Technical Theater Workshop

A Day for Theater Makers — Theater Tech Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2019

NWMAC Office Conference Room

109 S Minnesota Street, Warren MN

Put this on your calendar! More details coming soon!

This is a day for theater makers in our region to get together, gain some knowledge, share some knowledge, and meet others with the same goal:  producing quality theater.

Sessions will include:

  • Set Design and Building
  • Costumes and Wigs
  • Props, Masks and Puppets
  • Social Media/Online ticket sales/Credit Card Acceptance
  • And More—we will 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 and volunteers, box office and publicity.  
  • Set Builders and those who would like to become Set Builders:  innovative and practical ways to create theater within a limited budget.
  • Costumers: How to create a costume plot, measure, local area and internet resources, storing and organizing inventory.
  • Volunteers of every aspect of theater:  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 Philip Hoks, Jane Anderson and Andrea Thibert. 

Springboard Work of Art Training

Business Skills for Artists

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is offering this training right here in our region. Take advantage of this opportunity and register today! Attend as many sessions as you choose.

Ten workshop sessions will be offered over three weekends at our office in Warren. Springboard for the Arts well trained staff from Fergus Falls will lead most of the workshops. Learn valuable business skills that will move your artistic business to a new level. 

  • Friday, Feb 15, 6 to 8:30PM Career Planning: Session 1 & Intro to the series 
  • Saturday, Feb 16, 9AM to 3:30PM Portfolio Kit, lunch then Record Keeping
  • Friday, March 8, 6 to 8:30PM Pricing
  • Saturday, March 9, 9AM to 3:30PM Social Media/Marketing, lunch then Legal Considerations 
  • Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 3:30PM Funding, Grant writing, & Business Plan Essentials

Sessions will take place at the NWMAC Office Conference Room 109 S Minnesota St, Warren

For $30.00 participants can choose to attend as many workshops as you’d like up to all ten workshops. Even if participants can only attend one workshop the cost is still $30.00 because that covers the cost of receiving a $20 workbook plus food.

This will be a fun informative class with networking around pizza suppers on Friday nights and soup/sandwich lunch on Saturdays. Food is part of your registration! The more workshops you attend the more value you receive. This workshop series costs over $200 if participants were to attend the sessions in the Twin Cities or other parts of our state. Funding from The McKnight Foundation to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is greatly reducing the cost of these workshops!

You must register at Eventbrite here. Contact us with questions at director@nwartscouncil.org or 218-745-9111.

Traveling Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Roseau

The NWMAC sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Roseau Public Library until March 1.

Hold On by Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, MN
The 2018-2019 artists & artwork includes:

Margaret Anderson, Lancaster, “Great Blue Heron,” Painting

Paulette Christianson, Badger, “Tranquility,” Drawing

Margaret Ehling, Red Lake Falls, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Mixed Media

LaVonne Forsberg, Thief River Falls, “Apple Blossoms,” Painting

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Lighthouse,” Photography

Loreen Hanson, Thief River Falls, “Weathering the Storm,” Painting

Therese Jacobson, Alvarado, “Stippled Squirrels,” Drawing

Jill Levene, Tabor, “Bernadette,” Drawing

Stephanie Olson, Thief River Falls, “Grandmothers,” Painting

Janet Osborn, Thief River Falls, “The Forgotten,” Drawing

Kay Rosengren, Hallock, “Etude,” Painting

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “Tibetan Herding Family,” Photography

Betsy Saurdiff, Grygla, “Monochromatic Blue Platter,” Ceramics

Alicia Spilde, Karlstad, “Hold On,” Mixed Media

Judy Szklarski, Argyle, “Washington’s Pacific,” Painting

At the Lighthouse by Bert Foster, Thief River Falls MN

The 2018-2019Traveling Exhibit Schedule:

May 11–June 28, 2018  Godel MemorialLibrary, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2018  East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2018  AdaPublic Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2019  Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2019  RoseauPublic Library
March 2–April 27, 2019  Hallock Public Library

You may contact us for more info about the Traveling Exhibit at (218) 745-9111 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.

Thief River Falls Area Community theater performs Barefoot in the park

Valentine’s Dinner Theater Hosted by TRFACT:  Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word.  After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.  

A Valentine’s Dinner Theater: Barefoot in the Parkwill be presented by the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater on February 12, 13, and 14 at the Eagles Club at 305 Red Lake Boulevard in Thief River Falls.  Tickets are $25 each and are available at Digikey’s East Entrance in Thief River Falls during business hours and online at www.trfact.org

Seating is general admission, and the doors will open each evening at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.

The romantic comedy classic by Neil Simon will be performed by an all-star cast that includes Rob Burkel, Sherry Knott, Scott Pream, Carl Dahlberg, Jon Mansk and Alyssa Novak.   Directed by Gretchen Weinrich, with lighting and sets by Carl Dahlberg, costumes and props by Jane Anderson, and sound by Bruce Elseth.

The menu will feature a pasta bar with both red and white meat sauces, salad, bread sticks and dessert of brownie bites and mini cheese cakes. A cash bar is also available.  Catering is by Becky Carlson of Broadway Station.  

Listen to Director Gretchen Weinrich on Pioneer 90.1 on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:05 pm or to the podcast on our website afterwards!

“A BUBBLING, RIB-TICKLING COMEDY.”– The New York Times

“Critic weeps joyfully…I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening.” – New York Daily News

This production is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with Legacy Amendment funding through the vote of Minnesotans in 2008.

For more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, visit our webpage at www.trfact.org or join us on Facebook.

MCKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 11

2019/20 Application Guidelines
DEADLINE IS MARCH 11, 2019 AT 5PM
  GUIDELINES FAQ

The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas. Eight arts organizations oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.

The McKnight Arts program supports the conviction that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time.

The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public discussion panel featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend a professional conference in New York or Los Angeles, and by offering four free classes through FilmNorth during the fellowship year.

For questions about the fellowships or the application process, contact Eric Mueller, Program Administrator, FilmNorth, 651-644-1912, emueller@myfilmnorth.org.

Application Guidelines

There will be a “How to Apply” workshop on January 29, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 (details in the Guidelines.) In the meantime, you can watch the 2018 How to Apply Workshop.

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