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
- Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies presented by 2019/20 Jerome fellow Kaamil A. Haider
- Tuesday, August 4, noon–1:00 p.m. Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies hosted by Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau
- 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 email@example.com. Please 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
Melanie Pankau, Fellowship Coordinator
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.
Springboard for the Arts is offering a
Work of Art+ Zoom 101
Date: June 27, 2020 1:00 pm
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.
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.