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Mini-Grants for Public Artists to Create Messages of Hope

Forecast is offering mini-grants for public artists to create messages of hope during this challenging time. 

The application is now open for 20 grants of $500 each.
Forecast asked artists how they can best help them and their communities NOW. In response, they reallocated $10,000 of their own resources to quickly provide mini-grants to public artists to safely create and share messages of hope within their communities—a much-needed act of solidarity in the face of these stark economic and health crises.

Forecast seeks to support artists based in Minnesota and the Native nations that share the same geography. Their goal is to get funds to artists as quickly as possible and all applicants will be notified by this Friday, April 10. 

Apply by 9 pm this Wednesday, April 8! For more information and to apply visit here.

North Beach Writers’ Classes

New online classes in poetry, including a free class for those affected by Covid-19

The following classes are now available for registration.
Visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for more information and to register.

Writing the Short Poem I
April 6- May 8, 2020 (Registration deadline, March 30) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)

June 8-July 10, 2020–$150.

Writing the Short Poem II
May 18-June 19, 2020 (Registration deadline, April 15) This session is free to those who have been laid off or cannot work due to Covid -19. (limit 10, first come, first-served)
July 13-August 14, 2020 (Registration Deadline, June 15)–$150

Triggering Poetic Inspiration
April 20-June 12 (Registration deadline, April 1)–$250
May 11-July 3 ( Registration deadline, May 1)–$250
June 15- August 7 ( Registration deadline, June 1)–$250

Ekphrasis: Poetry Inspired by Art
May 4-June 26 (Registration deadline, April 15)–$250

Please visit northbeachwritersretreat.com/onlinepoetry for all the details and registration information.

MN State Arts Board Folk and Traditional Arts Grant Deadline May 15

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2021

Folk and Traditional Arts Grant Application

Deadline May 15, 2020


The FY 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is now open for application. The Folk and Traditional Arts program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced and shared. Folk and traditional arts refer to artistic traditions that come from and are rooted in the cultural life of a community. Communities may share a common ethnicity, geographic or regional identity, occupation, language, or tribal affiliation. Folk and traditional arts are learned and passed on through community-based systems of observation and practice.


The deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 15, 2020. All applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.


All applicants should first review the program overview and application instructions available on the Arts Board Web site. Additionally, first time applicants and those in need of support are encouraged to speak with program officer Rina Rossi. She can be reached at (651) 539-2661, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at rina.rossi@arts.state.mn.us.


The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.

The Arts Board will offer a free online information session about the FY 2021 Folk and Traditional Arts grant opportunity on Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. Learn more.

For accessibility inquiries and accommodations requests necessary to complete and submit an application, contact accessibility coordinator Natalie Kennedy at (651) 539-2666, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at natalie.kennedy@arts.state.mn.us.

Perpich arts High School accepting applications

Perpich Arts High School is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.  Space remains in all six of their art areas:  Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. Prospective students/families can connect via email, admissions@pcae.k12.mn.us or anne.johnson@pcae.k12.mn.us

At Perpich Arts High School, students spend 3 hours each day in their art; learning, growing, creating, performing, exhibiting.  Students come to Perpich as artists, and under the guidance of licensed teachers who are also working artists, they develop into thinking artists, prepared to follow any future path they choose to pursue.  Students engage in rigorous college-preparatory academics in the morning, and have each afternoon devoted to deep artistic study.

Perpich is for MN juniors and seniors from across the state, offering a residential dorm for those living too great a distance to commute.  Learn more on their website http://perpich.mn.gov/arts-high-school/ and find the application here http://perpich.mn.gov/arts-high-school/apply-now/