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Folk and Traditional Arts Grant Program

Folk and Traditional Arts grant program

GRANT DEADLINE: May 25, 2018 at 4:30PM

The Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced and shared. This is administered by the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Folk and traditional arts refer to artistic traditions that come from and are rooted in the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnicity, geographic or regional identity, occupation, language, or tribal affiliation. Folk and traditional arts are learned and passed on through community based systems of training and education where younger generations learn and attain mastery of a form by observation and practice or through apprenticeships with elders and masters.

First time applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Program Overview and Application Instructions and then call the program officer prior to beginning an application.

Program information

FY 2019 Overview and Application Instructions (PDF)—all applicants should read this document thoroughly before beginning the application.

Application deadline and project period

FY 2019 applications must be submitted and accepted before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018. For more information about the application timeline and the project period, see the calendar page.

Who can apply

Click to see eligibility requirements (PDF).

Grant range: $5,000 – $75,000

The applicant may request up to 75 percent of the project costs; a 25 percent match is required.

Resources for applicants

Overview and application instructions
FY 2019 Overview and Application Instructions (PDF)

Overview Presentation
Applicants who are new to the Folk and Traditional Arts program may want to view an online presentation that gives a more detailed overview of the program. The presentation is available in two formats: MS Powerpoint (with audio) or PDF (without audio). Be aware that the MS Powerpoint takes up to 30 seconds to open.

Help for working with these files.

Sample applications
The following applications were submitted by fiscal year 2018 grantees. The files may take several minutes to download.

Grants awarded
Summaries of previously funded applications.

If you have questions or need assistance

If you have questions about the content of the application form or narrative, please contact:
Rina Rossi, program officer
(651) 215-1612
Rina.Rossi@arts.state.mn.us

If you have questions about the technical aspects of the application form, or questions about electronic submission, please contact:
Tom Miller, project manager
(651) 215-1611
apply@arts.state.mn.us
E-mail is preferred.

All staff can be reached toll-free at (800) 866-2787.

How to apply

Application method
All applicants are required to use the WebGrants system to apply, and will submit all materials electronically. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once.

WebGrants tutorials
Two online tutorials are available to acquaint users with the WebGrants system:

Reports and Amendments

Minnesota State Arts Board Webinar to Prepare Application for Arts Access grant program

Arts Access Webinar     

The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Arts Access grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.

Program officer Natalie Kennedy will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look 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 to you, we suggest that you read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Arts Access program page.

Session date 
Thursday, May 24, 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.
  • We plan to start the presentation on time, so please 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: 5593 491 #
  • When prompted, say your name.

Log into the Web portion to view the PowerPoint presentation:
https://www.yourconferencecenter.com/confcenter/meeting_center/default.aspx?100866&jnhst=N&o=UEUbfclIuCcHzw

  • Select Web/Audio Conference.
  • Enter your name, email, and company.
  • Select the red Join button at the bottom of the page.
    Important note: Save these instructions for reference. No further confirmation will be sent to you.

For more information visit arts.state.mn.us or contact (651) 215-1600   |   msab@arts.state.mn.us

Acting Workshop in Hallock Free for All Ages! May 19

Acting Workshop

FREE    FREE   FREE

 Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Hallock City Hall, 163 3rdSt. SE, Hallock, MN

Open to ages 12 to 99

Call 612-414-2032 or email Seife014@umn.eduto sign up!

Sod House Theater of Minneapolis will offer a free acting workshop led by professional theater artist Luverne Seifert and Darcey Engen in Hallock on May 19th.

1:00 to 2:30pm A Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines and play reading. You will begin with a vocal and physical warm-up with Darcey Engen. They will then introduce stage techniques of physical comedy: slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions. Participants will develop a 1 to 2 minute comedy routine that they will develop and perform. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. You will then read a portion of the script. 

During the workshops they will also hold an information session and call for actors, musicians and volunteers to participate in their performance of “An Enemy of the People,” a site-specific performance that will take place in Hallock, JULY 23 through JULY 26th.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

They provide a playful and safe environment to learn skills for performance.

 

2018 Arts Expo

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.

NWMAC Board Member Elizabeth Rockstad greeted guests at the Arts Expo and Art Exhibit Reception

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

VSA Exec Director Craig Dunn

 

Organizations at the Arts Expo and their representatives included this amazing line-up

MCA (Minnesota Citizens for the Arts): Sheila Smith, Executive Director

Travis Hanel speaks with MCA Director Sheila Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Minnesota State Arts Board Ex Dir Sue Gens and MN Arts Online Therese Masters Jacobson
Ben Owen, an Arts Board program officer, runs the State of Minnesota’s Percent for Art in Public Places program. Ben is a regular presenter and talks with artists around the state about how to take advantage of opportunities at the Arts Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Dawn Bentley of the Fringe Festival, Jane Anderson, MN Playwrights’ Center Julia Brown and Alayna Barnes.

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

Women’s Art Institute’s Anna Garski speaks with Artist and NWMAC Board Member Janet Johnson

Explore MN Tourism: Dave Bergman

 

Accessibility and the Arts: Attend Both Events

Are you an artist with disabilities, an arts leader or an organization trying to provide access to people with disabilities?

Take advantage of these two upcoming events to learn about opportunities for artists and organizations related to accessibility & the arts

Introduction to Accessibility & the Arts

Arts Access For All Partners with Minnesota Access Alliance: A shared vision for full inclusion in the Arts

Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00am to 12:00 pm (doors open at 9:45am)

East Grand Forks Campbell Library

422 4th Street Northwest

East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Are you looking for ways for your organization to implement accessibility? Take this opportunity to learn how to plan the implementation of accommodating people with various disabilities when visiting your museum, theater, cultural organization and events.

The facilitator, Sherry Shirek, is a passionate advocate with over 25 years of experience working in the field of disability. Sherry is the co-founder of Arts Access For All, a consortium that began in 2015 in the Moorhead/Fargo Metro region to bring together Arts and cultural leaders, staff, volunteers, community-based organizations, and people with disabilities to discuss ways to implement accommodations one step at a time.

Topics include:

  • Learn how to reach out and welcome people with disabilities into your Arts or Cultural organization
  • Learn some simple solutions to provide access and accommodations for people with disabilities
  • Learn where to find resources and what other organizations have done to implement accessibility
  • Examine your facility by using an ADA survey checklist and meet experts in the field that can help facilitate these surveys
  • Become a part of a larger community that is passionate and supports one another, shares information by in-person workshops, email discussion lists and Facebook groups.
  • Join together with arts leaders, program and education staff, docents and volunteers from a variety of community-based organizations, theaters, cultural centers, and museums

Cost: Free

Registration required. To complete your free registration form, go to: http://www.artsafa.org

Facilities and parking are wheelchair accessible. Perfumes or scented lotions are not permitted.  For questions or to request accommodations, please contact Sherry Shirek 701-781-3055 or sherrybeth7@gmail.com

Sponsored in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Doing, Collaborating & Attending: Resources to Expand Arts Participation by Artists and Non-Artists with Disabilities

Craig Dunn, Executive Director of VSA Minnesota, will be at the Arts Expo on Saturday, April 28 and will be speaking at 11:00  about how the organization helps people with disabilities participate in the arts both as artists and as arts consumers.  His presentation will  benefit both artists and arts administrators with and without disabilities by showing examples of collaboration, inclusion, accommodation and access.  Handouts will be available and questions will be encouraged and welcomed. Craig will be available throughout the event to discuss these issues.

Saturday, April 28

11:00 am

Ralph Engelstad Arena Dakota Room

Thief River Falls

Put both of these events on your calendar!