyn, New York) Five Car Garage (Santa Monica, California) Galerie Tanja Wagner (Berlin, Germany) Genevieve Cohn (Boston, Massachusetts) Grit Richter (Hamburg, Germany) Horizont Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) Isabel Yellin (Los Angeles, California) Jennifer Sullivan (Ridgewood, New York), Jess Krichelle (Los Angeles, California) Jess Holz (Boston, Massachusetts) Judith Ornstein (Brooklyn, New York) Kirsten Stoltmann (Los Angeles, California) Kristy Hughes (Valdosta, Georgia) Mason Kimber (Sydney, Australia) Michael Lundgren (Phoenix, Arizona) Nate Burbeck (Brooklyn, New York) Peter Cochrane (Richmond, Virginia) Ray Hwang (Ridgewood, New York) Samantha Rosenwald (Los Angeles, California) Seunggu Kim (Seoul, South Korea) Swen Renault (Paris, France) Thomas Mazzarella (Brussels, Belgium)  Tsailing Tseng(Taipei, Taiwan & Brooklyn, New York) Xavier Rodriguez (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain) Dive deep into their individual artist profiles at https://vast.art/

ELIGIBILITY:  Visual Artists 18 years and older from the United States and Internationally are eligible to submit. All visual art mediums are welcome: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, installation, video, new media, mixed media, and more. $35.00 USD non-refundable submission fee per artist submission of up to 10 images. 

DEADLINE: October 13, 2020
HOW TO APPLYhttps://vast.art