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Forecast Public Art Grants Opportunities

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 2.20.28 PMLooking for more grant opportunities to help further your career?  Public Art is a great way to engage the community in the arts and there are plenty of opportunities for artists and individuals interested in this type of work.

Forecast Public Art has some pretty good grant opportunities for Minnesota-based emerging and mid-career artists in the development and creation of new public artwork in Minnesota.


October 06, 2015

  1. Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

    $5,000 to support public art-related professional development for MN-based mid-career artists. Proposed work can assist with the development of a project idea or involve participating in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists nationally (residencies, apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, creation of project models or prototypes.

  2. Emerging Artist Research & Development Grant

    $2,500 to support emerging 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.

  3. Emerging Artist Project Grant

    $8,000 to support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an emerging Minnesota-based artist. This grant is funded through the Visual Arts category of the Jerome Foundation. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc., as long as there is a visual focus.

Please closely review eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Email grants@forecastpublicart.orgwith questions.

Forecast Artist Services are made possible in part, by generous support from the Mcknight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.

FELLOWSHIP Opportunity!



Intent to Apply is now open until Sept. 9

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers awards $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota mid-career dancers and choreographers.

If you plan to apply for a fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 9.

Be sure to read the guidelines for complete information on eligibility and criteria. Full guidelines can be found here:




The Intent to Apply deadline is Wednesday, September 9th at 11:59 pm. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive deadline reminders or important updates about the application process.

To access the Intent to Apply form, use the link on the Guidelines page or go directly to:

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2016 and the deadline will be in early April.

For additional help or questions regarding guidelines please contact Program Director Mary Ellen Childs at Recent Opportunities

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Princeton Arts Fellowships

Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career composers, visual artists, conductors, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, performers, directors or performance artists—this list is not meant to be exhaustive—who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Princeton Arts Fellows spend two consecutive academic years (September 1–July 1) at Princeton University, and formal teaching is expected. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Deadline: 09-14-2015

Minnesota Monthly

The January 2015 issue of Minnesota Monthly featured the article, “Ones to Watch: New work from up-and-coming Minnesota Artists,” which spotlighted the art of seven artists under 30 years of age in a variety of mediums. For the January 2016 issue, we will run a feature on the state’s best art of the year spotlighting new works created in the past year by working Minnesota artists of any age in an array of mediums, with full-color space dedicated to their art and brief biographies of each individual.

Deadline: 09-18-2015

Emerging Artists Fellowship

This program, administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), is made possible by the generous support of the Jerome Foundation. The goal of this fellowship program is to significantly advance, artistically and critically, emerging visual artists in Minnesota.

Deadline: 09-18-2015

New York Mills Arts Retreat

The New York Mills Arts Retreat residency program is now accepting applications. The deadline is April 1 for residencies from July – December and October 1 for residencies from January – June.  Access the application form under the menu item “Arts Retreat Application” or by clicking this link.

Artists from all disciplines (performance, written, audio and visual media) will be considered for a residency. The selection committee awards residencies to artists based on artistic merit and commitment to the arts.

There is just one artist at a time here on residency, which supports our focus on providing virtually uninterrupted time for creative development and exploration.  We provide stays of two to six weeks for artists at NO COST for room (solo occupancy of a one-bedroom house and access to studio space in our Cultural Center). Each artist provides her or his own transportation and board. There is no stipend.

Deadline: 10-01-2015


Northwest Minnesota Arts Council proudly presents:

Quilts of Northwest Minnesota

August 05, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Artist Reception:

August 08, 2015 

1:00 – 5:00 during Grand Cities Art & Wine Walk

(Warren, Mn) –  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is delighted to announce our featured exhibit for August 2015, Quilts of Northwest Minnesota. Opening Wednesday, August 5th, a variety of quilted items by regional residents will be on display in our East Grand Forks gallery in Riverwalk Centre Mall.

Quilts_Exhibit2Showcased pieces include original designs and purchased patterns made of various materials by quilters from around the region. Featured quilters are Shirley Weeding of Halstad, MN; Ruth Ann Schleif of East Grand Forks, MN; Jan Anderson of Thief River Falls, MN; Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla, MN; Judy Magnusson of Roseau, MN, and Leanne Johnson of Roseau, MN.

Quilts_Exhibit4The quilters will be recognized Saturday, August 8th1:00-5:00 pm during the Art and Wine Walk, at the NWMAC gallery, 211 Demers Avenue in Riverwalk Centre (River Cinema) Mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant.

The Quilts of Northwest Minnesota will be on display in the NWMAC gallery inside River Walk Artists Shop and Gallery from Wednesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 30, 2015. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday3:00 to 7:00 pm, and Sunday2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall. Park in the large lot to the north and enter the mall door: we are the first door on the right.

Row by Row: Judy Magnusson of Roseau, MN

We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer any questions. For more information or a private showing, call the arts council office at 218-745-9111; or you may contact the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: Visit our website at:

Aug 1 2015 Grant Deadline

Apply now for our August 1, 2015 deadline for two grant categories:  Arts Project Grants (up to $3,000) and our Arts Legacy Grants (up to $10,000).  These grants are mainly for non-profit arts organizations, local units of government, and other non-profit organizations.   Certain projects by individuals and school districts can qualify in our Arts Legacy category.

Applications are on-line.  If you haven’t already, you must register your organization (with your federal EIN) and yourself as a user to start the process.  Grant Forms Quick List page is your next stop to gather more information on how to apply.

Tip:  Make sure you “Save” often as you complete the application!  Button at the bottom of the form.