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Attention Teaching Artists! COMPAS is Looking for New Artists

Attention Teaching Artists

COMPAS is Looking for New Artists

for their Roster of Professional Teaching Artists

COMPAS Teaching Artists connect with community members through performances, workshops, residencies and professional development. Programs take place throughout the state during school hours, after school, during the evening and on weekends. Locations include schools, libraries, senior care centers, events, youth programs and other community sites.

Teaching Artists are paid competitively for workshops and residencies, and performance fees are set by artist. COMPAS is most interested in artists who teach art forms or represent cultures or communities that are not on the current COMPAS roster or represent a gender working in an art form that is not represented on their roster.

Application and Selection

Once an artist has submitted the required information listed below, the application process consists of an initial round of consideration by COMPAS staff, followed by finalists having a face-to-face interview with their Arts Advisory Committee. If selected, incoming artists then attend a New Artists Workshop, followed by individual training meetings with COMPAS staff, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

While they are open to a wide variety of artistic approaches and backgrounds, without the following elements your application has little chance of being accepted:

  • Minnesota resident
  • Demonstrated ability as an artist
  • Prior residency or teaching experience
  • Hiring is contingent upon completing a Criminal Background Check

In order to represent the communities they engage with, COMPAS is especially seeking artists who represent communities of color, indigenous artists and LGBTQIA communities.

Their priorities include:

  • Spoken word
  • Singing/songwriting
  • Music Therapy
  • Fiction Writing
  • Graffiti/Aerosol Art
  • Drumming
  • Mural painting
  • Clay/Pottery
  • Technology-games, animation, design
  • Mosaic

Focus experience areas:

  • STEM arts programs
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Youthwork
  • Justice systems
  • English Language Learners

To Apply

Click here to submit your materials. You will be expected to upload:

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • Lesson Plan
  • Work samples
  • Work sample description

**The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2018.**
Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

To learn more about the current members of the COMPAS Roster, check out the Artist Profiles.

Questions?

COMPAS staff is available for consultations to provide input on your application. If you would like to do so, or you have other questions, please contact Betsy Mowry Voss at betsy@compas.org.

North Dakota Museum of Art Classes: Inspired Art

The North Dakota Museum of Art is offering a variety of classes.
Quick & Dirty Screen Printing
Instructor: Angie Byzewski
4 Tuesday Evenings 5:30 – 7:30 pm
November 21, 28 and December 5,12
18 and older
$75 Museum Members, $100 Non-members
*ONLINE Registration Only
Class is capped at 10 registrants
Free parking
No experience necessary
All art materials provided

Quick & Dirty Screen Printing is the perfect class for someone who is new to printmaking and is ready to roll up their sleeves and have fun. Screen printing is a popular printmaking method that lets you create multiple images with relative ease and little equipment. In this class you will be guided by artist Angie Byzewski to print your images on a variety of surfaces such as paper, fabric, plastic, and more.

Angie Byzewski is a Grand Forks Artist with a different feel. After receiving her BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Dakota, exploring alternative ways to create art became an adventure.

2017 CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS:

INSPIRATION AT THE MUSEUM

That which takes us by surprise – moments of happiness – that is inspiration. Many people are so startled by an inspiration or a condition of inspiration, which is so different from daily care, that they think that they are unique in having had it. Nothing could be further from the truth. Inspiration is there all the time for anyone, whether they realize it or not.
– Agnes Martin
The North Dakota Museum of Art is offering a series of workshops for children themed “Inspired Art”. In these workshops we’ll explore different sources of inspiration for making art. We’ll take time to investigate our current exhibition, “Into the Weeds”, featuring artwork from nine different artists from around the world, all inspired by weeds. Where do you find your inspiration?
Instructor: Sheila Dalgliesh
Sheila is committed to providing exceptional art experiences to the children of Grand Forks through her numerous classes and workshops at the Museum and in the community. You may  also know her through the ArtWise “Artist in the Classroom” program where she is a favorite of students.
*ONLINE Registration Only
Class is capped at 10 registrants
Drop off metered parking
No experience necessary
All art material provided
Workshops are offered twice each day
“Art Inspired by Music”
Friday, November 10, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Texture”
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Color”
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Line”
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Space”
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40
Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Poetry”
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40,
Non-members $50

“Art Inspired by Dance”
Friday, December 29, 2017

Ages 7 – 14

Workshop 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Workshop 2: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Members $40, Non-members $50
Contact:  ndmoa.com  |  701.777.4195
North Dakota Museum of Art, 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks, ND 58202

2018 Fellowship and Artist Intern Programs

Franconia Sculpture Park Fellowship and Intern Programs

Located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming. Through their artist residency program, Franconia awards competitive fellowships and internships to up to 40 emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists each year, supporting the creation and exhibition of large-scale sculpture at our 43-acre sculpture park and artist residency in Franconia, MN. Franconia also provides artists the opportunity to exhibit two- and three-dimensional artwork at Franconia in the City @ Casket Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.  They foster an inspiring outdoor environment for the community to create, engage, and learn about three-dimensional art through an annual exhibition of over 100 sculptures created by artists-in-residence.

2018 Open Studio Fellowship Program

Deadline: February 3, 2018 via email by MIDNIGHT CST

Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Successful applicants propose new work and clearly demonstrate how a fellowship at Franconia will positively impact their career.  Art includes sculpture, multi-media, object based performance, three-dimensional installation, and site-specific.

