The Jerome Foundation is delighted to announce that Travel and Study Grants in Music, Theater and Visual Arts will again be awarded in March 2017. The program is open to “generative” artists (e.g. composers or sound artists in music; playwrights, performance artists and directors of ensemble based theatre companies; and visual artists of all genres) who have a record of creating original work. Additionally, with thanks to the HRK Foundation for its generous support, the program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. The deadline for applications will be 4:30 pm (Central Time) on Thursday, December 8, 2016, with grants announced in March 2017. For more information.
Interested in exploring the topic of rural creative placemaking? The Rural Creative Placemaking Summit will be held October 12-14, 2016 at the University of Iowa. The Summit seeks to enhance cross-sector collaboration, elevate intercultural perspectives within the field, and build policy presence for deeper consideration of rural creative placemaking. The practice of rural creative placemaking – as a field, a strategy for economic development, will be examined, as well as the opportunity to help sustain the culture and community of our rural places. The agenda includes plenary panels, breakouts, and social events with the goal of bringing people together to build relationships, share their work and promote collaboration. Rural America includes a richly varied range of cultures, landscapes, economies, and experiences. The Rural Creative Placemaking Summit hopes to showcase this diversity of rural genius. Registration is now open here.
Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Music for Learning portfolio of programs is designed to foster your students’ passion for classical music. It includes a collection of curricula and lesson plans, blog posts, music education news, classical music showcase for high school students, and a statewide musical instrument drive. All the videos and curricula are tools designed to make a teacher’s workday more efficient and productive. The remarkable Class Notes Artists are a huge hit with schools of all sizes and locations. This is a go-to resource for materials that meet Minnesota K-12 music education standards. All these materials are absolutely free to anyone — teachers, families, kids. Check out the website here for more information or read this flyer.