Minnesota Theater Alliance’s One-day, capacity-building workshop and conversations for organizations and individuals in Minnesota’s performing arts community.
Performing arts organizations — including the artists, administrators, board members, and volunteers — must be tended in order to thrive, build capacity, and take care of the holistic well-being of the people involved. Please join the Minnesota Theater Alliance and a dynamic group of presenters for useful workshops and conversations around the themes of establishing strong roots for capacity building and positive community impact. (Hence the catchy garden metaphor…!)
Program Evaluation 101: Crafting a Plan to Get Data You Can Actually Use
Stage and Production Management: Building your Craft
Building Ensemble and Individual Agency
Performing Arts Administration: Wearing all the Hats
Open Space ConversationsYou bring the topics! What does your community need to discuss right now?
For more information, including schedule and presenter info, click here
This event is open to any performing arts practitioner in any part of Minnesota. We have structured five events in central locations across the state to be as conveniently located for you as possible. It is great to connect with new performing arts practitioners in your vicinity, especially when you can access such a range of capacity-building content in just one day.
Deadline is Friday, September 6 to apply for the Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP)
Interested in teaching others about your artform? Apply now to NWMAC for training. Join our TARP roster!
The Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP) is a seven-session training designed to support artists (visual, performing, writing, media, fine art) in refining and developing skills for conducting collaborative, in-depth arts learning experiences in organizations, community settings and schools. A small cohort of artists will be selected to participate in this training, conducted by our Training Specialist and guest peer coaches contracted by Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC).
Artists who complete the program are listed on the NWMAC Teaching Artist Roster on our website. This roster will be used by area schools to select qualified artists in residencies in the years to come. These residencies can be supported with grant funds from our office. Special designated funding exists for schools to sponsor artists on our Teaching Roster.
The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019 to participate in this round of our training series. There are 7 training sessions. Applicants must commit to attend all 7 sessions. There is no cost to attend! This is the equivalent of receiving a $500 grant for training.
To apply, go to our on-line system, register, and complete the Teaching Artist Roster application.
For more information contact our office at 218-745-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1– Tues., Sept. 17 Fosston
Session 1– Thursday, Sept. 19, Warren
Session 2–Tues., Sept 24 Fosston
Session 2– Thurs., Sept. 26, at Warren
Session 3–Tuesday, October 8 REMOTE
Session 4/5–Saturday, October 12 All day in Warren
Session 6–Thursday, Oct. 17 REMOTE
Session 7–Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Warren
Session 7–Thursday, Oct 24 in Fosston
Take Advantage of this Fantastic Opportunity Right in Our Region!
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.
Franconia Sculpture Park is now accepting applications for 2019 artist opportunities including fellowships, artist in residence, intern artists, hot metal residency, and arts administration internships
2019 Artist Fellowships @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.
Artists working in three-dimensions are invited to submit ambitious project proposals for the FSP/Jerome Fellowship program (open to MN & NYC artists) or the Open Studio Fellowship Program (open to artists worldwide). Sculpture, site-specific, multi-media, and installation work are considered. Artists are in residence at Franconia during their fellowship. Residencies start as early as April 1, lasting a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 3 months depending on the nature of the project. Installation must be complete by September 15. Up to 9 artists or artist teams will be awarded funding support, ranging from $3,500 to $7,000, to create and exhibit new work in a public outdoor setting.
2019 Intern Artist Opportunities @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia invites dedicated, career-bound and emerging artists to apply for the Intern Artist Fellowship Program. Intern Artists are provided room, board, outdoor studio space, creative & technical guidance, and professional development resources in exchange for daily support in park & exhibition maintenance; education & outreach programming; and fellowship artist assistance. Intern Artists are in residence 2 to 3 months and are encouraged to create a new sculpture for exhibition at Franconia.
Deadline: February 9, 2019
2019 Hot Metal Residency @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Hot Metal Interns arrive July 18 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 25. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 3 and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 10.
Cost for the residency is $450. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee for artists includes outdoor studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp on-site and participate in Franconia’s daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour will be included in Franconia’s Hot Metal exhibition.
Deadline: March 9, 2019
Arts Administration Internship @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Franconia Sculpture Park’s Arts Administration Internship provides ‘hands-on’ immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.
There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.
This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.
Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 35 hours per week.
Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.
Qualifications Applicants should be a dependable, organized, friendly, detail-oriented, flexible individual possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and able to manage multiple projects and work independently. Word processing skills are required, graphic and/or web design skills are preferred. Applicants are expected to have strong communication skills and represent the organization in a professional manner.
• Education: Must possess an undergraduate degree or be currently studying towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in nonprofit administration or development, art history, arts administration or related field.
• Experience: The candidate must be confident working with the public and managing volunteers in a busy setting. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are requirements for this position.
• Software: (Some training provided) MS Office, Google Docs. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software is a plus, but not required. Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite desired.
• Compensation: Funds are not available through Franconia at this time but if in conjunction with a college or university funding is often available through career services. Room & board may be available in exchange for a minimum schedule of 35 hours per week working at Franconia.
• Education Credit: We work with all higher education institutions to ensure you will receive credit for your experience, if applicable. To help offset travel and personal expenses, some schools or private individuals may sponsor internships. To learn more about intern sponsorship click here.
Please note: Administrative Interns do NOT receive studio space nor is their artwork included in the exhibition. If you are interested in a studio-based internship, please apply for the Intern Artist Program.
Availability Franconia is open to accommodating individual schedules for a well qualified candidate. Schedules will be determined on an individual basis. The Administrative Intern Program is a minimum of 10 weeks and up to 6 months in duration.
Mosaic Artist Elizabeth Rockstad has been selected as the Winter 2019 West Acres Artist in Residence. She will have a studio space in Fargo’s West Acres Mall (JC Penney wing) and will be creating and interacting with the public, January 15th through March 2nd. Stop by the mall to see her work!