The October 15 deadline for Artist grants for $5,000 is coming soon!
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 email@example.com or call 218-745-9111.
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.
An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards four grants of $10,000 each to early career 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.
Please attend an information session to learn more about the application process. A video recording of an information session will be available online after July 23.
Artists are also welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings (in person or over the phone) with Program Director Kerry Morgan or Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau. For more information call 612.874.3667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jerome Foundation generously supports this fellowship program.
Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators
October 16 – 21, 2018 | Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization that challenges current and future leaders to shape a better world.
Open Call for applicants from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or one of the 23 native nations that share the same geography.
Participants in the YCI Forum will become members of the Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship network, which since their inception in 1947, includes more than 36,000 participants from over 170 countries.
Salzburg Global Seminar invites young cultural innovators based in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, to apply for the 5th annual session of the Young Cultural Innovators Forum, generously supported by the Bush Foundation and the McKnight Foundation.
The Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) Forum is a ten-year initiative designed to nurture the current generation of young cultural innovators through capacity building, mentoring, and global networking. The network is multi-disciplinary and encompasses creative disciplines ranging from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design.
Young cultural innovators (YCIs) are highly motivated, creative catalysts with high potential to produce positive community change, particularly in underserved communities. The YCI Forum aims to empower the creative sector as a catalyst of economic, social and urban transformation around the globe by linking individuals and communities connected to the program with one another through programs in Salzburg, follow-up events, inter-hub exchanges, cross-border projects, and other activities.
The Program in Salzburg
The YCI Forum offers an opportunity for participants to be part of an intensive program taking place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria, from October 16 to 21, 2018. Combining theory and practice, with keynote presentations focusing on “big picture” issues facing the cultural sector and with skills-building sessions on communicating value; principles of self-organization; cross-sectoral collaboration; and leadership and values. Selected participants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs.
The YCI Hub Approach
With the annual program in Salzburg as its cornerstone, the YCI Forum is structured around a network of YCI Hubs in cities and regions around the world. Each year, YCIs from many of these hubs are selected to join the program in Salzburg. After the Salzburg program, participants continue working together at the local level in their YCI Hub, while also remaining in touch with wider global YCI network worldwide.
Deadline for applications is Monday June 18, 2018.
Selected participants will receive a full scholarship to participate in the YCI program, including the session fee, room and board, and travel costs.
For questions concerning the application please contact Bernadette Prasser :email@example.com
For more information please visit: yci.SalzburgGlobal.org SalzburgGlobal.org/600
Criteria for applicants to the YCI Forum
To qualify, all applicants must:
English is the working language of the YCI Forum.
Be based in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or one of the23 Native nations that share the same geography.
Have at least 1–3 years of professional experience in the cultural sector, creative industries, and/or at an arts organization orinstitution.
Want to become an active member of an Upper Midwest US YCI Huband global network, and be prepared to commit time, energy, and resources to sustaining these.
Aim to create social change and strengthen the position of the artsand cultural institutions within your community.
Demonstrate creativity in approach to work, openness to innovationand risk-taking, action-orientation, and entrepreneurial inclination.
Have a cross-sectoral approach to work and demonstrate an interest in building cross-sectoral alliances/partnerships beyondthe cultural sector.
Exhibit passion, enthusiasm, and leadership potential.
The deadline for applications is monday June 18, 2018.
All applicants must submit the following information online using the registration form at my.salzburgglobal.org.
A personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing:
• Your motivation for applying to the Young Cultural Innovators Forum;
• What you hope to take away from the program;
• What you will contribute to the local and global YCI network;
• How your participation will have an impact on your local community.
A brief bio (sample on application form); A photo of yourself (this does not need to be professionally taken). A CV/Resume including name and email address of 2 references.
Thank you for attending and for the many representatives of all the arts organizations that spent their day with us
Arts Expo. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council hosted an Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. The event included presentations from representatives from a variety of arts organizations. These representatives staffed tables to meet with attendees, answer questions and provide information about their organizations and services. The NW Art Exhibit was open during the Expo.
Before the Expo opened, Craig Dunn of VSA Minnesota gave a presentation for artists with disabilities, arts leaders, or other organizations trying to provide access to people with disabilities. He was also available during the Expo to answer any questions. Vsamn.org
Organizations at the Arts Expo and their representatives included this amazing line-up
MCA (Minnesota Citizens for the Arts): Sheila Smith, Executive Director