Category Archives: Workshop

Webinar –> Re-Opening the performing arts

Webinar → Sharing the Process: Re-Opening the Performing Arts in Ireland

Wednesday, July 29, 2020  |  10:00 – 11:30 am → Register Here
Free.

Registration is required, and limited to 100 attendees. A recording will be made available for later viewing. Please only register if you plan to join us live.

The re-opening of live performing arts across the State of Minnesota in the COVID-19 world will depend to a large degree on ensuring the safety of the back of the house, the front of the house, the actors, and the audience. Minnesotans have begun that discussion on live opening guidelines and the dialogue is continuing.

The Minnesota Theater Alliance, with Springboard for the Arts, Lake Region Arts Council, Central MN Arts Board, Region 2 Arts Council, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, will host a webinar with Dr. James Gambone, Professor of Public Health at Capella University and a Minnesota theater producer and director; and Peter Jordan from SLUA, an Irish safety consultancy group working with Irish theater companies on safe opening guidelines. The purpose of the webinar will be to present the “Irish Model” for live theater reopening which will happen throughout Ireland on August 10th of this year.

This educational forum will be an opportunity to learn what our colleagues in Ireland are doing to ensure safe re-openings for their performing arts. The webinar will also allow Minnesota participants to ask questions and share their particular theater opening obstacles.


More information available at mntheateralliance.org

Teaching Artist Roster Program Training in August

The NWMAC will be holding a Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP) training series in August 2020 

Apply now to be part of this cohort and join our TARP Roster online 

What are the TARP training dates?  Thursdays and Mondays in August 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, and 24, 2020 from 6:30 to 9pm.

What is the location?  All trainings are virtual/remote due to the pandemic. Computer connection and internet are essential to participate.  

Who is the trainer for TARP?  Jane Anderson of Thief River Falls has experience leading our previous cohorts and will be leading participants through engaging materials and interesting discussions about the value of artists residencies. She is a fun, engaging trainer with a background in performing arts and teaching. NWMAC is excited that she has agreed to teach this condensed series of six sessions. Guests will also attend and share interesting information.  

Am I eligible?  Qualified individuals live within our seven county service area of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau counties in Minnesota and can live within 60 miles of our regional boundaries extending into North Dakota and Canada.   

Who should apply and attend?  This session is geared towards teachers in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing who are interested in artist residency activity during summer months and leading festival workshops. It is also geared towards people who have a history with already doing artist residency and festival workshop activities and would like to be listed on our roster after attending our training series.      

How can I apply to be in TARP?  You can go on-line and complete the application in our NWMAC online grants system here. Or go to www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org and click login in the upper right corner to enter our online system.  If you have not already done so, you will need to set yourself up as a user with your email and a password.  Help is available from our office at director@nwartscouncil.org if you have any problems.  Please apply by July 31!

What is the cost?  This is free to attend. The value of the training series is equivalent to receiving a $500 grant. 

Can I get the guidelines and application sent to my email or mailed to me?  Absolutely!  Just email your request to director@nwartscouncil.org and include your email or mailing address.      

How many people will participate? NWMAC needs a group of 6 participants to hold the training.  The group can be as large as 20 before qualified candidates are turned away.  

What if I miss a session?  Since it is all on-line, you can miss a session and catch up by watching the recording.  However, you will be dropped from the program if you have too many misses and fall behind in watching the recordings and completing the assignments.  

Can I get CEUs for this course?  Yes, all participants will receive documentation for CEU credits.  

What if I attended a previous TARP training series, can I attend again to complete my TARP profile?  Yes, previous attendees can attend again to refresh and work on their materials.  Please contact our office to be added to the attendee list and go through a process to check your Internet connection. This session will be faster paced and geared for people who have either been or are an arts school teacher or have previous experience doing residencies.   

Hopefully it will work for you to sign up and join this group of creative people! Thanks for your interest.

Work of Art + Zoom 101

Springboard for the Arts is offering a

Work of Art+ Zoom 101


Date: June 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Price: Free
Category: Work of Art+Sign up here

Get tips and insights into using Zoom as an effective platform for your artistic business, whether you are looking to use Zoom for meetings with clients, as a collaboration tool, or as a means of connecting with audiences. We will discuss the setup and settings to achieve the best results for both live and recorded videos. Live demonstration will be provided, as well as space for participants’ questions during this Zoom meeting.

Aaron Fiskradatz is a theatre artist and educator active in the Twin Cities area, and an Artist Career Consultant with Springboard for the Arts. In the past 3 months, he has provided technical assistance for Zoom projects with Park Square Theatre, Frank Theatre, Upstream Arts, and more. Learn more about Aaron’s Zoom Consulting business at https://fiskradatz.com/.

Date: Saturday, June 27, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Online Platform: Zoom
Presenter: Aaron Fiskradatz
Tuition: Free. Register to receive the Zoom meeting details.

