CALL TO ARTISTS
LIBRARY ART INSTALLATION
The Brainerd Public Library is requesting artist’s proposals for kinetic/wind art.
The deadline is December 7, 2018.
The Brainerd Public Library has been awarded a grant to commission kinetic/wind art to be placed outside of the library. The intent is to allow for an art installation that will provide an inspirational experience to all visiting the library. A wide range of proposals are invited. Deadline for submission of proposals is December 7, 2018. For more information please view the RFP linked here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Brainerd Public Library
Attn: Jolene Bradley
416 5th St S, Brainerd, MN 56401 Phone: 218-829-5574
Water Themed Sculptures & Mural
Public Art Opportunity
in Grand Rapids
The Arts and Culture Commission received a Downtown Business Corridor Grant from the MN Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation to develop a highly visible and creative project that generates excitement, encourages citizen engagement, and engenders visible improvements. The Arts and Culture Commission’s projects will consist of three sculptures and one mural. The Commission would like to use this public art initiative to acknowledge and honor either:
- the significant relationship that historical and contemporary Ojibwe and/or Dakota people have with this area, OR
- the local flora, fauna, and natural elements that are important to the region’s ecosystem and communities
The Mural Project
One artist/artist team will be commissioned to create one mural in downtown Grand Rapids.
The Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission is facilitating the design and creation of a mural to be located in downtown Grand Rapids. The budget for the mural is $20,000. This do-not-exceed amount must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance. More information about the site will be made available to the selected artist[s].
- Applicants must be experienced visual artists or artist-led teams residing in the state of Minnesota, with special preference given to artists from Northern MN.
- Applicant must provide evidence of producing at least two commissioned public art projects of a similar scale and budget within the past ten years.
The Sculpture Project
This Request for Qualifications is for the three water-themed sculptures. Water plays a critical role in the community’s quality of life—from the Mississippi River, to the many lakes in the region, water is central to the City’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities, as well as to public health and safety. In addition, it is important to honor the significance that water has had for the region’s diverse communities and, in particular, critical for Ojibwe and Dakota people, who understand that “water is life.” Knowing what a watershed is, where our water comes from and goes to, and how we can each play a role in preserving its function and value is important, but rarely understood.
This public art initiative will raise awareness of both the many water resources available to Grand Rapids, and the everyday actions citizens and businesses can take to improve water quality.
One artist will be commissioned to create three sculptures which will be sited throughout the City.
The budget for all three sculptures is $30,000. The selected artist/team can determine the budget for each artwork, as long as the total for all expenses does not exceed this amount (must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance). More information about the sites will be made available to the selected artist[s].
Please submit all RFQ materials via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be received by 4 p.m., CST, Monday, November 26, 2018. No RFQs will be accepted after this time. If you need clarification or further information, contact Tom Pagel, City Administrator at: email@example.com- rapids.mn.us or 218.326.7626
Please visit https://www.cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/9-articles/847-arts-and-culture-commission-looking-for-artists for more information about both projects.
October 14-16, 2018
“Connection and Reflection”
BugBee Hive Retreat Center | Paynesville, MN
Join the Minnesota Theater Alliance for an unforgettable weekend of connection and reflection with theater makers, movers, and shakers from all across the state. Conversations suited for all areas of theater, as well as theaters of all types and sizes. (Individual artists and administrators, too)
Invite your fellow artists and administrators, Board members, co-workers, and other. Discounted rates available for MTA Members, as well as member groups that would like to share a room.
The presenters for the 2018 Plenary Session – My Minnesota Theater: Stories from the Field. Join their session on October 15, 2018 to learn more about the incredible performing arts work happening all over the state!
Jeni O’Malley | Costume Design
Benjamin Domask | The Curiosita
AnaSofía Villanueva | ALMA
Sue Hennessy, Jane Gellner, Yvonne Block | Grand Marais Playhouse
Robert Lee | Duluth Playhouse
Marcela Michelle-Mobama, Kat Purcell | Lightning Rod
Eric Lee | Commonweal TheaterCheck out the amazing line up of Keynote Speakers and Workshop Presenters
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 28, 2018
For more info and to register visit here
COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES!
School-Year Art and Design Classes for Teens
Did you know the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) offers a selection of classes throughout the school year for teens? Many Continuing Education (CE) classes are open to teens ages 16 and above. There are also several classes available this fall specifically for high school students. Whether your teen is preparing for college or simply exploring their interests, MCAD’s CE classes offer the chance to learn from professional artists at one of the top art and design colleges in the Midwest.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29-30
Pre-College Weekend Intensive: Animation
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29–30
Experience an MCAD studio class in a two-day, hands-on intensive. Working with skilled instructors, students will work on a comic art or animation project in an immersive learning environment. Classes feature technical demonstrations, discussions with visiting artists, and information sessions with admission counselors about portfolio development and the art school application process.
Saturdays, Sept 29–Oct 27 (No class October 20)
Develop exemplary observational drawing for your college portfolio while working with still-life, landscape, and figurative subject matter. Professional nude models will be used in this class.