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Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists

 

The online application for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists is now open. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 15, 2017, at noon.

Artists considered for these fellowships may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media. The program is aimed at visual artists who can present their work in a gallery context, and eligible applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have not yet attained professional acknowledgment commensurate with the quality of their work. MCAD and the Jerome Foundation welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.

An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards five grants of $12,000 each to emerging Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.

This program is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at gallery@mcad.edu or 612.874.3667 for more information.

Do You Create Social and Politically Engaged Art?

THE FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is Focused on Work with Strong Social and Political Content
 Open Tuesday, June 27 to Thursday, August 31, 2017

The 2017 5th Annual FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT is an international juried exhibit focused on socially and politically engaged art. Socially and politically engaged art has been integral in creative expression since the beginning of visual arts. This exhibition explores the current trends and trajectory in this field and these collective creative works hopefully serve as an avenue or agent for societal transformation and exposure of social and political points of view. The goal is to recognize and advance this endeavor by providing a venue for the exhibition of socially and politically engaged art. Furthermore, the exhibit’s proceeds after expenses will fund the Fletcher H. Dyer Memorial Scholarship for an art and design student.
Work entered in the exhibit should reflect current issues that affect contemporary culture and investigate societal and political concerns. Diverse media and approach to the theme are encouraged.

Entries must be received by August 22nd, 2017 with non-refundable entry fee of $ 40.00 for up to three works/titles entered and for each additional piece please add $10.00 per artwork/ title (ONLINE, EMAIL, or USPS POSTMARK). The Extended Deadline is AUGUST 23rd-31st, 2017 with payment of $ 45 non-refundable entry fee for up to 3 pieces plus $10 per additional title.

2017 Juror: Entries will be selected by 2017 juror Anita Kunz, Canadian renowned illustrator/painter, whose work has made her one of The National Post’s 50 most influential women in Canada and whose magazine covers for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair and Fortune and jacket covers for more than 50 books have reached readers the world-round.

For more detailed information: http://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com/downloads/prospectus.pdf

Website: http://www.fl3tch3rexhibit.com/

Email fl3tch3r.exhibit@gmail.com with questions.

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:

Tuesday, July 18 at our office at 9:00 AM.

 

Made Here Open Call for Submissions!

Energy: Made Here Open Call

ENERGY: MADE HERE OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hennepin Theatre Trust is accepting artists’ submissions for the fall/winter 2017 Made Here Showcases.

Made Here, a project of the Trust, temporarily fills empty storefronts and commercial spaces that are in transition with art by local artists, turning WeDo™ – the West Downtown MPLS  Cultural District — into a walkable urban art gallery.

The theme for the fall/winter Showcases is “Energy.” For this round, artists and artist groups are invited to submit proposals for window Showcase displays that interpret this theme. Open to your creativity, your installation might be an exploration of the forces that inspire you, thoughts on what powers our world or a display about what drives your creative practice.

Artists and artist groups may submit their proposals from now until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 14.

This Made Here round will coincide with Super Bowl LII, which starts on Sunday, February 4th at US Bank Stadium — just blocks away from WeDo. This event is projected to bring in 125,400 non-resident visitors — offering more potential exposure to participating Made Here artists than ever before.

Made Here features artists with all levels of experience — from those who have never exhibited work to internationally renowned professionals.

Made Here also features artists representing diverse communities. On average, 40 percent of Made Here artists are from communities of color. They also aim for balanced gender representation and make it a priority to include seniors, children, artists with disabilities, LGBTQ+ artists and artists from Greater Minnesota.

CRITERIA

All submissions will be considered, reviewed and curated by the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel based on the following criteria:

Compelling: artistically strong in concept and execution, compelling to a diverse audience and actively engaging to the public
Viable: agile, adaptive, innovative and achievable with the resources, funds and spaces available
Relevant: responsive to and engaging with diverse audiences, themes, neighborhoods and landscapes
Quality: the work presented is of exemplary quality —specifically in regards to the medium in which it is presented

In the interest of accessibility and inclusivity, artist statements, resumes or exhibition histories are not required to apply. The panel curates each open call blind — meaning that panelists review the art without knowledge of the artists’ names in an effort to produce an unbiased selection.

ELIGIBILITY

For eligibility to participate in Made Here, all artists and artist groups must be current residents of Minnesota.

The Trust is unable to accept proposals that are demonstrative; feature graphic sexual or violent imagery; include an element of live performance in or outside of the window displays; support an elected official or candidate; or invite the public to enter the space. Proposal materials must be created at an off-site location and then assembled in a single visit with limited assistance.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU ARE SELECTED

Each selected submission receives a stipend of $500.00. If selected, all participating artists must submit a signed W9 form and a signed “Display Terms and Conditions” contract.

Upon selection, one site visit with a representative from the Trust’s Public Art and Placemaking department is required in order to discuss and schedule the timing of your installation. Each participating artist will be given one day to install his/her Showcase with a maximum of six hours of assistance from the Made Here team. Work is not permitted onsite outside of installation times.

Please refer to their current Made Here Showcases for examples of successful outcomes and available empty storefront and commercial locations: madeheremn.org/showcases.

All Showcases will be professionally photographed and featured on a dedicated page on the Made Here website (madeheremn.org). The Trust will actively promote the exhibition and share through its own communication channels, including emails and social media.

Each Made Here artist will be provided access to a clean, safe commercial storefront to create a Showcase with access to electrical access, extension cords, clamp lamps, light bulbs, minimal hardware and power strips, as needed. Professional installation assistance is available upon request.

There is a limited amount of technology available for Showcases, including several flat screen TVs, projectors, reverse projection screen materials and DVD players.

TIMELINE FOR ENERGY: MADE HERE

June 13, 2017: Energy: Made Here open call begins

August 14, 2017: Energy: Made Here open call ends

August 28, 2017: Selected artists announced

September 20 – October 7, 2017: Mandatory site visits completed

October 12, 2017: Showcase installations begin

December 2, 2017: Showcase installations complete

December 19, 2017: Energy: Made Here launches, 5  8 p.m.

April 4, 2018: Deinstallation of all Showcases begins

For inquiries, please contact Hannah Novillo Erickson, the Trust’s artist coordinator, at Hannah.Novillo@HennepinTheatreTrust.org

Special thanks to Andersen Windows for being the presenting sponsor of Made Here. Additional sponsorship is provided by Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis and the McKnight Foundation.

OPPORTUNITY OPENS

Friday, Jun 16th 2017

OPPORTUNITY CLOSES

Monday, Aug 14th 2017, 11:45pm

APPLICATION LOCATION

Hannah.Novillo@HennepinTheatreTrust.org