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Technical Theater Workshop

A Day for Theater Makers — Theater Tech Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2019

NWMAC Office Conference Room

109 S Minnesota Street, Warren MN

Put this on your calendar! More details coming soon!

This is a day for theater makers in our region to get together, gain some knowledge, share some knowledge, and meet others with the same goal:  producing quality theater.

Sessions will include:

  • Set Design and Building
  • Costumes and Wigs
  • Props, Masks and Puppets
  • Social Media/Online ticket sales/Credit Card Acceptance
  • And More—we will be adding other topics, so stay tuned

Who is this workshop intended for?

  • Directors: Learn some tech basics and—perhaps more importantly–how to dialogue with others to create a comprehensive production.
  • Board members: gain insight into the world of “what’s going on behind the scenes.” Also, easy and inexpensive ways to manage staff and volunteers, box office and publicity.  
  • Set Builders and those who would like to become Set Builders:  innovative and practical ways to create theater within a limited budget.
  • Costumers: How to create a costume plot, measure, local area and internet resources, storing and organizing inventory.
  • Volunteers of every aspect of theater:  those who want to step into this world but lack knowledge and confidence.
  • Young/old/seasoned veterans/newcomers:  there will be time to ask questions, give answers and get to know others in our region.

Presenters for the workshop include Philip Hoks, Jane Anderson and Andrea Thibert. 

Springboard Work of Art Training

Business Skills for Artists

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is offering this training right here in our region. Take advantage of this opportunity and register today! Attend as many sessions as you choose.

Ten workshop sessions will be offered over three weekends at our office in Warren. Springboard for the Arts well trained staff from Fergus Falls will lead most of the workshops. Learn valuable business skills that will move your artistic business to a new level. 

  • Friday, Feb 15, 6 to 8:30PM Career Planning: Session 1 & Intro to the series 
  • Saturday, Feb 16, 9AM to 3:30PM Portfolio Kit, lunch then Record Keeping
  • Friday, March 8, 6 to 8:30PM Pricing
  • Saturday, March 9, 9AM to 3:30PM Social Media/Marketing, lunch then Legal Considerations 
  • Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 3:30PM Funding, Grant writing, & Business Plan Essentials

Sessions will take place at the NWMAC Office Conference Room 109 S Minnesota St, Warren

For $30.00 participants can choose to attend as many workshops as you’d like up to all ten workshops. Even if participants can only attend one workshop the cost is still $30.00 because that covers the cost of receiving a $20 workbook plus food.

This will be a fun informative class with networking around pizza suppers on Friday nights and soup/sandwich lunch on Saturdays. Food is part of your registration! The more workshops you attend the more value you receive. This workshop series costs over $200 if participants were to attend the sessions in the Twin Cities or other parts of our state. Funding from The McKnight Foundation to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is greatly reducing the cost of these workshops!

You must register at Eventbrite here. Contact us with questions at director@nwartscouncil.org or 218-745-9111.

MCKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 11

2019/20 Application Guidelines
DEADLINE IS MARCH 11, 2019 AT 5PM
  GUIDELINES FAQ

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 McKnight 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 a professional conference in New York or Los Angeles, and by offering four free classes through FilmNorth during the fellowship year.

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

Application Guidelines

There will be a “How to Apply” workshop on January 29, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 (details in the Guidelines.) In the meantime, you can watch the 2018 How to Apply Workshop.

Call To Artists: Juried Art Show

FCLAA TO HOLD JURIED ART SHOW, ALL ARTISTS INVITED TO ENTER

The Fosston Community Library Arts Association is calling ALL ARTISTS for a juried art show to be held in March.  Entry fee is $10 per artist with a limit of one submission per artist.  The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.  To submit a piece, please contact:

Michael McColl (mccoll.m@gmail.com), Jason Steinbrenner (jsteinbrenner@gmail.com), or 
Barbara Johnson (Barbara@nwmnhra.org).

Bemidji sculpture walk

Celebrate 20 years of public art in Northern Minnesota

20th Annual Call to Artists!

It’s a 1999-2019 Bemidji Sculpture Walk Celebration Event this Summer

Be a part of the 20th Bemidji Sculpture Walk 

This is Northern Minnesota’s premier public art venue, on the streets of downtown Bemidji, Minnesota for twenty years now. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji’s downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary in addition to great public art installations and the artist reception, they will be hosting a community celebration, complete with music, art performances, and great food and drink, all downtown Bemidji this June for the 20th Anniversary Arts Festival.

  • Receive a $500 honorarium plus consideration for several cash prizes
  • Attend the annual Installation and Reception downtown, May 17-18
  • 20th Anniversary Community Celebration, June 2019
  • Get your submission in now! First Call Deadline is February 1
  • To apply visit their website here