Category Archives: Resources

Arts in Digital Workshop Series — Apply for a scholarship

Are you interested in reserving assistance from our digital consultant for your specific digital needs? We are offering scholarships for active arts businesses. You must watch the first 2 webinars (links below) to be eligible. Let us know by Thursday, Dec 3 if you are interested in a scholarship worth $1,000 of consulting one-on-one work. We have never provided this opportunity before.

In case you missed it, here’s the link for Webinar#1

Webinar #2: a Virtual Events How-To at bit.ly/ArtsInDigital.

You asked so many great questions during the live webinar that we’re also offering a live “Ask Us Anything” broadcast on November 23rd…more details to follow!

Any and all information about the Arts in Digital Workshop Series is available at bit.ly/ArtsInDigital.

Questions? Ask Adam at adam@openvoicesllc.com

Personal Emergency Relief Fund Deadline is Dec 4

Springboard for the Arts has re-opened their Personal Emergency Relief Fund with a limited pool of funds. Applications are open from Monday, November 16, to Friday, December 4.

See more here: https://springboardforthearts.org/additional-resources/personal-emergency-relief-fund/

The deadline to apply is 5pm Central, Friday, December 4. The Fund supplies $500 to artists living in Minnesota with catastrophic, career-threatening emergencies such as income loss from cancellations, closures, and postponements in the COVID-19 pandemic, medical emergency, theft, or natural disaster. After the application window closes and eligibility is verified, applications will be placed into pools for random selection through a random lottery process. 
Applicants must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Must be an artist, culture bearer, or creative worker based in Minnesota.
  • Must not have received Emergency Relief Funding from Springboard for the Arts after March 13, 2020.
  • Must meet one of the following criteria as a member of a priority population: 1) Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and/or Native, 2) Artists from Greater MN (live outside the 7-county, Twin Cities metro area), 3) LGBTQIA+ artists, or 4) Artists from the disability community, including those who are immuno-compromised

Funding for this round of the Emergency Relief Fund comes from individual donors, anonymous support, Team Lori & Julia for MyTalk 107.1 Project Down and Dirty, including sponsors David at First Equity and Aquarius Home Services, and the City of Saint Paul. 

Give to the Max Day is November 19

It’s that time again for Minnesota’s Giving Holiday. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is raising money though Give to the Max Day. GiveMN links donors with organizations that are working to make Minnesota a better place. Its online giving website, GiveMN.org, enables charitable giving any time and any place, allowing people to donate with ease and enthusiasm. GiveMN brings innovation, energy and fresh ideas to Minnesota generosity.

GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit GiveMN.org today to support the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council here.

weekly podcast

Listen to our weekly podcast Tuesdays with Mara (hosted by Ron West) on Pioneer 90.1 on Tuesdays at 3:05 pm. These interviews with regional artists, arts organizations, state arts leaders and others sponsoring arts events are on our website here for your listening pleasure whenever you’d like.

Have ideas for interviewees or topics? Please reach out to our Promotions and Marketing Specialist Kristin Eggerling at keggerling@gmail.com.

To listen to podcasts from 2019-2020: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast-tuesdays-with-mara-2019/

To listen to podcasts from 2017-2018: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast-tuesdays-with-mara-2018/

To listen to podcasts from 2015-2016: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/podcast/

To listen to podcasts from 2013-2014: http://www.northwestminnesotaartscouncil.org/tuesdays-with-mara-2013-2014/