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MSAB Arts Learning Webinar 03-26-14

Minnesota State Arts Board

msab_logo_smallEnsuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts

Arts Learning Webinar:

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Arts Learning grant program. The application deadline for this program is Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the sessions in person.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Arts Learning program page.
Session date:
Wednesday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.
To register:
Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

To join the session:

  • On the day of the session, you may choose to listen to the audio portion by phone or through a computer.
  • If you want to view the visual presentation and ask questions, you’ll need access to the Internet.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.

Dial into the telephone portion by calling Accuconference at 1-800-920-7487

  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #.
  • When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.

  • Enter the conference dial-in number: 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #.
  • Enter your first and last name.
  • Click Connect Now.
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the web or by phone?” be aware that if you select web, you must have a speaker in order to hear the audio.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box on the left.

Important note: save these instructions for reference.
No further confirmation will be sent to you.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

mnartists.org | Youth Program Opportunity

This is reblogged from mnartists.org and is a 3 week course!

Applications open for Creative Leadership Summer Arts Camp. Deadline: April 18

Mondays – Thursdays, July 7-24 | 9:30AM – 4PM

There are only 20 OPEN SLOTS slots for youth in the campApplications due APRIL 18APPLY TODAY!

mnartists.org | Youth Program Opportunity.

Are You Covered? Grants and Healthcare

Hello Artists and Friends!

We have a GRANT DEADLINE Approaching for March 15th.  If you are interested in this grant, the information is underneath or it can be found by clicking here.


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. These grants are for $500.00.  Deadline: October 15th   There will be an extra deadline on March 15 each year as funds allow.

Note: Because of changes made to legislature language, the Student Artist Training Mentor Grant Program must be within the State of Minnesota.  Call Mara at (218) 745-9111 if you have questions about this topic.

  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, you can use this web site to print out an additional copy of the Student Individual Artist Final Report or request a copy from our office.  This report is due 60 days after your project’s ending date.

Arts Legacy Grant Funding dollars are still available!  The deadline for this is April 01, 2014.  Click here for information.

And this just in via Spring Board for the Arts:

APRIL 01, 2014–Are You Covered?


An important reminder: there is a legal requirement to have health insurance. You must be insured. Otherwise, when you file your 2014 tax return (dueApril 15, 2015), you’ll pay a fine of 1% of your income or $95, whichever amount is greater.

How can I avoid a fine?

Get health insurance by April 1, 2014, and keep insured for the remainder of the year.* For April 1 coverage, you have until March 15 to enroll in health insurance through MNsure.org.

But I can’t afford insurance or I’ve been denied before…

Try again, because things have changed! You can’t be denied health insurance or charged more because of a pre-existing condition. Public health insurance programs have raised income limits and no longer look at what assets you have (car, house, et. al.). Even if you don’t qualify for public health insurance, you may qualify for a tax credit.

Who can I contact with questions?

Springboard for the Arts, that’s who! As MNsure Navigators, Springboard can help you understand the requirement and walk you through the application process. For questions or to request a free appointment, visit www.springboardforthearts.org/health.

*The health insurance requirement went into effect January 1, 2014. But, the law allows you to be without health insurance for one period of time (as long as it’s less than 3 months).

Grant Opportunity Jerome Foundation

Check this out! This is an amazing opportunity!

Travel and Study Grant Program

The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years.  The eligible disciplines for 2014 are dance, film and video, and literature, including choreographers, film and video directors, and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word.

The 2014 Travel and Study  Grant Program application deadline is February 24, 2014. Travel must occur between June 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016.  Applicants not awarded grants in 2014 may reapply in 2016 if the program is offered.

The 2014 Travel and Study Grant Program is supported by the General Mills Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foudation, and the Jerome Foundation.

Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in dance, film and video, and literature are also eligible to apply. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials.

Awards are made once per year. Three-person selection panels in each eligible discipline review proposals and recommend recipients to the Jerome Foundation Board, which approves all grants. Selection is based on the quality and potential of the applicant’s work and the significance and appropriateness of the proposed trip. Applications may be reviewed in a two-step process incorporating a first-round screening before panelists review the remaining applications. This program receives many applications and has limited funds available.  Although financial need is not a requirement, please consider whether you need these funds to undertake a travel and study trip.

