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Rings of Fire Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making Workshop

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Workshop

Sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art

July 29 – August 2, 2019
Ages 12 and older (yes, adults are already signing up for this workshop)9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday

$200 Museum Members, $250 non-members Register Online
Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. The class will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. You will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. You’ll be making rings, pendants, earrings and more.

All materials provided. 

The workshop is located in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.

Taught by Artist and UND Instructor: MALISSA KUZNICKI 
Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.

Visit the North Dakota Museum of Art website here for more info.

Forecast Public Art RFP for Public Artwork in St. Louis Park

Forecast is facilitating a selection process for an artist to work on a public artwork at Bridgewater Bank’s new headquarters in St. Louis Park, MN. The RFQ is attached to this email, and includes information about eligibility, timeline, budget, and more.
Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-lead teams residing in the state of Minnesota, and must demonstrate their ability to execute a public art project of this scale and budget.
RFQ submissions are due August 12, 2019.
Please direct any questions to Tricia Heuring: tricia@forecastpublicart.org

To learn more visit their website here.

State Arts Board Partners in Arts Participation Grant

DEADLINE AUGUST 23

The FY 2020 Partners in Arts Participation grant program is now open for application. 

Partners in Arts Participation is a grant 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 is Friday, August 23, 2019. 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 Natalie Kennedy. She can be reached at (651) 539-2666, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at natalie.kennedy@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 2020 Partners in Arts Participation grant opportunity on Thursday, July 18, 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.

Grants Deadline August 1

Upcoming Grant Deadlines August 1  

Arts Legacy Grants — up to $10,000

Arts Project Grants: regular — up to $3,000 

Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants. 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. 

Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding can be used for Arts Projects, Arts Equipment, General Support, Public Art Projects and Arts Events in northwest Minnesota. 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. 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. Please contact her for assistance or with any questions.

2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Springboard for the Arts announces the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit


Registration is open for the biennial gathering of rural creatives, which will highlight the creative economy, cultural equity and arts-based youth development in rural places


Grand Rapids, MN — Registration is now open for the fifth biennial Rural Arts and Culture Summit, an event organized by Springboard for the Arts, which gathers rural artists, arts organizations and community leaders to highlight arts-based strategies to rural community and economic development. The event will take place October 3 – 5, 2019 at the Reif Center for Performing Arts in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and will offer over 25 workshops and presentations led by rural arts and culture practitioners from across the country. Tickets and more information can be found at www.ruralartsandculturesummit.com.

This year’s Summit has an emphasis on the intersection between the creative economy and cultural equity in rural places. 

About the Rural Arts and Culture Summit

The Rural Arts and Culture Summit was founded in 2011 in Fergus Falls. The 2019 Summit is organized by Springboard for the Arts in partnership with the Reif Center for Performing Arts, MacRostie Arts Center, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and Visit Grand Rapids. This year’s event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. The Summit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

For more information visit their website at http://ruralartsandculturesummit.com.