Nominations invited for the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA)
Deadline: Monday, August 21 at 4:30pm CDT
As a complement to our long-running Jerome Fund for New Music, ACF is seeking to expand their reach by identifying and supporting artists who typically operate outside their known circles. Through a $3000 project grant, MECA supports individuals working in a variety of non-commercial genres, including electronic, improvised, jazz, experimental, traditional, and world musics. The nomination process is simple: use the links on the program page to point them to a variety of work samples and background information on the artist, along with your endorsement. They will take it from there.
L’Ambizioso Duo, recipient of grant funding from the NWMAC, features thrilling classical bass and piano repertoire for audiences around the United States. Comprised of two brothers, Brock and Brayden study bass performance at Johns Hopkins University and piano performance at Concordia College, respectively. Be sure to catch them in concert during their tour of 2017.
L’Ambizioso Tour 2017 Dates
Sat. 14 @ 12:00pm – Middle River MN, First Lutheran Church
Tue. 30 @ 7:00pm – Middle River MN, First Lutheran Church
Wed. 31 @ 7:00pm – Hallock MN, First Presbyterian Church
Sun, June 11 @ 10:30am – Fargo ND, First Lutheran Church
Wed. June 21 @ 7:30pm – Dilworth MN, Dilworth Lutheran Church
Sun. July 9 @1:00pm – Steele ND, Trinity Lutheran Church & Golden Manor Center
Sun. July 9 @6:00pm – Moorhead MN, First Congregational United Church of Christ
Sun. July 23 @ 12:30pm – Maple Grove MN, Lord of Life Church
Sat. July 29 @ 6pm – Lake City MN, United Methodist Church
Sun. July 30 @ 10:30am – Elk River MN, United Methodist Church
Thur. Aug 10 @ 7pm – Fertile MN, Concordia Lutheran Church
Sun. Aug 13 @ TBD – Fosston MN, Kingo Lutheran Church
Long Prairie MN, Trinity Lutheran Church Bemidji MN, United Methodist Church Bloomington MN, Friendship Village
More to come…
This grant supports the creation of a new publicly accessible temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc. The deadline to apply is July 18, 2017.
More information is available at http://forecastpublicart.org/mcknight-project-grant/
Starting June 15, the application will be available here: https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit
Stage 1: RFQ
Stage 2: Finalist Presentations
2018 will be the seventh year that this grant will be awarded. Past awardees include:
Feedback Meetings: Limited 30-minute feedback meetings are available with Forecast staff. Dates to be announced. Applicants should come ready with materials they would like reviewed by staff.
Artist Services staff are available to answer questions and to assist applicants in navigating the application process. Email email@example.com or call Jen Krava at 651-641-1128 x111.
This grant opportunity is generously funded by The McKnight Foundation.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is looking for short video segments to use in our upcoming exhibit this summer. It’s super easy to participate! Original songs, poetry, acting, dance, spoken word, whatever expresses “what you feel and think” related to human rights and your own artistic expression. Get outdoors, shoot some video, make a statement. Be part of our exhibit!
Easy, easy, easy steps…
Here’s a tutorial to help you with the uploading process — click on the link: Tutorial. Please let us know if you need assistance — we are happy to help.
5. Let us know that your video exists by emailing Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, your community, and the video title.
We will select thirty videos by June 1 to initially be part of our showcase in East Grand Forks at our gallery in the Riverwalk movie theater mall. Videos that are submitted by June 30 will be added over time to the exhibit. The show will be up from June 22, 2017 until a reception on Saturday, August 19 during the Art and Wine Walk. All participants will be invited to attend, greet the public, and take a group picture. We already have sixty people creating 12 x 12 canvases to be on the walls related to this theme!
Please let us know if you have questions! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!