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McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. 2019 marks the first year McKnight will be partnering with MCBA to offer the fellowships program in the field of book arts. Each year going forward, MCBA will administer two Fellowship awards, which will allow Minnesota book artists to set aside time for study, reflection, opportunities, new projects, experimentation, and exploration.

Fellowship benefits include:

  • An unrestricted $25,000 award
  • Funding for professional digital documentation of artwork
  • MCBA Artist Collective membership during fellowship year
  • Two studio visits from a national critic/curator/artist
  • Featured participation in a public artist panel at Open Book
  • Travel honorarium to attend one conference during the fellowship year
  • Opportunity to attend an artist residency program 

The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time, and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging.

Application Cycle Opens: December 1, 2019–March 1, 2020

Visit here for more information.

Grants Deadline August 1

Upcoming Grant Deadlines August 1  

Arts Legacy Grants — up to $10,000

Arts Project Grants: regular — up to $3,000 

Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants. Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations.  Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties. 

Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding can be used for Arts Projects, Arts Equipment, General Support, Public Art Projects and Arts Events in northwest Minnesota. Arts Project Grants are used primarily for small budget arts projects and the sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00 with a required cash match. Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities include festivals, community theatre projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops and many other activities that improve the quality of life of people in our communities. 

To learn more about these grant programs and start an application visit www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, click on the Current Grants Forms under the Grants Tab.  The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Executive Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it. Please contact her for assistance or with any questions.

The Loft’s Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant is Open

The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant 2017 provides writers with financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans for their artistic endeavors. The grant is now open.

Up to five winners will be selected to receive grants of $8,000 to underwrite projects of their own design.

The grant program is intended to assist emerging writers with support that helps them create or present their work.

Possible objectives include (but are not limited to):
completion or revision of a manuscript, CD or body of work
improved speaking. performance, or presentation skills,
securing an agent, or completion of research for a manuscript.

Activities or expenses might include (but are not limited to):
taking time off work in order to focus on writing;
obtaining critical evaluation of manuscripts;
attending a writers’ conference;
meeting with editors, publishers, or agents;
travel for research, or other research related expenses
marketing for a first or soon-to-be-published work or performance;
consulting with mentors or colleagues on matters of artistic development;

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 11:59 p.m., 2017. All entries must be submitted online through the portal Submittable. Winners will be announced in August 2017. Projects may not begin before September 1, 2017 and should conclude by August 31, 2018.

Click here for more information or to apply.

Student Artist Deadline March 15

Erin+Karlee060214aSTUDENT ARTIST TRAINING MENTOR GRANT

Assistance is available to students for a mentorship and/or to attend a training workshop that is not related to credit. Students must be in high school and a resident of our seven county region. Grants can be used for visual art, fine art craft, photography, videography, theater, dance, music, and creative writing.  Look below for a list of Minnesota based camps.  These grants are for $500.00.  Deadline: March 15

Instructions to apply…

  1. First print out the Fact Sheet for a quick reference to the program.
  2. Then read the Instructions for Completing the Student Artist Training Application.
  3. Decide whether you would like to fill in the application on-line or request a pdf version sent to your email.
  4. Complete the application and mail to our office by the deadline.
    If you are awarded a grant, please complete this Student final report form in Word.  This report is due 60 days after your project’s ending date.

Below is a list of MN based organizations that offer opportunities and camps for students.  Please surf around these sites, that Therese has provided.  She researched where kids can go to learn in MN!   Students can also work one-on-one with a mentor (teacher) who lives in our area.  Pictured above is Karlee with her high school teacher Erin Nelson.  Karlee completed a mentorship in painting with a $500.00 grant from NWMAC.

1. UMN School of Music

https://music.umn.edu/events/music-theatre-minnesota

  1. MCAD: Minneapolis College of Art & Design

http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/kids-teens-classes/teen-studio-intensives

  1. THEATRE ARTS TRAINING

The Children’s Theatre Company Theatre Arts Training

www.childrenstheatre.org/tat

  1. 11th Annual Allegro Orchestra Camp

www.allegronotes.org

  1. Sing Minnesota

www.boychoir.org

  1. Carleton College

http://apps.carleton.edu/summer/writing/

 

  1. The Art Institutes International Minnesota

http://summerstudio.com/minnesota

 

  1. The Loft Literary Center

https://www.loft.org/classes/about_youth_classes_6-17/

 

  1. Trollwood

http://www.trollwood.org/

 

  1. Northern Clay Center

http://www.northernclaycenter.org/education/summer-clay-camps