Seeking Applicants for 2018/19
Application now open
Deadline September 14 at noon
Apply Online Here
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.
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT)
995 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince Street, Suite 270
Saint Paul, MN 5510
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 email@example.com.
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 :firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit: yci.SalzburgGlobal.org SalzburgGlobal.org/600
Criteria for applicants to the YCI Forum
To qualify, all applicants must:
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.
• Your motivation for applying to the Young Cultural Innovators Forum;
• What you hope to take away from the program;
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.
With the generous support of:
The 2018 Arts Expo
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
Springboard for the Arts: Dominic Facio
North Dakota Museum of Art (located on the UND campus in Grand Forks): Matthew Wallace, Deputy Director
Minnesota State Arts Board in St Paul: Sue Gens, Executive Director. MN Arts Online and the River Walk Artists Gallery: Therese Masters Jacobson
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council in Warren: Executive Director Mara Hanel. Teaching Artist Roster Program Artist Stephanie Olson.
Playwrights’ Center: Julia Brown and Alayna Barnes. MN Fringe Festival: Dawn Bentley
Northern Clay Center: Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp. Minnesota Music Coalition Ryan Lee.
Jerome Foundation in St. Paul: Ben Cameron
MN Association of Songwriters: Carl Unbehahn
MN Theater Alliance: Joanna Snedman
Nemeth Art Center: Board Member Dawn Rossback
Women’s Art Institute: Anna Garski
Explore MN Tourism: Dave Bergman
McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists
Apply Today for an Award of $25,000 — Deadline March 30
2018 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships
Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
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 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 Visual Artist Fellowships program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage that is 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 McKnight Discussion Series featuring the fellows and invited critics, and by working with the fellows to create an individualized professional development plan.
Eight $25,000 grants are awarded annually. Fellowship funding may be used to enhance any aspect of the artist’s life, such as overhead costs, the purchase of materials, travel, and other living expenses. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines.
Application site with link to guidelines:
Deadline: Friday, March 30 at noon