Category Archives: Grant Info

Want to Make Public Art?


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Join Forecast Public Art this fall for “Making it Public,” a five week workshop designed for artists who are interested in exploring how to make their artwork public.

We’ll hold one session each week at various locations throughout Lowertown, St. Paul, host guest speakers, discuss the field, profession, history, and contemporary issues in public art, understand the creative process, & MORE.

We will also offer grants up to $2500 to help you realize your public art project.

No prior experience in public art required; artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Five Tuesdays starting September 13, 2016 | 6-9pm

Registration Required!
For more information and to register:
Register by 5pm July 26, 2016

This workshop series is made possible through the generous support of the City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program and the Lowertown Future Fund.



ND Museum of Art Artist in Residence Opportunity

North Dakota Museum of Art

Artist in Residence Opportunity

North Dakota Museum of Art McCanna House


North Dakota Museum of Modern Art Artist in ResidencyIn 2010, Margery McCanna left her 1920 French country style home to the North Dakota Museum of Art as an artist-in-residence house. This beautiful home sits on 10 acres of land 25 miles west of Grand Forks.

North Dakota Museum of Art Residency HouseIn 2014, a major storm went through (and wood peckers had their way with the cedar siding) damaging the property and taking out trees. Unfortunately, some of the trees hit portions of the house.


North Dakota Museum of Art Artist Residency HouseNorth Dakota Museum of Art has been working to repair the house and yard since then. Finally, the house is back in order. As they did not know when projects would be finalized, they did not fill the 2016 artist-in-residence schedule. There are openings in July and August.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting residencies in writing, visual arts, and music. Due to the short notice NDMoA has waived the application fee.

Matthew Wallace
North Dakota Museum of Art
Deputy Director

McCanna House Artist Residency Application

About McCanna House:

North Dakota Museum of Art presents a unique opportunity with the McCanna House Artist-in-Residence Program. This retreat consists of a 1920’s farmhouse and large outlying steel building in the midst of the thriving farmland of the Red River Valley of Eastern North Dakota. While the residency affords no dedicated media specific facilities at this time, the open mutable space of the house, barn and grounds affords opportunity for the creation of work in many scales. The powerfully vast physical space of the Great Plains allows the imagination to run wild, with the close proximity to large scale agriculture drawing one into the cycles of growth and harvest. Out of this open horizon emerges a peace and presence of mind uniquely conducive to creativity and artistic shift.

About the Artist Residency Program:

The residency consists of 3-5 week blocks of time layered throughout the operating year. Winter dictates that the house is only open from June 1st to the end of September. At this time in the evolution of the program, there will only be 1 to 3 individuals on the property at a time.  While there are no expectations for the artist to complete finished work during the residency, a pair of presentations will let the local and museum communities know what the artist is working on/through/with…. Artists are asked only to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there.

Warroad Summer Theatre Needs You!


Is that person you?

Warroad Summer Theatre

NEED #1:  Our first play of the summer opens June 16, and our leading young man had to withdraw due to bronchitis.  Is there ANYONE out there, or do you KNOW of anyone in their 20’s who would be willing to work VERY hard to take this role?  If so, please contact Shelley Grove:  218-689-2087

NEED#2:  The musical for WST’s 36th Season is “Mary Poppins”.  This production takes on a very labor intensive set, and we are inquiring if any of our supporters would have a large garage space with electricity that we could use to store pieces in as they are built, or possibly even build some there if possible.  We own our own tools, but just need a local place to begin building.  We would trade the use of this location for free advertising in our programs and on our website.

If you have such a facility, or know of another possibility, please contact Ron Anderson at 242-5896 or Jim Provance at 242-2585.

Grant Workshop in Roseau

Please attend the grant workshop in Roseau this Wednesday at 6:00 at the library conference room.  Minnesota State Arts Board staff will spend the majority of the time going through their grant programs.  Our NWMAC showcase specialist Therese Jacobson will be in attendance to go through our programs available and answer questions on how to showcase your work in our gallery in EGF.

Wednesday, May 18
Location: Roseau Public Library
Roseau City Center, Suite 100
121 Center Street East
Roseau, Minnesota 56751
Group session: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The session will cover Arts Board grant opportunities for artists, arts organizations, schools, community organizations, and human and social service organizations.
Individual appointments with a program officer (30 minutes each)
Appointments are offered at 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30 p.m.


The information sessions and individual appointments are open to the public and free of charge. Advance registration is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Click on the location below to register for an information session:


Register for individual appointments (30 minutes each) by calling the Arts Board front desk:
(651) 215-1600
Toll free (800) 866-2787
MN Relay 7-1-1ual artists.  They can also answer questions on their variety of programs.


WORKSHOP: Teaching Artist Development Comes to TRF!

Teaching Artist Professional Development Workshop Comes to Thief River Falls

image003VSA Minnesota, in cooperation with the Northwest Service Cooperative, is pleased to announce a professional development workshop for teaching artists, arts specialists and general or special education teachers seeking to improve their skills in working with students across all abilities, especially students with special education needs.
Join us for the first of the 2016 Reaching All Learners workshops on Tuesday, March 22nd at:

Northwest Service Cooperative
114 First Street West, Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Attendees will:
*   Participate in active, arts-learning experiences designed to model ways to engage all students, especially students with special education needs.
*   Explore strategies, resources, and lesson designs using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that allow you to improve your skills in inclusive & welcoming learning situations and learn how to apply them to your own teaching practice.
*   Connect with VSA Minnesota and its Roster for Residency programs. Lori Brink, visual teaching artist, and one other teaching artist (arts background to be determined by composition of participating attendees) will lead interactive learning sessions followed by facilitated discussion and Q&A sessions.

Other workshop presenters will include:

*   Kursten Dubbels, Assistive Technology & UDL Specialist, Minnesota Dept. of Education
*   Barbara Hackett Cox, consultant in Arts & Education Program Design, Project Management, Facilitation & Collaboration
*   Craig Dunn, Executive Director, VSA Minnesota

Workshop Schedule:
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. including morning refreshments and lunch (Registration 9:00 AM)
Registration fee: $25
Attendees must pre-register by completing the Workshop Registration Form which is near the bottom of the Arts in Education Resources page. You can also learn more by emailing Craig Dunn at<> or calling 612-332-3888 or 800-801-3883.

VSA Minnesota is the state organization on arts and disability and its mission is to create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts.  It has been making the arts available and accessible to Minnesotans with disabilities since 1986.

Craig J. Dunn
Executive Director
VSA Minnesota
528 Hennepin Av  Suite 305
Minneapolis, MN   55403