First Friday July 3 Event

Color & Celebrate another Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Adventure

Gather Online – July 3rd

Plan to join the Kolling Cards and Things Made Here

First Friday Art Online
Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Adventure
into the amazing world of coloring art
and celebration of American Independence
4:30 p.m. CDT July 3rd, 2020
(Zoom)

The theme will be
American Heritage: Independence Day and the main focus will be
“The Battle of Yorktown” (Revolutionary War)

Admission to the event will be FREE to you and your household/workplace, but please pre-register.

You can go through the shopping cart at www.kollingcards.com or by emailing Cindy. The “zoom” event will be a mix of Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art tips, techniques and reviews with special focus on the Yorktown Battlefield Minne-MuralTM Coloring Art Poster.

Order by June 27th for best chance of delivery by July 3 (depending on your location). It’s more fun to color along while we learn and experiment.

Good for all ages.

The Zoom Master will be available to help anyone who doesn’t feel “techy” enough. She is patient and can walk you through the steps. You will need internet or wifi access, a smart phone or computer and it’s good if you have a camera and mic on your gizmo; but of not… it can still work. If you have hesitations or questions, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the Zoom Master. Plan to join in a little early if you are uncertain.

American Independence – Revolutionary War: Yorktown Battlefield expect about 45 minutes; tops 1 hr.

This is an online opportunity offering social distancing and access to learning and sharing coloring art tips, techniques and mediums spiced with tidbits of American Independence Day Heritage.

Any questions, please contact your artist, Cindy Kolling of
Kolling Cards and Things Made Here!
Artist Owned Business Sustainably Serving You and Your Customers since 1986 PO Box 101
Gully, MN 56646 USA
ph/fax 218-268-4396
kollingcards@gvtel.com
www.kollingcards.com

First Friday June Coloring art Adventure

Let’s All Pull Our Oars Together in a Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure
Gather Online – June 5th
Plan to join the Kolling Cards and Things Made Here
First Friday Art Online
Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure
into the amazing world of coloring art
and celebration of Scandinavian heritage
4:30 p.m. June 5th, 2020 via Zoom

The theme will be Scandinavian-American Heritage and the main focus will be the Viking Ship.

From Cindy:
“The mass cancellations and closings of so many of this season’s Scandinavian festivals, events and museums and specialty stores are just “Uffda” for a lot of people. With that in mind, and because the First Friday in June falls right between Syttende Mai and Midsummer; Scandinavian-American Heritage seems like a good topic for a Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Adventure!
Admission to the event will be free to you and your household/workplace with purchase of any size “Uff Da” Home Delivery Care Pack from the Kolling Cards website; or an acknowledged sale from your favorite Scandinavian Heritage Minne-Mural™ resource store….
or if you are a participating presenter in the session!
We don’t know what the status of the nation’s home stays and the store and other closings will be on June 5th, but this event is designed to “roll with the flow”.
Let’s all color together in good health!
The zoom event will be a mix of Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art tips, techniques and reviews with special focus on the Viking Ship Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Poster. This will be combined with bits and tidbits of Scandinavian heritage and history shared by willing participants.
One of these participants can be you!

You’ve come to know that with Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters, there is much learning along with creative coloring. Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters offer “coloring with content” and we “Learn Stuff while we have Fun!” In addition to creating amazing wall art; we will learn stuff during this event, too.
Be a Participating Presenter! I want to include short participator’s presentations related to Scandinavian heritage (and Vikings in particular) to alternate with the Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art tips. It should somehow focus on the subject of Viking ships (or Viking era), or on the general concept of Scandinavian-American heritage. It can be historical facts or it can be personal perception. (Please try to clarify which 🙂 We will allow a little creative latitude on how you connect your presentation to the Viking ships; but please include any disclaimers necessary and remember to keep it suitable for all ages.
Please also only bring content that is not proprietary (belongs to someone else) unless you have permission. This part will be on you. Share credit when you should.”

How to become a Participant Presenter…
In advance, please send your basic content proposal (appropriate for all ages) to kollingcards@gvtel.com. She can discuss the details with you.

Artist Cindy Kolling


This is an online opportunity offering social distancing and access to learning and sharing coloring art tips, techniques, and mediums spiced with tidbits of Scandinavian heritage. You can enjoy coloring in your own style to create amazing wall art with the Viking Ship Minne-Mural™ Coloring Art Posters. Order Uff Da Home Delivery Care Packs of Minne-Murals™ from www.kollingcards.com and select designs from the Scandinavian Heritage category.


Any questions, please contact your artist, Cindy Kolling
Kolling Cards and Things Made Here!
artist-owned business sustainably serving you and your customers since 1986
PO Box 101
Gully, MN 56646
ph/fax 218-268-4396
kollingcards@gvtel.com
www.kollingcards.com
or check out the coloring tips at www.minne-mural.com