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MCBA Arts Mentorship Program Now Open

Pages_MacThis is information provided by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and is a mentorship that is currently open.  NWMAC is providing the information  to our readers as a service.  Please read all applicable information or head over to:

www.MNBookArts.org/mentorships

About the Book Arts Mentorship

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

Three jurors will review all applications and select six mentorship recipients. Artists in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Literary arts (poetry, spoken word, fiction, creative nonfiction)
  • Visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, new media)
  • Music (composing)
  • Film / video (filmmakers, animation)
  • Theater (playwriting)
  • Dance (choreography)

Only originating artists in these disciplines are eligible for Jerome support; musicians, actors, directors, dancers, screenwriters and other such categories are not eligible.

Artists selected for the Book Arts Mentorship will receive:

  • $2,000 for the purchase of materials and to supplement other project costs (subject to state and federal income tax guidelines)
  • Three months of basic book arts training at MCBA
  • Free tuition to participate in up to three workshops offered by MCBA through its regular adult education schedule (artist pays applicable supply/material fees)
  • The ability to meet regularly with a mentor and attend master classes that provide contextual and historical foundations for book arts
  • One year free membership to MCBA
  • Recognition through a culminating exhibition in MCBA’s main gallery

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by twelve series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.

Awards and Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by emerging artists. An “emerging artist” is generally defined as an artist who shows significant potential, yet has not received a commensurate amount of professional recognition regardless of age or recognition in other fields. MCBA and the Jerome Foundation reserve the right to review and determine any applicant status as “emerging” or “established”.

Applicants must reside in Minnesota and must have held legal residency in Minnesota for the preceding year.

An artist is not eligible to apply for the Book Arts Mentorship if they are:

  • a student, full-time or part-time
  • a current MCBA artist-in-residence or staff member
  • an artist who already uses book arts as a primary form of creative expression
  • an artist who is already well-established in their field of work
  • a prior recipient of any MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship or Fellowship

Applications are reviewed by a panel of jurors representing the broad conceptual range of the art form. Jurors are not identified until after fellowship recipients are announced.

How to Apply

Applications are due by Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:59pm.

TIMELINE

Artists considering applying for a Book Arts Mentorship are invited to one of several public information sessions at MCBA, to ask questions about the application process and learn about the resources and equipment available.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014; 7:00pm
Information session #1

Thursday, July 31, 2014; 6:00pm
Information session #2

Monday, August 4, 2014; 12:00pm
Information session #3

Monday, September 1, 2014; 11:59pm
APPLICATIONS DUE

All application materials must be submitted through MCBA’s online application portal by 11:59pm Monday evening, September 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Announcement of mentorship recipients

Tuesday, October 21, 2014; 7:00pm
Mentorship program commences with initial meeting and orientation at MCBA’s studios (mandatory for all recipients)

November 2015
Group exhibition opens

If you have any questions about the Book Arts Mentorship program or the application process that this webpage does not answer, please contact Anna Boyer by phone at 612-215-2526 or by email at aboyer@mnbookarts.org.

If you have any technical issues with the submission process, please contact us at mcba@mnbookarts.org; include “Mentorship application” in the subject of your email.

NextNotes High School Composition Awards

Reblogged from: American Composers Forum

Program Description:

The American Composers Forum (ACF) is pleased to announce the first annual American Composers Forum NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards.
The six NextNotes Composers will receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert and also be eligible to receive up to $500 in “bring it home” funds to share their accomplishment with their hometown.
Up to thirty applicants will be chosen as an Honorable Mention and will receive written feedback on their composition from the panel of judges.
All entrants who submit all required materials and are deemed eligible applicants will receive a free one-year American Composers Forum student membership.

The 2014-2015 NextNotes Guidelines can be found here.
FAQs can be found here.

Funders:
Knight Foundation is the founding sponsor of the NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards. Additional funding provided by The Augustine Foundation and the Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation.