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MCBA Arts Mentorship Program Now Open

Pages_MacThis is information provided by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and is a mentorship that is currently open.  NWMAC is providing the information  to our readers as a service.  Please read all applicable information or head over to:

www.MNBookArts.org/mentorships

About the Book Arts Mentorship

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

Three jurors will review all applications and select six mentorship recipients. Artists in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Literary arts (poetry, spoken word, fiction, creative nonfiction)
  • Visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, new media)
  • Music (composing)
  • Film / video (filmmakers, animation)
  • Theater (playwriting)
  • Dance (choreography)

Only originating artists in these disciplines are eligible for Jerome support; musicians, actors, directors, dancers, screenwriters and other such categories are not eligible.

Artists selected for the Book Arts Mentorship will receive:

  • $2,000 for the purchase of materials and to supplement other project costs (subject to state and federal income tax guidelines)
  • Three months of basic book arts training at MCBA
  • Free tuition to participate in up to three workshops offered by MCBA through its regular adult education schedule (artist pays applicable supply/material fees)
  • The ability to meet regularly with a mentor and attend master classes that provide contextual and historical foundations for book arts
  • One year free membership to MCBA
  • Recognition through a culminating exhibition in MCBA’s main gallery

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by twelve series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.

Awards and Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by emerging artists. An “emerging artist” is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, yet has not received a commensurate amount of professional recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. MCBA and the Jerome Foundation reserve the right to review and determine any applicant status as “emerging” or “established”.

Applicants must reside in Minnesota and must have held legal residency in Minnesota for the preceding year.

An artist is not eligible to apply for the Book Arts Mentorship if they are:

  • a student, full-time or part-time
  • a current MCBA artist-in-residence or staff member
  • an artist who already uses book arts as a primary form of creative expression
  • an artist who is already well-established in their field of work
  • a prior recipient of any MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship or Fellowship

Applications are reviewed by a panel of jurors representing the broad conceptual range of the art form. Jurors are not identified until after fellowship recipients are announced.

How to Apply

Applications are due by Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59pm.

TIMELINE

Artists considering applying for a Book Arts Mentorship are invited to one of several public information sessions at MCBA, to ask questions about the application process and learn about the resources and equipment available.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014; 7:00pm
Information session #1

Thursday, July 31, 2014; 6:00pm
Information session #2

Monday, August 4, 2014; 12:00pm
Information session #3

Monday, September 1, 2014; 11:59pm
APPLICATIONS DUE

All application materials must be submitted through MCBA’s online application portal by 11:59pm Monday evening, September 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Announcement of mentorship recipients

Tuesday, October 21, 2014; 7:00pm
Mentorship program commences with initial meeting and orientation at MCBA’s studios (mandatory for all recipients)

November 2015
Group exhibition opens

If you have any questions about the Book Arts Mentorship program or the application process that this webpage does not answer, please contact Anna Boyer by phone at 612-215-2526 or by email at aboyer@mnbookarts.org.

If you have any technical issues with the submission process, please contact us at mcba@mnbookarts.org; include “Mentorship application” in the subject of your email.

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Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Reimbursement Grant

MINNESOTA FILMMAKERS LEGACY REIMBURSEMENT

CYCLE 4

FINISHING FUNDS

 

Minnesota Film and TV is requesting proposals from Minnesota filmmakers who are seeking finishing or completion funds for new narrative features or long-form documentaries that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available for reimbursement of Minnesota production and post production costs.
In order to be eligible, projects must be in production or post production at the time of application.

 

APPROXIMATE TIMELINE

 

RFP Posted                                                                   July 8, 2014

Submission Deadline                                                   December 5, 2014 at 5:00PM

Full Panel Review of Proposals                                   January 10, 2015

Recipients Announced                                                 January 13, 2015

 

Questions? Please call Jill Johansen, Incentives Specialist at 612-767-0095 or email at jill@mnfilmtv.org or Craig Rice at 612-685-9114.

 

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MSAB Arts Tour Webinar 06-26-14

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Minnesota State Arts Board

Ensuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts
06.26.2014–Arts Tour Minnesota Webinar  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Arts Tour Minnesota grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Bonnie Schock will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the program overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Arts Tour Minnesota program page.
Date: Thursday, June 26
Time: 3:00 p.m.
We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.
To register:
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged.
Register here.
To join the session:

Dial into the telephone portion by calling AccuConference at (800) 920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.
  • Enter the conference dial-in number: (800) 920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • Enter your first and last name
  • Click Connect Now
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the Web or by phone only,”  select phone only.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box on the left.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Important note: save these instructions for reference.
No further confirmation will be sent to you.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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MSAB Cultural Community Partnership Webinar 06.25.2014

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Minnesota State Arts Board

Ensuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the Arts
06.25.2014–Cultural Community Partnership Webinar  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Cultural Community Partnership grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Kathee Foran will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the program overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Cultural Community Partnership program page.
Session date:
Wednesday, June 25, 3:00 p.m.
To register
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.
To join the session
  • On the day of the session, you may choose to listen to the audio portion by phone or through a computer.
  • If you want to view the visual presentation and ask questions, you’ll need access to the Internet.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.
Dial into the telephone portion by calling AccuConference at (800) 920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.
  • Enter the conference dial-in number: (800) 920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • Enter your first and last name
  • Click Connect Now
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the Web or by phone?” be aware that if you select “Web,” you must have a speaker in order to hear the audio.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box on the left.
Important note: save these instructions for reference.
No further confirmation will be sent to you.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 
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MSAB Artist Initiative Webinar 06-09-14

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“Ensuring All Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts.”

Artist Initiative Webinars  

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering FREE one-hour Webinars to help applicants prepare to apply for the Artist Initiative grant program. These sessions  will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Kathee Foran will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
All sessions are identical in content, and each one is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the sessions in person. If you are not able to join a  session, a voice-over PowerPoint and PDF will be also be available on the Artist Initiative program page of the Arts Board Web site.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the program overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Artist Initiative program page.
We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early. Save these instructions for reference. No further confirmation will be sent to you.
Session dates:
Monday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, June 30, 3:00 p.m.
To register:
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged.
Register here.
To join the session:
Dial into the audio portion by calling AccuConference at (800) 920-7487.

  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #.
  • When prompted, say your name.
Log into the visual portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.

  • Enter the conference dial-in number: (800) 920-7487
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #.
  • Enter your first and last name.
  • Click “Connect Now.”
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the Web or by phone?” select “phone only.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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