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Forecast Grant Opportunities

Three Forecast Grant Opportunities Will Open for Applications on September 1, 2017!

Deadline to submit is October 17, 2017. Starting September 1, applications will be available at https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit
Mid-Career Professional Development Grant [2 grants, $5000 each]
This grant supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art. Funding can be used to support the development of a project idea or to participate in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists. Professional development activities can range from residencies to apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, skill development, and the creation of project models or prototypes, as long as the overall outcome is to advance the applicant’s public art career.
Early-Career Project Grant [2 grants, $8000 each]
These grants support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist. Projects may be additionally supported by public or nonprofit agencies, or through in-kind sources, however, private commissions are not eligible.
NOTE: The project site must be secured by the application deadline (written documentation of site approval is required in the application).
Early-Career Research + Development Grant [4 grants, $2500 each]

These grants support early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development, or model building. R+D grants may be used for the development of proposals for other public or nonprofit agencies, however, they may not be used for private commissions.
Definitions, FAQ’s, grant writing tips, and more information is available at http://forecastpublicart.org/forecast/artist-services/grant-opportunities/
Forecast is also holding information sessions
Forecast Grants 101 
Learn about the grant options, eligibility, application requirements, and more.
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 6-7pm &
Wednesday, September 20, 6-7pm
The ABCs of Site Permissions 
Learn what site permissions are and how to obtain them. With Mary Altman from the City of Minneapolis Public Art Program and Sarah Peters from NorthernLights.MN. [You must secure site permission in order to apply for the early career project grant. See below.]
WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 6-7pm
Please share widely with Minnesota based artists, or consider applying yourself. Questions? Email jenk@forecastpublicart.org
The Mid-Career Professional Development Grants are made available with funding from the McKnight Foundation. The Early-Career Project Grants and Early-Career Research and Development Grants are made available with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

Artist Residency Workshop — Sign Up Today!

What are Artist Residencies? Is a Residency for You?

 

August 24, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:15pm

Northwest Service Co-op, Thief River Falls

Join us for a day of information on artist residencies in the classroom, including information for artists who would like to learn more about becoming a residency artist in the classroom, as well as information for educators to learn how to implement an artist in residency in your classroom setting. This workshop will teach participants how to impact students with innovative, art-filled learning whether you are an artist, teacher, or administrator.

Collaborating with artists brings unique, award-winning experiences right into the classroom. We know that as much as visual, performing and literary arts might seem like “nice to haves,” they are essential. Years of experience and a growing body of academic research backs that up.

From art to zoology, teaching through the arts enriches curriculum and engages learners. Here are just a few areas where arts residencies can boost student learning.

  • Arts: music, dance, theater, media arts, visual
  • Literature & Language
  • Global Cultures
  • STEM
  • Communication

10:00—11:30  Introduction to Artist Residencies: an overview for artists, educators and administrators.  In this session you will learn the basics of artist residency in schools.  You will learn about a specific program called COMPAS, and how that program works with schools to teach creativity in ways that meet classroom objectives while helping develop whole, problem-solving, creative minds.

You will also learn about an artist in residency program in our region called Teaching Artist Roster Program that is being developed through the Northwest Regional Arts Council, and how that program may benefit individual artists and schools in our area.

11:30—12:15  Lunch provided.  Networking and Q & A.

12:30-2:00  Break-out Sessions

Session #1:  “Is Residency Work for You?”   This session is intended for artists from all branches of the arts (visual, performance, literary) who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a residency artist within the educational system.   It will cover the steps to becoming qualified to be an artist in residence, and the opportunities following.  One week residencies, with a core group of students, is the main model discussed.

Session #2:  Hosting a Residency Artist in Your School   This session is intended for teachers and administrators who have an interest in hosting an artist in the schools, including areas of focus, timelines, how to incorporate what’s taught into your  existing curriculum and State standards, as well as many other aspects of the process.  

