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Media Artists! McKnight Fellowship Opportunity!

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016/17 McKnight Media Artist Fellowships
Administered by IFP Minnesota

APPLICATION DEADLINE
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 AT NOON

(IFPMN.org) 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. Eight arts organizations oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.

The Arts program supports the conviction that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time.

The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public discussion panel featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles and by offering four free classes through IFP Minnesota during the fellowship year.

For questions about the fellowships or the application process, contact Eric Mueller, Program Administrator, IFP MN, 651-644-1912, emueller@ifpmn.org.

Laura Jane Musser Fund Arts Initiative Grant Program

Laura Jane Musser Fund

Arts Initiative Grant Program

unnamed-2In recognition of Laura Jane Musser’s life-long commitment to excellence in the arts, and with awareness that pivotal and life-changing experience can occur for individuals through introduction to and participation in the arts, the Laura Jane Musser Fund hopes to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts.

The Musser Fund hopes to assist nonprofit arts organizations to develop, implement or sustain exceptional artistic opportunities for adults and children in the areas of literary, visual, music and performing arts.

PRIORITY IS PLACED ON ORGANIZATIONS THAT: 

  • Increase access to the arts through scholarships, hands-on activities, community venues, workshops, discounts and other innovations
  • Demonstrate capacity to engage their community in the creation of art
  • Demonstrate support from their community (through volunteerism, membership, in-kind, or other types of support)

ORGANIZATIONS THAT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT:

  • Arts organizations that are physically located in rural communities with populations of less than 20,000
  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Organizations that  have been in existence for at least one year at the time of application

LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY:

Arts organizations must be physically located in rural communities (population 20,000 or less) in the following geographic areas:

  • Colorado – All counties
  • Hawaii – All counties
  • Wyoming – All counties
  • Michigan – Alcona, Arenac, Berrien, Clare, Chippewa, Crawford, Genesee, Gladwin, Gogebic, Houghton, Ingham, Isabella,  Kalamazoo, Keweenaw, Lake, Luce, Mecosta, Missawkee, Montmorency, Muskegon, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Roscommin, Saginaw, and Van Buren Counties.
  • Minnesota – Aitkin, Becker, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Todd, and Wadena Counties. 

WHAT RURAL ARTS FUNDING WILL COVER:

  • Grants up to $10,000 per year
  • Applications are accepted for one year of funding at a time. It is possible for organizations to apply for and receive funding for up to three consecutive years. Grantees may not reapply for funding for at least one year after three consecutive years of funding.

Grantees that request second and third years of support will be asked to report on their progress toward the goals they articulated in their previous year’s application, especially in the following areas:

  • Increasing access to their services
  • Increasing their organizational sustainability
  • Increasing support from their community

WHAT WILL NOT BE FUNDED:

  • Capital Campaigns
  • Arts Festivals and Conferences

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process instructions and link are available on the Musser Fund website – www.musserfund.org. Please carefully read all of the proposal packet requirements (as listed on the website) prior to submitting your proposal.

Proposals will be accepted online February 17 through March 17, 2016.

Funding decisions will be announced in July of 2016.

 

About Laura Jane Musser:

Laura Jane Musser Fund
Laure Jane Musser Photo Cred: Musserfund.org

LAURA JANE MUSSER was born June 4, 1916, the child of Drew Musser and Sarah “Sally” Walker Musser.  She lived in Little Falls, MN all of her life at the family home, Linden Hill.  Upon her death in 1989 at the age of 73, THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND came into being to continue on with some of her interests in life, including the arts and helping children, as expressed in the guidelines.

FEB 01, 2016 Arts Organization Grant Deadline

LegacyLogoArts Project Grants & Arts Legacy Grants

(Warren, MN)- Our third deadline this fiscal year is February 1, 2016 for our Arts Project Grants of up to $3,000.00 and our Arts Legacy Grants of up to $10,000.00.   These two applications primarily serve arts organizations.  They are also great place to apply for a public art project for your community.

We fund interesting projects that sponsor performing artists, visual artists, folk artists, fine art crafters, photography artists, and creative writing artists to enhance events in communities and in schools.  We use the National Endowment for the Arts discipline list to determine what is considered art.

Step one in applying is to Create a login >>>

If your organization is already in the system, you just need to have our office add you as a user to that organization.    Then you can click the login word above to login to the system.

Contact Mara for support and to review your application.  Mara can also provide a copy of the application and guidelines for you to review prior to starting your on-line application.

Submit by February 1, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Thank you to the State of Minnesota for providing our NW MN Arts Council with funding from both general allocation funding and Clean, Water, Land, and Legacy funding for these grant opportunities!

Award Results will be available following the grant review tentatively scheduled on February 18, 2016. Grants may not include costs incurred prior to the review.  The earliest starting date may be as late as April 1, 2016.

Deadline Soon! $1,500 Grants to Individual Artists

Northwest Minnesota Arts CouncilNow is the time for individuals to apply for grants of $1,500.00!

 

(Warren, Mn) – Performing artists, visual artists, folk artists, fine art crafters, photography artists, and creative writing artists etc can all apply.  We use the National Endowment for the Arts discipline list to determine what is considered art.

Create a login >>>

Contact Mara for support and to review your application.  Mara can also provide a copy of the application and guidelines for you to review prior to starting your on-line application.
Submit by January 15, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

Artist Project Grants: Artists must be 18 years and older and reside in the seven-county Northwest Minnesota area at least six months out of the calendar year. Individual Artist Grants provide financial assistance for the exhibition, performance, or production of a specific creative work, mentoring with a more experienced artist, participation in not-for-credit arts experiences.  Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for funding this grant opportunity!

Award Results will be available following the grant review tentatively scheduled on February 18, 2016. Grants may not include costs incurred prior to the review.  The earliest starting date may be as late as April 1, 2016.

Ox-Bow Residency for TEACHER’S

This looks like an amazing opportunity for teachers to refresh their perspective and to be able to work on their own art!

http://www.mnartists.org/content/ox-bow-residencies

Head on over to MNArtists.org and find out more about it!

Ox-Bow’s AIR program offers artists and writers, at various stages in their career, the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. The Arts Faculty and MFA residences are held during the summer while our core classes and community programs are in session. The small group of residents is a part of Ox-Bow’s artist community of students, faculty, and Visiting Artists. The Fall Artist Residencies are held for five weeks between September and October. This larger group of artists enjoys a more intimate community.

Ox-Bow Residency

Open: 12-21-15

Closes: 05-09-16 11:45pm