Support the arts in your county and our region by becoming an Arts Council board member! The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council has openings for two representatives from Norman County. We are also looking for three at-large members who can be from any of our seven counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau. Board members will serve for a three-year term from Summer 2019 until June 2021 with the option to add an additional 3 year term afterwards.
As part of the Council you will become familiar with arts groups and individuals who are making the arts happen throughout our seven county service area in Northwest Minnesota. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to the vitality of the arts in our part of Minnesota.
The Council meets five times a year usually in Warren, MN. The Council reviews and approves arts grants and arts policy and arts services for seven counties in Minnesota. You must be confident on a computer and have Internet access to be a board member since communication happens between meetings by email and websites.
For more information and to receive a nomination form for yourself or a friend, contact Mara Hanel, NWMAC, at 218-745-9111; or email her at email@example.com. General information on the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council including the nomination form can be viewed at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org in the About Us section.
The City of Viking, Minnesota, working through a Veteran’s Memorial Committee, will be developing a site to honor their communities’ veterans; past, present and future. They are seeking proposals for art that honors veterans that can be transferred to granite or other material that will withstand our weather. The art will need to either be captured electronically and lazered onto the stone, or etched. Clear uncluttered images are best for transfer. Proposals of other types of art are also welcomed as long as the result would be weatherproof, and large enough to be the centerpiece of our memorial.
Project Description: The vision is to select a site along the main street of Viking, and develop an area to commemorate veterans. The site will include a pathway lined with veteran commemorative bricks, garden and plant area, benches and an art centerpiece. This call is for a proposal for the centerpiece.
Goals: Their goal is to publicly thank their veterans, and give their citizens and visitors a place to contemplate the sacrifices that have been made to maintain freedom, and be exposed to quality art.
The proposal should include the following:
A description of the artwork that is proposed. i.e. pencil drawing of “ ”, mosaic, oil, etc.
The artists proposal for the final piece, i.e. artwork lazered, etched, etc., recommendations on size, if the proposed artwork is the final piece, description of size, etc.
Memorial wording may be included, but is not required. If describing a completed piece, location of wording can be included.
Artist’s proposal for use of the “original” if it is art to be transferred.
Photos of other art pieces completed by the artist, and general qualifications.
Name, address, and phone number.
They are seeking artists who are located in the northwest region of Minnesota. Only Minnesota artists will be considered.
Deadline: Proposals must be received by June 15, 2019. Address: Proposals must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Cheryl Peters, P.O. Box 112, Viking, MN 56760.
Selection Process: The Viking Veterans Memorial committee will seek input from local veterans, citizens and the Viking City Council, and notify all entrants of the selection by July 15, 2019. Please send any requests for additional information to email@example.com.
What do artists, arts organizations, and our arts involved public need?
We want your ideas! The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s mission is to promote and support art activities in our region. Every four years, the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council conducts a larger needs assessment to help determine its programming for the future. The state asks us to get input from the arts community and the arts-involved public so we can assess and prioritize needs. This is your chance to influence arts programming in our region. Take the survey here. We also welcome your letters or emails with suggestions for NWMAC programming as we move forward.
We have held public meetings and focus groups to gather input for our plan. Surveys are being sent to the Arts-Interested Public. We are looking for input from our region — specifically, the counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Polk, Pennington, Norman, and Red Lake. A public meeting was held on Monday, April 8 at 10 am at our office in Warren. One last meeting will be held on May 8 to show and discuss the final two plans before they are submitted.
Please attend our final public meeting on May 8, 2019. Everyone from Northwest Minnesota is welcome! It will be at 2:00 PM at our office in 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.
Leading up to this meeting, all comments from residents of our service area in northwestern Minnesota (see list below) are welcome as we complete the planning process for both our two year State biennial plan for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021; and our McKnight Foundation proposal for September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021. Comments can be emailed to director@NWArtsCouncil.org or mailed to NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762. A great way to comment prior to May 8 is to complete our needs assessment for arts interested public. Here is the active link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBGCJMM
Thank you to the one hundred and fifty people who have provided input into this plan! Your ideas and feedback continue to be our biggest asset during planning. The draft of our biennial plan is posted to our website in our About Us section under Annual Report, Plans, and Needs Assessment. Our current biennial plan is on the same page.
We have two main needs assessments. One is on-going for those that have applied for a grant or used a service offered by our Arts Council. Here is the link http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/needsNWMAC2016 if you have not completed the survey lately. You can complete it once a year. This survey has already been compiled for this planning cycle but your responses will be reviewed as we develop our future FY2022-23 biennial plan.
The second is for Arts Interested Public and the link will be open until the end of April 2019 for comments and responses. If you cannot attend the May 1 meeting but can complete the Arts Interested Public survey (takes about 10 minutes) please click the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBGCJMM . Any last minute comments between April 1 and April 30 will be brought to the meeting on May 8. We are proud to say that our plan is grounded in the needs of artists, arts leaders, and arts interested public!
This meeting occurs between two Arts Council meetings (April 18 and later on May 8). Plan submission is the next week so don’t delay.
We look forward to continuing to serve our area of Northwest Minnesota including the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.