Minnesota Theater Alliance’s One-day, capacity-building workshop and conversations for organizations and individuals in Minnesota’s performing arts community.
Performing arts organizations — including the artists, administrators, board members, and volunteers — must be tended in order to thrive, build capacity, and take care of the holistic well-being of the people involved. Please join the Minnesota Theater Alliance and a dynamic group of presenters for useful workshops and conversations around the themes of establishing strong roots for capacity building and positive community impact. (Hence the catchy garden metaphor…!)
October 19, 2019 — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Walker Bay Theater, Walker
- A Statewide View of our Performing Arts
- Celebrating Inclusive Arts
- Program Evaluation 101: Crafting a Plan to Get Data You Can Actually Use
- Stage and Production Management: Building your Craft
- Building Ensemble and Individual Agency
- Performing Arts Administration: Wearing all the Hats
- Open Space ConversationsYou bring the topics! What does your community need to discuss right now?
For more information, including schedule and presenter info, click here
This event is open to any performing arts practitioner in any part of Minnesota. We have structured five events in central locations across the state to be as conveniently located for you as possible. It is great to connect with new performing arts practitioners in your vicinity, especially when you can access such a range of capacity-building content in just one day.
The Minnesota Festivals and Events Association, Minnesota Access Alliance, and the Minnesota State Arts Board will offer Welcoming All, an accessibility training for festival and event board, staff, and key volunteers. Participants will work with presenter Diane Nutting to explore how elements of accessibility and inclusion can be applied in festival planning, design, and implementation. This workshop will provide an overview of disability awareness and highlight examples of successful accessibility and inclusion frameworks.
The training is free, but registration is required. The same workshop will be offered in three locations, with availability at the Saint Cloud and Saint Peter locations. Please note registration for the third location in Saint Paul is closed as the session is full. To learn more and register for a session, please click on one of the location links below. Because of the distance, the NWMAC will be offering reimbursement up to $150 towards your mileage. Please contact our office for more information and to fill out a simple form.
Saint Cloud, October 2, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saint Peter, October 29, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CART captioning and ASL will be provided, speaker will be amplified, and assisted listening devices are available.
To ask questions or request other accommodations, contact (651) 539-2689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
- 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!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.