Category Archives: Resources

American Composers Forum Emerging Composer Award

Nominations invited for the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA)

Deadline: Monday, August 21 at 4:30pm CDT

As a complement to our long-running Jerome Fund for New Music, ACF is seeking to expand their reach by identifying and supporting artists who typically operate outside their known circles. Through a $3000 project grant, MECA supports individuals working in a variety of non-commercial genres, including electronic, improvised, jazz, experimental, traditional, and world musics. The nomination process is simple: use the links on the program page to point them to a variety of work samples and background information on the artist, along with your endorsement. They will take it from there.

Nominate a Deserving Artist Here

Minnesota State Arts Board 2018 Partners in Arts Participation Grant is Open

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation Grant Application Deadline

September 15, 2017   

The FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant program is now open for application. The Overview and Application Instructions for this program are available on the Arts Board Web site.

Partners in Arts Participation is a program designed to broaden opportunities for Minnesotans to participate in the arts. Grant funds may be used by Minnesota nonprofit health or human service organizations to integrate the arts into their programming or services. Applicants may choose to have their constituents engage in existing high quality arts experiences, and/or may work with an artist or arts organization to design experiences tailored to meet the needs of the constituents they serve.

The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant program is Friday, September 15, 2017. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Proposed projects must take place between March 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019.

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.

First time applicants to this program are strongly encouraged to call program officer Natalie Kennedy prior to beginning an application, after first reviewing the Program Overview and Application Instructions. She can be reached at
(651) 215-1617, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at natalie.kennedy@arts.state.mn.us.

The Arts Board is offering a free online information session about the FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant opportunity on Tuesday, August 15, at
3:00 p.m. Learn more.

Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists

 

The online application for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists is now open. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 15, 2017, at noon.

Artists considered for these fellowships may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media. The program is aimed at visual artists who can present their work in a gallery context, and eligible applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have not yet attained professional acknowledgment commensurate with the quality of their work. MCAD and the Jerome Foundation welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.

An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards five grants of $12,000 each to emerging Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.

This program is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at gallery@mcad.edu or 612.874.3667 for more information.

Do You Create Social and Politically Engaged Art?

THE FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is Focused on Work with Strong Social and Political Content
 Open Tuesday, June 27 to Thursday, August 31, 2017

The 2017 5th Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art. Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art. Furthermore, the exhibit’s proceeds after expenses will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art and design student.
Work entered in the exhibit should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns. Diverse media and approach to the theme are encouraged.

Entries must be received by August 22nd, 2017 with non-refundable entry fee of $ 40.00 for up to three works/titles entered and for each additional piece please add $10.00 per artwork/ title (ONLINE, EMAIL, or USPS POSTMARK). The Extended Deadline is AUGUST 23rd-31st, 2017 with payment of $ 45 non-refundable entry fee for up to 3 pieces plus $10 per additional title.

2017 Juror: Entries will be selected by 2017 juror Anita Kunz, Canadian renowned illustrator/painter, whose work has made her one of The National Post’s 50 most influential women in Canada and whose magazine covers for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair and Fortune and jacket covers for more than 50 books have reached readers the world-round.

For more detailed information: http://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf

Website: http://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com/

Email fl3tch3r.exhibit@gmail.com with questions.

Arts Legacy and Arts Project Grant Deadline August 1

Arts Grant Applications have August 01, 2017 Deadline

Apply Now for

up to $10,000.00 in the Arts Legacy Category! up to $3,000 in the Arts Project Category!

Grant workshop July 18 to assist, answer any questions!

Grant money is available from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.  Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations.  Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.

Individual adult artists can apply for an Arts Legacy Grant of up to $10,000 if their project has a very strong community focus.  Performing artists, visual artists, media artists, creative writing artists are all welcome to apply.

The Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding for the grants comes from the Minnesota State Legislature through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

Arts Project Grants are used primarily for small budget arts projects and the sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00 with a required cash match.  This grant programs have substantially less reporting requirements than Legacy grants.

Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities include festivals, community theatre projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops and many other activities that improve the quality of life of people in our communities.

To learn more about these grant programs and start an application visit www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, click on the Current Grants Forms under the Grants Tab.  The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Executive Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it.  We are offering a workshop on Tuesday, July 18 at 9 am at our office for people who have questions related to our on-line system, grant applications, grant management once they get a grant, and final reporting.  Our Executive Director Mara Hanel covers all aspects of the grant process. You will find that it is really helpful to attend. The first half hour relates to the deadlines coming up and the second half hour relates to the system and questions on grants management and reporting. Don’t let your fear or inexperience with grants stop you from applying!  Let us know if you are interested by emailing mara@nwrdc.org or call 218-745-9111.