Category Archives: Statewide Arts

2020/21 MCAD-Jerome Foundation fellowships for early career artists

Deadline: Friday, September 18, at noon (CT)

Thoroughly reading through the Application Guidelines (download here) prior to starting your application as some components of the application process have changed and expanded.

The MCAD-administered fellowship program uses an independent jury of three arts professionals to competitively award four fellowships. The fellowship runs from November 30, 2020–November 30, 2021 and includes:
 

  • $10,000 – The funds may be used to purchase materials, cover production costs of artwork, and to supplement living or travel costs. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines. 
  • Three studio visits from professional critics (2 local, I national).
  • An exhibition at the MCAD Gallery in Fall 2021.
  • A catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work.
  • The opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.
  • Access to MCAD’s facilities, library, and ½ off tuition for Continuing Education courses.

INFORMATION SESSIONS AND ONE-ON-ONE MEETING
 

  • Application Overview presented by Program Director Kerry Morgan 
    Pre-recorded (link
  • Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies presented by 2019/20 Jerome fellow Kaamil A. Haider
    Pre-recorded (link
  • Tuesday, August 4, noon–1:00 p.m. Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies hosted by Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau
    Zoom (link)
  • Thursday, August 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies hosted by Program Director Kerry Morgan
    Zoom Webinar (link

Applicants are also welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings (over the phone or Zoom) with the program director or fellowship coordinator before submitting their applications online. To schedule a meeting or to request examples of previous fellowship recipients’ artist statements and resumes please contact us at gallery@mcad.eduPlease note we will not be able to schedule one-on-one meetings the week prior to the application deadline (September 14–18). 

For further information, contact:
Kerry Morgan, Program Director 
612.874.3667 
gallery@mcad.edu 

Melanie Pankau, Fellowship Coordinator
612.874.3803 
gallery@mcad.edu 

Minnesota State Arts Board New Grant programs for FY2021

The Minnesota State Arts Board announces new grant programs for FY 2021


The ways that Minnesotans can participate in the arts, and the ways that artists and arts organizations can create, present, and teach the arts, has changed drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help artists and arts organizations sustain core activities and adapt to a new environment, the Arts Board will redirect its grant making this year, to provide more flexible support. The Arts Board will continue to offer its current Operating Support program, and will also offer three new programs:

  • MN CARES Act grants can be used to support salaried staff positions, fees for contracted artists or other self-employed workers, and facilities costs.
  • Creative Support for Individuals grants will help artists and culture bearers to sustain their practices and stay connected to their audiences, participants, students, or communities.
  • Creative Support for Organizations grants will help arts organizations support core activities and stay connected to their audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future.

Summaries of the new programs are available here. More specific details, applications materials, and application deadlines will be posted on their website soon.

Webinar –> Re-Opening the performing arts

Webinar → Sharing the Process: Re-Opening the Performing Arts in Ireland

Wednesday, July 29, 2020  |  10:00 – 11:30 am → Register Here
Free.

Registration is required, and limited to 100 attendees. A recording will be made available for later viewing. Please only register if you plan to join us live.

The re-opening of live performing arts across the State of Minnesota in the COVID-19 world will depend to a large degree on ensuring the safety of the back of the house, the front of the house, the actors, and the audience. Minnesotans have begun that discussion on live opening guidelines and the dialogue is continuing.

The Minnesota Theater Alliance, with Springboard for the Arts, Lake Region Arts Council, Central MN Arts Board, Region 2 Arts Council, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, will host a webinar with Dr. James Gambone, Professor of Public Health at Capella University and a Minnesota theater producer and director; and Peter Jordan from SLUA, an Irish safety consultancy group working with Irish theater companies on safe opening guidelines. The purpose of the webinar will be to present the “Irish Model” for live theater reopening which will happen throughout Ireland on August 10th of this year.

This educational forum will be an opportunity to learn what our colleagues in Ireland are doing to ensure safe re-openings for their performing arts. The webinar will also allow Minnesota participants to ask questions and share their particular theater opening obstacles.


More information available at mntheateralliance.org

Work of Art + Zoom 101

Springboard for the Arts is offering a

Work of Art+ Zoom 101


Date: June 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Price: Free
Category: Work of Art+Sign up here

Get tips and insights into using Zoom as an effective platform for your artistic business, whether you are looking to use Zoom for meetings with clients, as a collaboration tool, or as a means of connecting with audiences. We will discuss the setup and settings to achieve the best results for both live and recorded videos. Live demonstration will be provided, as well as space for participants’ questions during this Zoom meeting.

Aaron Fiskradatz is a theatre artist and educator active in the Twin Cities area, and an Artist Career Consultant with Springboard for the Arts. In the past 3 months, he has provided technical assistance for Zoom projects with Park Square Theatre, Frank Theatre, Upstream Arts, and more. Learn more about Aaron’s Zoom Consulting business at https://fiskradatz.com/.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom
Presenter: Aaron Fiskradatz
Tuition: Free. Register to receive the Zoom meeting details.

Mini-Grants for Public Artists to Create Messages of Hope

Forecast is offering mini-grants for public artists to create messages of hope during this challenging time. 

The application is now open for 20 grants of $500 each.
Forecast asked artists how they can best help them and their communities NOW. In response, they reallocated $10,000 of their own resources to quickly provide mini-grants to public artists to safely create and share messages of hope within their communities—a much-needed act of solidarity in the face of these stark economic and health crises.

Forecast seeks to support artists based in Minnesota and the Native nations that share the same geography. Their goal is to get funds to artists as quickly as possible and all applicants will be notified by this Friday, April 10. 

Apply by 9 pm this Wednesday, April 8! For more information and to apply visit here.