Category Archives: Grant Info

Upcoming Forecast Grant Deadlines

Applications Open on August 12, 2019  
Applications Close on October 16, 2019 (11:59pm end of day)
Grant-Funded Period: January 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020  
Mid-Career Project Grant
Supports the creation of a new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant 
Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities
Early-Career Artist Project Grant
Supports creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist
Early-Career Artist Research & Development 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

This YouTube Video explains these upcoming grants.
The video covers detailed information about all four of Forecast’s grants, how they define public art, key dates for the 2019-2020 application season, and tips for writing your grant. Dates mentioned in the video will be updated soon.

Visit Forecast’s website for more information about these grants at https://forecastpublicart.org/artist-support-2/

Minnesota State Arts Board offers webinar for Folk and traditional Arts grant Program

Folk and Traditional Arts Webinar
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2020 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Rina Rossi will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel looks 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, read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Folk and Traditional Arts program page.
Session date
Thursday, April 18, 3:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the session.
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 must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online.
The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
The presentation starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join the session five minutes early.
Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio.
Call the conference host at (800) 920-7487.
Enter the conference code: 8443 522 #
When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion to view the PowerPoint presentation:
https://www.yourconferencecenter.com/confcenter/meeting_center/default.aspx?100866&jnhst=N&o=UmvFeVTWtqzxUx
Select Web/Audio Conference.
Enter your name, email, and company.
Select the red Join button at the bottom of the page.
Important note: Save these instructions for reference. No further confirmation will be sent to you.

Public Meeting!

Please attend our final public meeting on May 1, 2019. Everyone from Northwest Minnesota is welcome! It will be at 2:00 PM at our office in 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.

Leading up to this meeting, all comments from residents of our service area in northwestern Minnesota (see list below) are welcome as we complete the planning process for both our two year State biennial plan for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021; and our McKnight Foundation proposal for September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021. Comments can be emailed to director@NWArtsCouncil.org or mailed to NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762. A great way to comment prior to May 1 is to complete our needs assessment for arts interested public. Here is the active link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBGCJMM

Thank you to the one hundred and fifty people who have provided input into this plan! Your ideas and feedback continue to be our biggest asset during planning. The draft of our biennial plan is posted to our website in our About Us section under Annual Report, Plans, and Needs Assessment. Our current biennial plan is on the same page.

We have two main needs assessments. One is on-going for those that have applied for a grant or used a service offered by our Arts Council. Here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/needsNWMAC2016 if you have not completed the survey lately. You can complete it once a year. This survey has already been compiled for this planning cycle but your responses will be reviewed as we develop our future FY2022-23 biennial plan.

The second is for Arts Interested Public and the link will be open until the end of April 2019 for comments and responses. If you cannot attend the May 1 meeting but can complete the Arts Interested Public survey (takes about 10 minutes) please click the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBGCJMM . Any last minute comments between April 1 and April 30 will be brought to the meeting on May 1. We are proud to say that our plan is grounded in the needs of artists, arts leaders, and arts interested public!

This meeting occurs between two Arts Council meetings (April 18 and later on May 1). Plan submission is the next week so don’t delay.

We look forward to continuing to serve our area of Northwest Minnesota including the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

Call to Artists: Lanesboro Artist Residency program

Call for emerging artists of all media from MN or NYC for place-based Lanesboro Artist Residency Program 
July 31, 2019 application deadline for residencies scheduled in 2020

Lanesboro Arts invites emerging artists of any discipline living in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to apply to the place-based Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. Applications are due at 12 p.m. (noon) CST on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for residencies taking place in 2020.

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create new work and explore new ideas while utilizing the dynamic and compelling assets of an entire rural community as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Through 2-week and 4-week residencies, the program offers emerging artists lodging, studio space, project & community facilitation, a weekly stipend of $1,000, and the time and space to focus solely on their community-engaged artistic practice.  

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is a place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise central to problem-solving. Emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work are a good fit for this program. Lanesboro Arts is also seeking artists whose work is inherently innovative and visionary, shows significant potential for growth and is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds. Engagement with the people and places of Lanesboro should be a core part of the artistic process of residency project proposals.

Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts organization working to weave the arts into the social and municipal fabric of Lanesboro, MN. Lanesboro Arts works closely with local government and cross-sector partners to activate the people and places of Lanesboro and contributes to a national model for rural sustainability. Lanesboro Arts work has been recognized by ArtPlace America, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2014, Lanesboro Arts was a recipient of a Bush Prize for Community Innovation.

The residency program was created in order to align with and amplify the Lanesboro Arts’ vision for rural communities to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. The program has benefited 50 artists or artist collectives since its inception in 2001, ranging in media from painting, music, sculpture, dance, photography, film, theatre, design and fiber arts.

The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City. The Jerome Foundation has generously provided support for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program through 2020.

The application deadline for the 2020 Lanesboro Artist Residency is Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Complete program guidelines are available athttp://lanesboroarts.org. Eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on the Lanesboro Arts website. Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 13, 2019 at the latest as to the status of their application. Selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by September 30, 2019. 

Contact Program Director Adam Wiltgen for more information: 507-467-2446 or adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Adam Wiltgen
Program Director
OFFICE 507-467-2446 MOBILE 507-459-3575
adam@lanesboroarts.org




Folk & Traditional Arts Webinar

Folk and Traditional Arts Webinar     The Minnesota State Arts Board is
offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for
the FY 2020 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.Program officer Rina Rossi
will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide
background information about what the review panel looks 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, read the overview and application instructions in advance
and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on
the Folk and Traditional Arts program page.
Session date 
Thursday, April 18, 3:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the
session.
To register
The Webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly
encouraged. Register here.To join the sessionOn the day of the session,
you must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online.The following browsers are
recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.The presentation starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join the session five minutes early. Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio.Call the conference
host at (800) 920-7487.Enter the conference code: 8443 522 #When
prompted, say your name.Log into the Web portion to view the
PowerPoint presentation: 
https://www.yourconferencecenter.com/confcenter/meeting_center/default.aspx?100866&jnhst=N&o=UmvFeVTWtqzxUxSelect Web/Audio
Conference. Enter your name, email, and company.Select the red Join 
button at the bottom of the page.
Important note: Save these instructions for reference. No further
confirmation will be sent to you.