Category Archives: Workshop

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: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm .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: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/calendar/information-sessions.htm .

Photography Classes in Crookston

  • Intro to Photography: Wednesday. January 22 5:45-8:45pm
  • Intermediate Photography: Wed, February 4th 5:45-8:45pm

Location:

Sweetlight Gallery, 119 N Main St. Crookston, MN 56523

Call to register 612-269-3601
Important note is that pre-registration and pre-payment is required by phone. Simply hitting “Interested” or “Going” on the event page does not sign you up for the class.


More classes will be added based on attendance of the first 2 classes.

Residencies and Workshop Retreats at Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp

Applications for Residencies Open Until November 30

The deadline for Guided Workshop Retreats is December 30

https://toftelake.org/residencyprograms

THE GAIA FENNA MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Tofte Lake Center will host its sixth annual week-long residency for a Minnesota artist who exemplifies the spirit, passions, and values of artist and nature lover Gaia Fenna. This year’s residency week will be September 14-20, 2020.

For Gaia, physical activity and art were a means of self-expression, self-definition — in her DNA. At Tofte Lake Center, Gaia’s love of art and nature were perfectly combined. She took time each day to commune with her spirit by hiking, biking, and kayaking. She has left her creative fingerprints all over TLC.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST & GROUP/ORGANIZATION

These residencies are offered for both individual artists, small creative teams, and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature.

Artist residencies are interdisciplinary in nature, and balance group activity, personal work time, facilitated conversation, with the exchange of work and performance. Artists from diverse backgrounds and communities are encouraged to attend. Residencies are structured around the artists’ specific project needs. Days are self-directed, and could include individual/team work, afternoon excursions or on-site activity, dinners and evening gatherings with resident artists.

Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. For Individual Residencies, artists are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance.  For these residencies child-care is not guaranteed, though assistance is offered to help resident artist parents find part-time childcare for their stay, should this make their residency possible.

2020 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 15-21 (depending on grant funding, this week could be dedicated to our Family Artists Residency Program), June 22-28, June 29-July 5, August 3-9, August 10-16, and September 21-27.


TLC offers residency and retreat opportunities for artistic groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, strategize, plan, and reflect together in community.

If you are interested in hosting a Group or Organizational residency, please contact us at info@toftelake.org between October 1-November 30, 2019 – the earlier the better!

Application and Selection Timeline

November 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST: Application deadline

February 1, 2020: Notification deadline

Applications are accepted from artists 18 years or older at the time of application. For more information about Tofte and their programs visit their website at https://toftelake.org/home

Workshop for Tending our Performing Arts Gardens Event in Walker on October 19th

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.

Register here.

Accessibility training for festival and event board, staff & Key volunteers

Welcoming All      

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.
https://festivalaccessibilitystcloud.eventbrite.com/

Saint Peter, October 29, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
https://festivalaccessibilitystpeter.eventbrite.com/

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 info@mnaccess.org