2:15-3:15  Writing a Residency Artist Grant    In this session,  you will learn the basics of writing an NWMAC grant to host a residency artist.   You will learn how to best formulate your plan to write a solid proposal in a competitive process.  Presented by Mara Hanel of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

*This 1 day workshop will provide 4.5 continuing education units as required in Minnesota state statutes for teacher licensure renewal.

Participants can register at the Northwest Regional Co-op website here.  The workshop is featured on their main page and under events. The workshop is free for participants and registration is open until August 23.  Workshop will include a box lunch for participants.

Grant Writing Workshops

Are you overwhelmed with the grant writing process and don’t even know how to begin?

We can help!

We offer workshops for people who have questions related to our on-line system, grant applications, grant management once they get a grant, and final reporting.  Our Executive Director Mara Hanel covers all aspects of the grant process. You will find that it is really helpful to attend.  The first ½ hour relates to the deadlines coming up.  The second ½ hour relates to the system and questions on grants management and reporting.  We offer webinars and a few in-person meetings at our office.  Don’t let your fear or inexperience with grants stop you from applying.  Let us know if you are interested by emailing mara@nwrdc.org or call 218-745-9111.

Upcoming grants workshops:

Monday, October 16 at 4:00 PM. This is available in person at our office or on-line via GoToMeeting. 

You Must RSVP! Let us know if you will attend in person or on-line. If attending via GoToMeeting make sure it is installed and working on your computer before the workshop. Call us for help.

 

Calling Northwest Minnesota! Equality & Respect for All Artist Workshop Series

Please Join Us At Our

Equality & Respect for All

Art Workshop Series

Ties That Bind by Ekua Holmes
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to partner with regional artists Trey Everett & Janet Johnson to host a series of art workshops that will inspire and promote
Equality and Respect for All.

In a response to recent and ongoing events occurring on local, national and international levels, NWMAC is calling our region to participate in this series of workshops as a platform to let Human Rights voices be heard. We are proud to sponsor these workshops and remind everyone of their importance and equality, despite differences in background, race, gender and sexual orientation. Our workshops will be a space to create art that will revolve around our theme of Equality and Respect for All. We are striving to inspire people to process current events through artistic expression. Please join us!  

Many art materials and a 12″ x 12″ canvas will be provided, although you will want to bring your scissors and painting supplies if you wish to paint or cut, to work quickly.   You also may want to bring snapshots or images that are important to you, to include in your piece.  If you finish your piece you will leave it with the facilitator, if you bring your canvas home, you need to deposit $10.00.  The workshops will be led by artists Trey Everett and Janet Johnson. No unattended children.  Only adults and very engaged young adults, please. You don’t need to consider yourself an artist to attend!

The artworks will exhibit at the NWMAC Gallery in East Grand Forks, opening June 22, 2017. A public reception will be held during the Art & Wine Walk on August 19, starting at 1:00 P.M.

For more info and/or Register for a workshop, call (218) 745-6733 or NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

Upcoming Workshops:  (Classes will not be held for 3 or less RSVPs.  10 per location on average)

  • Tuesday, April 18 Halstad (2 people attended, completed)
  • Wednesday, April 19 Hallock (7 people attended, completed)
  • Thursday, April 20 Crookston (rescheduled due to low registrations)
  • Saturday, April 22 East Grand Forks (canceled due to low registrations)
  • Saturday, April 22  Roseau Library Conference Room 1:00- 3:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Monday, April 24 Ada Dekko Center 5:30 – 7:30 pm with Trey Everett
  • Tuesday, April 25  Warroad Library 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Tuesday, April 25 Red Lake Falls Community Center 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Trey Everett
  • Wednesday, April 26  Middle River American Legion 5:00 – 7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Thursday, April 27 Thief River Falls Public Library 5:00-7:00 pm with Janet Johnson
  • Monday, May 1 Crookston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett
  • Tuesday, May 2 Fosston Public Library 5:00-7:00 with Trey Everett

May 5 and 6 will be wrap up days in Warren at our office and Saturday, May 13 in Malung — No workshop, only materials available. Let us know if you plan to attend.

Registration is required!