Open Studio Program Details   +
  • Up to 4 artist teams will be selected.
  • Artists receive a fellowship of $5,000 to support their time in residence and the creation of new artwork.
  • Residencies last a minimum of 4 weeks.
  • Will take place from April 1 and installation complete by September 9
  •  Fellows may NOT be in residence at the Park the last week of July or the first week of August.
  •  Artwork created during the fellowship will be included in Franconia’s outdoor exhibition for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Fellows will sign an agreement/contract and complete all exit materials.

Please review all information carefully. Applicants who do not meet the following criteria will not be considered:

  • Fellowships are for the creation of new work only.
  • Applicants must be active and practicing artists, evident in resume or CV.
  • Fellowships are given to U.S. residents and/or applicants who have a valid work visa.
  • Artists may NOT be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full time, at an institution of higher learning during the Fellowship.
  • Applicant’s work falls in the area of sculpture, three-dimensional installation, performance based object, multi-media, and/or site-specific.

2018 Intern Artist Program

Deadline: February 10, 2018 via email by MIDNIGHT CST

The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and chance to work along side peers & mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature.

The Intern Artist Program is the brainchild of John Hock, co-founder and Artistic Director/CEO, based on pivotal experiences he had as a young artist. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support more than 200 emerging artists to date. Recognized by the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts for program excellence, the program is designed to bridge the gap between the academic world of artistic training and a professional career.

For more information about the opportunities visit their website: http://www.franconia.org/ArtistOpportunities.html.

Grants! Funding is Available! Apply Today!

Coming Soon…Grant Deadlines!

$5,000 Individual Artist Grant Deadline October 15!

Arts Legacy and Arts Project Grants Deadline November 1!

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.

imagesMcKnight/NWMAC Individual Artist Grants for Projects Individual adult artists can apply by October 15 for a NWMAC/McKnight Individual Artist Grant of $5,000.00 or if their project has a very strong community focus, they can apply for an Arts Legacy Grant of up to $10,000.00.  Performing artists, visual artists, media artists, creative writing artists are all welcome to apply.

Project grants are awarded to individuals.  To be eligible you must be out of high school and at least 18 years of age.  College tuition is not an eligible expense.   This is the main category that individuals use to support their artistic business or advance their technical skills. This category is for non-hobby artist.  Grants are awarded annually with $1,500 going to four individuals and $5,000 going to four individuals.  Support for our Fellowship program comes from The McKnight Foundation.  The deadline is October 15th annually for $5,000 level applicants and January 15th annually for $1,500 level applicants.

LegacyLogoThe 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.  A maximum of $10,000.00 can be requested.  Applicants must provide cash match and it is recommended that it be between 25% – 50% although some projects may be approved with as little as 10% cash match if they are innovative and fit a unique need.

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.  Arts Legacy grants and Arts Project grants have annual deadlines of August 1, November 1, and March 1 each year.  This November 1 deadline is the second round for these two categories.   

Arts Equipment for Schools Grants are considered a special category of our Arts Project Grant Program.  This grant allows schools to purchase artistic equipment for their art room, theater, band room, etc.  Equipment that is used solely for the pursuit of arts like a kiln or theater lights, or a band instrument has a better chance of being funded.  There is one annual deadline for this grant on November 1.  Grants of up to $3,000.00 are awarded with a 25% cash match requirement.

Also available on a first come-first served basis are Artist Residency Grants for are School Districts.  Grants of $2100.00 are awarded to sponsor artists working with children usually in a traditional weeklong residency but it can also be a different format that serves your school or summer program.  An extra $400.00 may be requested for art residencies that need supplies.  Schools are strongly urged to use a COMPAS roster artist because they have been professionally trained in working in schools.  Local artists who are sponsored need to provide lesson plans and show their professionalism in a classroom setting.

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.

Funding for these programs comes primarily from the Minnesota State Legislature.  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state.  All eleven councils work together with their fiscal agent the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing, and grants.  The McKnight Foundation is another funding source helping local arts councils promote and serve the arts community.

The Perpich Arts High School

Do you love the arts?

Are you, or do you know, a student who’s really into the arts?

Is it time for a creative challenge?

Did you know there’s a public school designed to develop the thinking artist?

 

Perpich Arts High School is a tuition-free public high school for Minnesota high school juniors and seniors.

The Arts High School offers rigorous, college-preparatory academics with intensive coursework focused in six art areas: dance, literary arts, media arts (photography/cinema), music (voice and instrumental), theater (includes musical theater) and visual arts. At the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, MN, dedicated teachers inspire students to take risks, work hard, and develop their unique voice.

Students from outside the Twin Cities area can live in a supervised dorm, with plenty of guidance and support, plus exposure to the arts culture in the metropolitan area.

There are a number of information sessions across Minnesota. Visit perpich.mn.gov for dates and locations. Or contact Anne Johnson, Admissions Coordinator, 763-279-4195, anne.johnson@pcae.k12.mn.us. Below are ones in our region.

2017-2018 Statewide Perpich Information Sessions

10/9 3:30 pm   Baudette, The Baudette Depot

7 pm   Roseau, Bear & Bean Coffee

10/10 3:30 pm Thief River Falls, TRF Public Library

7 pm        Crookston,  Crookston Library

 

Questions: Contact Anne Johnson, Admissions Coordinator 763-279-4195, anne.johnson@pcae.k12.mn.us perpich.mn.gov