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 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is Pleased to Honor
“Of the Year” Award Winners
Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our seven county region who stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts. “Of the Year” Award winners were nominated by area residents. We are proud to announce this year’s recipients are Jim Kent of Crookston, Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla and Scott Pream of Thief River Falls!
These “Of the Year” awards and the NW Art Exhibit awards were presented at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Exhibit Reception on Saturday, April 28 in Thief River Falls at the Ralph Engelstad Arena (REA).
Of the Year Award Winners include:
Scott Pream of Thief River Falls was awarded the Northwest Artist of the Year Award. Mr. Pream is an extraordinary actor who also works behind the scenes to help others shine. Our Artist of the Year award can be given to any discipline artist including visual, performing, or creative writing who are emerging or at a mid-way point in their artistic endeavors. It is a cash award of $500.00.
Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla was awarded the Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year Award. Ms. Saurdiff is an art teacher in the Goodridge School District. She is passionate about the visual arts, an accomplished artist who works primarily in ceramics and encourages art exploration in her community. Our Arts Advocate of the Year award is $500 and includes arts from all disciplines.
Jim Kent of Crookston received the Northwest Star Award. Mr. Kent is a musician and previously a school teacher in the Crookston School District. He is active in the Crookston arts community through the community theater, civic music league, Pirate Fine Arts Boosters and Community Oratorios. He shares his music skills with his church, the school and the community. This award comes with $5,000. Artists can only receive our Northwest Star Award once, as a lifetime achievement award.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event on April 28 to honor these very deserving award winners!
Funding for Northwest Star and Northwest Artist of the Year comes from The McKnight Foundation. Funding for Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year comes from the Minnesota State Legislature.
McKnight Artist Fellowship Program
Ceramic Artists Due May 25
Support for individual artists has been a focus of The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program since its inception. McKnight has 10 different Fellowship programs for artists; you can find out about the fellowships and all the organizations that handle them on behalf of McKnight here. Each program has its own guidelines and deadline. Programs with upcoming deadlines include ceramic artists (Administered by the Northern Clay Center. The deadline is May 25. Info is here ) Consider applying for a fellowships!
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