Category Archives: Statewide Arts

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship

Application open through May 6, 2020

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships support Minnesota or New York City-based artists, early in their careers, who generate and create bold, innovative and risk-taking new work that explores and/or challenges conventional artistic forms.

Fellows receive $50,000  over two consecutive years ($25,000 each year) to support self-determined activities for creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development. Fellowship funds support grantees for taking creative risks, exploring new ideas, and pursuing professional and artistic activities.

Eligible artists may apply, either as individuals or with an ensemble/collective/collaborative. Fellowships are offered in six fields: Dance, Media (including Film/Video and New Media), Literature, Music, Theater/Performance Art/Spoken Word, and Visual Arts. The Foundation expects to award a total of 60 Fellowships (ten per field).

Applications are now open and are due Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 4 pm Central Time/5 pm Eastern Time.

To learn more about the fellowship visit their website here.

Join a webinar on Monday, March 2 at 12 noon Central/1 pm Eastern time to learn more. During this hour-long session, Jerome staff will review the program guidelines and take questions.

If you cannot make the March 2 session, they will post a recording of the webinar to their website, and they will be scheduling other information sessions. See the Help page to learn more.

Minnesota State Arts Board Webinar for Minnesota Festival Support

Minnesota Festival Support Webinar     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2021 Minnesota Festival Support grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.Program officer Rina Rossi will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel looks for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the session in person.To make the session more useful, read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Minnesota Festival Support program page.

Session date 
Thursday, February 20, 3:00 p.m.If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the session.

To register
The webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

To join the session

On the day of the session, you must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online. The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The presentation starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join the session five minutes early. Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio. Call the conference host at (800) 920-7487. Enter the conference code: 8443 522 #When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion to view the PowerPoint presentation:
Select I’m a participant. Enter your name. Enter Web Login 415420830 Enter Participant PIN Code 8443522 Select Sign in.

Call for Art Exhibits at Minnesota State capitol Gallery

Call issued for art exhibits in Minnesota State Capitol Gallery
The Minnesota Capitol Art Exhibit Advisory Committee is looking for Minnesota artists or organizations who would like to display their work in the Capitol’s gallery space, located on the third floor of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Proposed exhibits may be in any visual medium, including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fabric, paper, book arts, printmaking, or any performance medium, including dance, music, spoken word, storytelling, or any other form of artistic expression that can be reasonably and appropriately accommodated in the Capitol.

Legislation passed in 2018 established parameters for art to be considered by the committee. Art exhibits should “tell Minnesota stories and engage people to: (1) reflect on Minnesota history, (2) understand Minnesota government, (3) recognize the contributions of Minnesota’s diverse peoples, (4) inspire citizen engagement, and (5) appreciate the varied landscapes of Minnesota.”  Proposals will need to meet at least one of these criteria to be eligible.

No compensation will be provided to artists or art organizations for display of their work, and sales of works are prohibited while on display in the Capitol.

Applicants may apply at, and are asked to submit images of their proposed work via cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Adobe CC or similar. 

Those with limited access to the Internet may request a hard copy of the application form by contacting
Vic Thorstenson at or (651) 201-2770.
Hard copy forms and electronic or hard copy images may be submitted in mail or delivered in person to:
MN Capitol Art Advisory Committee, 50 Sherburne Avenue, Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55155, Attn: Vic Thorstenson.

The deadline for proposals is March 20, 2020.

Minnesota Arts Board Grant Writing Workshops for Artist Initiative Grant Program

Grant writing workshops for

Artist Initiative grant program     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is hosting a series of grant writing best practices workshops around the state for the Artist Initiative program. Arts Board program officer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams will guide participants in a hands-on, interactive workshop. An informative and educational learning experience, participants can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Artist Initiative grant criteria and eligibility requirements, and will work in small groups to practice and discuss the skill of grant writing.  The Artist Initiative grant program supports and assists professional Minnesota artists at various stages of their careers through encouraging artistic development, helping artists gain visibility with audiences, and strengthening career and professional skills. If you would like more information about the Artist Initiative grant program, please visit the Arts Board Web site: .The workshops are free of charge and open to the public. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please visit the Arts Board Information Sessions Web page to learn more and register: .