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American Composers Forum Emerging Composer Award

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.

Nominate a Deserving Artist Here

L’Ambizioso Duo Touring Northwest Minnesota

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

May:

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

June:

Sun, June 11 @ 10:30am – Fargo ND, First Lutheran Church
Wed. June 21 @ 7:30pm – Dilworth MN, Dilworth Lutheran Church

July:

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

August:

Thur. Aug 10 @ 7pm – Fertile MN, Concordia Lutheran Church

Sun. Aug 13 @ TBD – Fosston MN, Kingo Lutheran Church

DATES TBD:

Long Prairie MN, Trinity Lutheran Church Bemidji MN, United Methodist Church Bloomington MN, Friendship Village

More to come…

Looking for Minnesota-based Mid-Career Public Artists to Apply!

Forecast’s 2018 Mid-Career Project Grant is open for applications

 

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

 

Two Stage Application Process


Stage 1: RFQ

  • RFQs are due on July 18, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications will be accepted via the Submittable online application platform. Click here to apply. (Application will be open beginning June 15, 2017).
  • Complete applications include: a narrative (limit 650 words), a 2-page resume, and work samples.
  • Read application details. Please note that failure to follow application instructions may result in your application being deemed ineligible. Email grants@forecastpublicart.org with questions.
  • A panel of public art professionals will select 5 finalists, each of whom will be provided with a $1,000 stipend to support the preparation of a presentation and proposal that will be shared with the selection jury in December 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of finalist decisions by early September.

Stage 2: Finalist Presentations

  • An informational meeting will be held for finalists in early fall and past proposal examples will be shared with finalists.
  • Presentations: Finalists will be required to prepare a 20-minute project presentation to give the panel a detailed and accurate indication of the work. Presentations can be made utilizing digital imaging programs such as Auto Cad or Sketch Up. They can be illustrated on boards or be presented as physical models or maquettes. Materials may not be returned to finalists.
  • Printed Materials: Finalists will be expected to prepare a printed proposal including at minimum a project description, budget, timeline, and a site approval letter.
  • Site approval must be secured by the date of finalist presentations (written documentation of site approval is required). It is recommended that applicants begin a discussion with site owners at the RFQ stage.

Selection Criteria

Past Recipients

2018 will be the seventh year that this grant will be awarded. Past awardees include:

 Staff Assistance

Info Session: Forecast’s Mid-Career Public Art Grants
This session will include an overview of our grants, application process, and selection criteria, as well as tips and resources for preparing strong applications!
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Forecast Public Art, 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55114
  • RSVP HERE

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 grants@forecastpublicart.org or call Jen Krava at 651-641-1128 x111.

This grant opportunity is generously funded by The McKnight Foundation.

Equality and Respect for All Videos — Express Yourself!

Do the words

Equality and Respect for All 

stir a desire in you to speak up?

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…

  1. Create your video on your smart phone or other device.  Optimal length is 5-10 seconds.  Max 2 minutes.
  2. Save it to Dropbox  here  or
  3. Google Drive  here 
  4. Or email as an attachment to nwartscouncil@gmail.com if very short.

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    nwartscouncil@gmail.com. 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!

Serving Artists and Arts Organizations