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Minnesota State Arts Board Webinar for Minnesota Festival Support

Minnesota Festival Support Webinar     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the FY 2021 Minnesota Festival Support grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.Program officer Rina Rossi will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel looks for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.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 session in person.To make the session more useful, read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Minnesota Festival Support program page.

Session date 
Thursday, February 20, 3:00 p.m.If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the PowerPoint used in the Webinar, it will be posted on the Arts Board Web site following the session.

To register
The webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

To join the session

On the day of the session, you must listen to the audio portion by phone, with the option of viewing a PowerPoint presentation online. The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. The presentation starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. Please plan to join the session five minutes early. Dial into the telephone portion to hear the audio. Call the conference host at (800) 920-7487. Enter the conference code: 8443 522 #When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion to view the PowerPoint presentation: 
Select I’m a participant. Enter your name. Enter Web Login 415420830 Enter Participant PIN Code 8443522 Select Sign in.

Red Hot Art & Music Festival: Call To Artists!

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 4.07.50 PMRED HOT ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Over 200 local artists and 20 bands are featured annually, along with local food vendors. The Red Hot Art & Music festival strives to be accessible and affordable. It’s a great opportunity to connect with local artists and purchase original artwork!

Event Summary

Marking its 14th year of showcasing local artists and musicians, the annual Red Hot Art & Music festival transforms the cozy charm of Stevens Square Park into an exciting marketplace of Minnesotan art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 200 artists, more than 20 bands and performers, local food trucks, art and community organizations, interactive games and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. The festival is collaboration between the Stevens Square Community Organization, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, local businesses and the residents of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood.

How to Apply?

Online application closes: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at midnight.

All artists must apply online HERE

The call for artists is open to all Minnesota residents. Out of state applicants will not be considered.

All artwork must be original art conceived and executed by the artist. Local, independently owned art and craft suppliers may also apply to be vendors.

Booth Fees

Exhibiting your work at Red Hot Art & Music:

Artists may exhibit their work in an individual or shared booth space, or they may apply for a space within our community tents.

Individual/Shared Booth Space: $125*

Artists may apply for a booth space, and exhibit within that space as an individual or share that space with other artists (four artists maximum per booth). If applying for a shared booth space, please note the artists you wish to share with on the space provided on the online application form. If you are selling work made collaboratively under one name/business name, you need to submit only one application. Unless the work is created collaboratively (and sold under one name/business), ALL ARTISTS are required to submit an online application (this is for our records; the fee remains $125).

The booth space is 10′ by 10.’ All booth artists and vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment as well as display materials.

If accepted, the Booth Space fee is $125 (non-refundable) for the weekend.

*Returning artists, please note that the $125 booth fee is a flat fee, and differs from the stacked fee (based on the number of artists in each booth space) used in previous years.

Community Tent: $40

Red Hot Art & Music provides space for twenty artists in three Community Tents. These shared spaces allow emerging artists the opportunity to participate in an art fair in a low-cost manner.  Each artist has an approximate 5 x 5′ space within which to display their art.

All artists in the Community Tents are required to provide their own display table (not larger than 5′ by 3′) and chair. Artists must supply their own display materials. There are no means of hanging art from the tent itself—all displays must be self-supporting. Artists within the Community Tents are responsible for the collection of all payments and fees for their own sales.

Please note:  the Community Tents have tops but do not have walls. Please plan accordingly. Spaces within the Community Tent will be assigned. No extra space will be available.

If accepted, the Community Tent fee is $40 (non-refundable) for the weekend.

Acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music:

If accepted to participate, artists will receive a contract to sign and return to the Stevens Square Community Organization with your booth or community tent fee.

All artists will be notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music by May 13th.

New in 2015: Juried Prize

The Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to announce the creation of three Juried prizes for participating Red Hot artists. Each prize will have a monetary value. Please check our website in May for more information!

Red Hot Art & Music Festival Informational Press Release


If you have any questions about the festival or the application process, please email:

John Louis

Festival Coordinator


Karin Knudsen

Artist Coordinator


Red Hot Art & Music Festival Informational Press Release