Category Archives: Workshop

Applications are open for TARP

Deadline is Friday, September 6 to apply for the Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP)

Interested in teaching others about your artform?  Apply now to NWMAC for training.  Join our TARP roster!

The Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP) is a seven-session training designed to support artists (visual, performing, writing, media, fine art) in refining and developing skills for conducting collaborative, in-depth arts learning experiences in organizations, community settings and schools. A small cohort of artists will be selected to participate in this training, conducted by our Training Specialist and guest peer coaches contracted by Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC).

Artists who complete the program are listed on the NWMAC Teaching Artist Roster on our website. This roster will be used by area schools to select qualified artists in residencies in the years to come.  These residencies can be supported with grant funds from our office. Special designated funding exists for schools to sponsor artists on our Teaching Roster.

The deadline to apply is September 6, 2019 to participate in this round of our training series. There are 7 training sessions. Applicants must commit to attend all 7 sessions. There is no cost to attend!  This is the equivalent of receiving a $500 grant for training.

To apply, go to our on-line system, register, and complete the Teaching Artist Roster application. 

For more information contact our office at 218-745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org.  

TARP Schedule

  • Session 1– Tues., Sept. 17 Fosston
  • Session 1– Thursday, Sept. 19,  Warren
  • Session 2–Tues., Sept 24 Fosston
  • Session 2– Thurs., Sept. 26,  at Warren
  • Session 3–Tuesday, October 8   REMOTE
  • Session 4/5–Saturday, October 12  All day in Warren
  • Session 6–Thursday, Oct. 17 REMOTE
  • Session 7–Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Warren
  • Session 7–Thursday, Oct 24 in Fosston

Take Advantage of this Fantastic Opportunity Right in Our Region!

Performing Arts Leaders Training/Networking Day


When: Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 – 4:00

Where: Win-E-Mac Arts & Event Center: 23130 345th St SE, Erskine, MN 56535
Cost: $15.00 per attendee (includes lunch)
Mileage reimbursement available (see below for details)

Put this on your calendar!

A day for performance arts makers in our region to get together, gain some knowledge, share some knowledge, and meet others with the same goal: producing quality performance arts.

Sessions will include:

  • Designing and Maintaining a Website—bring a laptop that can connect to the Internet
  • Sound Design and Operation
  • Creating a Production Calendar
  • Time to Network with Others
  • Facebook for Organizations
  • Concert Series Info Sharing
  • And More—we may be adding other topics, so stay tuned

Who is this workshop intended for?

  • Directors:  Learn some tech basics and—perhaps more importantly–how to dialogue with others to create a comprehensive production.
  • Board members: gain insight into the world of “what’s going on behind the scenes”. Also, easy and inexpensive ways to manage staff, volunteers, box office and publicity.  
  • Technicians and those who would like to become Technicians
  • Volunteers of every aspect of music, theater, dance and concert series production: those who want to step into this world but lack knowledge and confidence.
  • Young/old/seasoned veterans/newcomers:  there will be time to ask questions, give answers and get to know others in our region.

Presenters for the workshop include Andrew Hanson, Jane Anderson and Bruce Elseth. 

Registration: Call NWMAC receptionist at 218-745-6733 and leave your name, organization, city, contact phone, email; or email this information to mara@nwrdc.org

Cost:  $15.00.  Paypal is available on donations page of NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org or you can pay with cash/check to NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN  56762.

Mileage reimbursement for those from our service area of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties in Minnesota that travel over 90 miles round trip to attend.  A form will be provided at the workshop to request reimbursement.   

Rings of Fire Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making Workshop

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making Workshop

Sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art

July 29 – August 2, 2019
Ages 12 and older (yes, adults are already signing up for this workshop)9 am – 3 pm, Monday – Friday

$200 Museum Members, $250 non-members Register Online
Perfect for the novice and inspiring metalsmith. The class will explore the field of contemporary jewelry, and how to create unique, one of kind and/or conceptual pieces. You will be learning basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler’s saw, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, riveting, basic forming and color on metal techniques. You’ll be making rings, pendants, earrings and more.

All materials provided. 

The workshop is located in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.

Taught by Artist and UND Instructor: MALISSA KUZNICKI 
Malissa Kuznicki has 15 years of experience in the commercial jewelry industry. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been on the cover of Metalsmith magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. Malissa currently teaches jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of North Dakota.

Visit the North Dakota Museum of Art website here for more info.

2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit

Springboard for the Arts announces the 2019 Rural Arts and Culture Summit


Registration is open for the biennial gathering of rural creatives, which will highlight the creative economy, cultural equity and arts-based youth development in rural places


Grand Rapids, MN — Registration is now open for the fifth biennial Rural Arts and Culture Summit, an event organized by Springboard for the Arts, which gathers rural artists, arts organizations and community leaders to highlight arts-based strategies to rural community and economic development. The event will take place October 3 – 5, 2019 at the Reif Center for Performing Arts in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and will offer over 25 workshops and presentations led by rural arts and culture practitioners from across the country. Tickets and more information can be found at www.ruralartsandculturesummit.com.

This year’s Summit has an emphasis on the intersection between the creative economy and cultural equity in rural places. 

About the Rural Arts and Culture Summit

The Rural Arts and Culture Summit was founded in 2011 in Fergus Falls. The 2019 Summit is organized by Springboard for the Arts in partnership with the Reif Center for Performing Arts, MacRostie Arts Center, the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and Visit Grand Rapids. This year’s event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. The Summit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

For more information visit their website at http://ruralartsandculturesummit.com.

Nature Journaling Presentation and Workshop

Discover the Ageless Joys of Nature Journaling!

Thursday evening & Friday, August 22-23, 2019

Huot, Minnesota

Gain fresh perspectives in art and life, whatever your age, as internationally renowned watercolor artist and naturalist, Sandra Muzzy of Bloomington, MN, visits our area.

The Oxbow’s pre-Chautauqua art event kicks off Thursday evening with Sandra’s presentation from 6:30-8 pm at the North Shelter of Old Crossing Treaty Park near Huot, MN. Sandra will introduce this historic practice of nature journaling and share a diverse collection of her own work. This event is free and open to the public. 

At the same location the following morning, August 23 from 10 am-12 noon, and assisted by The Oxbow’s resident artist Michelle Roise, Sandra will teach a 2-hour session for interested youth (school age-14 years), and from 1-4 pm a separate session geared for adults and/or students 15 years and older. Basic supplies will be provided. 

Space is limited to 20 students maximum, so pre-register now at only $10/student via email, phone, or Facebook message on our page.  Registrations (should any openings remain) at the door will be $15/student.  Please enjoy previewing Sandra Muzzy’s work at her website:  www.sandramuzzy.com

This regional arts event is presented by The Oxbow/Louisville Foundation at Old Crossing as another way, “to help reconnect whole communities with their unique land and history through creative programming in arts, education, and enterprise.” Find us on Facebook as #The Oxbow at Old Crossing. We look forward to meeting you at the park!

For more information: contact Michelle Bolduc, Planning and Development at 701.730.2928 or theoxbowaoc@gmail.com.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”