***More Grant Opportunities!***


Residency Description 

**Application Deadline: February 16, 2014**

The Grand Marais Art Colony Artist Residency Program is a two-week residency for artists. It is designed to provide artists with uninterrupted work time in a quiet natural setting and to support the development, creation, and production of new, original works.

The residence will take place March 31 – April 14, 2014. The selected artist will be provided with workspace in the Founders Hall Visual Arts Studio and offsite lodging. Additionally the Resident will be required to offer two Open Studios and one hands-on Learning Activity so the public can see the creative process at work.

Grand Marais, Minnesota is a vibrant Lake Superior harbor community that has long supported the arts and is home to many artists. The mission of the Grand Marais Art Colony (GMAC) is to nurture creativity on the North Shore. With this mission in mind, the resident is asked to participate in a community component that will include two open studios and a community outreach project of the artist’s choosing. Art Colony staff will assist the artist in implementing the community events.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

About Cook County and Grand Marais 

Cook County is made up of a series of small towns, each with a unique personality, linked together by the ancient Sawtooth Mountains, the pristine Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and the rugged shores of Lake Superior. For generations, artists have flocked to this area to savor its grandeur and explore the surrounding boreal forest. At the center of Cook County is Grand Marais, a quaint harbor village with eclectic galleries and shops, restaurants, and a wide array of accommodations to suit your needs. Fall in love with small-town hospitality, be inspired by the landscape, and develop a life-long relationship with the North Shore.

Grand Marais Art Colony 

The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony, began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study in the wilderness. Birney Quick, one of the region’s acclaimed artists and a faculty member from the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design), came to this remote town to create the Outdoor School of Painting.

Since that time, the Grand Marais Art Colony has cultivated a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit inspired by the surrounding wilderness and Lake Superior. Featuring year-round classes for the novice to professional artist, high-quality studio access, and seven inclusive events and exhibits, the facilities include visual arts, clay, glass, and printmaking studios. The Art Colony is a sanctuary for the creative spirit, providing beginning to professional artists guidance, exploration, and space to grow.


FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK has upcoming application deadlines for all of our artist opportunities in 2014.

Franconia’s competitive fellowships, internships, and metal casting residencies offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork in a 30-acre sculpture park.  While in residence, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves to achieve new visions, work on a massive scale generally unattainable in an indoor studio or exhibition space, and engage with the public as they are creating new work.

ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS deadline: February 8, 2014

• Up to $5,000 to produce new artwork.


INTERN ARTIST deadline: February 28, 2014

• 2-3 months in a challenging and inspiring environment.


IRON ARTIST & IRON INTERNS deadline: March 22, 2014

• Intensive residency and outdoor exhibition opportunity.

EGF Campbell Library Presents

“Northern Exposures”

Juried Photography Exhibit

 The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents the “Northern Exposures” a juried photography exhibit March 3-April 5. The exhibit will feature artists throughout the region exhibiting their color or black and white photographs. Photographs are juried for prizes. All awards will be presented at the exhibit opening and reception on March 3, 6:30-7:30. Also, awards for the Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest will be presented with the 1st place poet reading from the winning poem at the reception.

Call 218-773-9121 for more information.


EGF Campbell Library Presents

Campbell 2014 Poetry Contest


The East Grand Forks Campbell Library presents Campbell’s 2014 Poetry Contest sponsored by Glamorous Reruns.  Poetry contest entries can be submitted from December 30, 2013 and must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2014. Entries may be e-mailed to ascherer@egf.mn by midnight February 20, 2014.

Pick up full guidelines at the library or go online: www.egflibrary.org.  Winners of the poetry contest will be announced at the “Northern Exposures” photography exhibit opening on March 3, 6:30 at the Campbell Library.

Call the library for more information: 218-773-9121.


EGF Campbell Library Hosts Spy Academy


EGF Campbell Library hosts Spy Academy January 27, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Become a wiz with the spy arts while diffusing a minefield, completing catapult basic training, mastering the art of disguise and participating in the EGF Police Department fingerprinting session. Campbell Library invites all 1st-5th future spies to be a part of Spy Academy. Call 218-773-9121 for information and to register or visit the library online at www.egflibrary.org.