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Forecast 2020 Artist Grant Applications are open

Forecast 2020 Artist Grant Applications NOW OPEN!

Forecast is excited to accept grant applications from 
Minnesota-based individual early- and mid-career artists looking to
advance their work in public art. They seek to fund a diverse group of artists working in a range of public art practices and media. Forecast places particular emphasis on supporting and amplifying the artistic work of artists of color, female artists, LGBTQ artists, immigrant artists, artists from rural communities, and non-traditional public artists. 

Join them for an info session to learn more about the grants Forecast offers. Unable to attend in person? Check out their Artist Support page and watch this video with information on their grants, how they define public art, and tips for writing your application.

Early Career Artist Research + Development Grant

Grant Amount: $2,500 – 4 grants
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant-Funded Period: January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Grant Intentions: This grant supports early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development or model building.

Early Career Artist Project Grant

Grant Amount: $8,000 – 2 grants
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant-Funded Period: January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Grant Intentions: Early-Career Artist Project Grants support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an emerging Minnesota-based artist.

Mid-career Professional Development Grant

Grant Amount: $5,000 – 2 grants
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant-Funded Period: January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Grant Intentions: This grant supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art. Funding can be used to support the development of a project idea or to participate in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists.

Mid-Career Project Grant

Grant Amount: $10,000 – 5 grants
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant-Funded Period: January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020
Grant Intentions: Mid-Career Artist Project Grants support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a mid-career Minnesota-based public artist.

*Please contact the Forecast Grants team if you need help submitting your application in English at grants@forecastpublicart.org or 651-641-1128 EXT 111.

Deadline to apply is October 16, 2019. Visit their website here for more information or to apply.

Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant application is September 13

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant application deadline September 13, 2019

The FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant program is now open for application. The FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on theArts Board Web site.

The Cultural Community Partnership grant program is designed to enhance the careers of individual artists of color and indigenous artists. Artists, at any stage in their careers, can apply for grants to help support collaborative projects. Applicants can collaborate on a project with another Minnesota artist of color or with a Minnesota nonprofit organization.

The proposed project must be designed to further the artist’s career or enhance the artist’s artistic abilities. Each project must include a community component that will draw visibility to the artist’s work. A public performance, exhibition, reading, open workshop, or demonstration that the public can attend, are some examples of possible community components.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 13, 2019. All applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Proposed projects must take place between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021.

Those considering a first time application are urged to review the program’s overview and application instructions, and speak with program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams prior to beginning an application. She can be reached at (651) 539-2672, toll-free at 
(800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at sherrie.fernandez-williams@arts.state.mn.us.

The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information. 

The Arts Board is offering a free online information session about the FY 2020 Cultural Community Partnership grant opportunity on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.  
Learn more.

McKnight 2020 Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers

Intent to Apply for the 2020 Fellowships is due by Wednesday, September 4, 2019 

(with the final application due in spring 2020).

The Intent to Apply form is now open.

Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

Dancers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines

Two webinars for all interested applicants are being offered

Tuesday, August 13th, 5:00-6:00 pm

Monday, August 19th, 12:00-1:00 pm

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

This information session will be geared towards first-time applicants and 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, or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

If you plan to submit an Intent to Apply, be aware that local panelists are already in place and viewing performances. Please submit performance information to us using our online calendar forms:

Choreographers:  http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-choreographers/

Dancers:     http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/calendar-dancer/

Be sure to give us as much lead time as possible (4-6 weeks is optimal) so that panelists can get your performances on their calendars.

McKnight Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship Program

From August 16 to October 11, 2019, Pillsbury House Theatre will accept applications for the inaugural McKnight Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship program.

Community-Engaged Artists are artists who use their artistic practice to engage relationships aimed at producing social transformation. The goal of the Community-Engaged Artist Fellowship program is to identify and support mid-career Minnesota artists who create exceptional community engaged work. The program will use an independent jury of three arts professionals to award two fellowships. The fellowship will run for one year: January 1, 2020– January 1, 2021. Artists from all areas of Minnesota are encouraged to apply.

SELECTED FELLOWS WILL RECEIVE:

• $25,000 (unrestricted): Fellowship funding may be used to enhance any aspect of the artist’s life, such as overhead costs, the purchase of materials, travel, and other living expenses. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines.
• $3,000 in additional funds for a pilot initiative leading to the development of new community engaged work.
• Access to PH+T’s facilities and equipment.
• Support from PH+T staff and menu of community resources and services.
• Fellowship Discussion Series: Fellows will select a national expert in the field to be in dialogue with throughout the term of their fellowship, culminating in a public discussion about community engaged practice.

Applicants will be evaluated and selected based on the transformative impact of their work as evidenced in submitted materials, and work samples. Consideration will be given to accomplishments to date as well as promise for continued development and the impact the fellowship will have on the artist.

APPLY:

Applications are open August 16 – October 11, 2019. To apply, click here.
Stay tuned for info session dates!

GET IN TOUCH:

Mike Hoyt, Program Director
mikeh@pillsburyhousetheatre.org / 612.787.3655
Pillsbury House Theatre / 3501 Chicago Ave S, MPLS

ABOUT MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS:

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. For more information, visit https://www.mcknight.org/programs/arts/the-mcknight-artist-fellowships/.

Forecast Public Art RFP for Public Artwork in St. Louis Park

Forecast is facilitating a selection process for an artist to work on a public artwork at Bridgewater Bank’s new headquarters in St. Louis Park, MN. The RFQ is attached to this email, and includes information about eligibility, timeline, budget, and more.
Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-lead teams residing in the state of Minnesota, and must demonstrate their ability to execute a public art project of this scale and budget.
RFQ submissions are due August 12, 2019.
Please direct any questions to Tricia Heuring: tricia@forecastpublicart.org

To learn more visit their website here.