Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation Grant Application Deadline
September 15, 2017
The FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant program is now open for application. The Overview and Application Instructions for this program are available on the Arts Board Web site.
Partners in Arts Participation is a program designed to broaden opportunities for Minnesotans to participate in the arts. Grant funds may be used by Minnesota nonprofit health or human service organizations to integrate the arts into their programming or services. Applicants may choose to have their constituents engage in existing high quality arts experiences, and/or may work with an artist or arts organization to design experiences tailored to meet the needs of the constituents they serve.
The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant program is Friday, September 15, 2017. Please note that applications must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
Proposed projects must take place between March 1, 2018, and February 28, 2019.
The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. Scroll down the home page to WebGrants instructions and registration information.
First time applicants to this program are strongly encouraged to call program officer Natalie Kennedy prior to beginning an application, after first reviewing the Program Overview and Application Instructions. She can be reached at
(651) 215-1617, toll-free at (800) 866-2787, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts Board is offering a free online information session about the FY 2018 Partners in Arts Participation grant opportunity on Tuesday, August 15, at
3:00 p.m. Learn more.
The stage is built, the costumes are sewn, and the lights are focused: the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is making final preparations for The Sound of Music , which will open Tuesday, August 1 and run for three performances.
This production is part of the youth summer performance program in which the entire cast is made up of teens. It is group- directed by Jane Anderson, Lacey Simoneau, Kristin Buckley, Samantha Buckley and Laura Brickson. The cast has been learning the dialogue and music from the show in a workshop atmosphere, in which they are receiving small-group voice, acting and dance instruction and are working on large group improvisation and theater basic skills. According to Jane Anderson, TRFACT executive director, “Musical theater requires a combination of many skills. Oftentimes in the theater, we focus solely on learning lines and notes to the songs. But there is so much more. Movement, character development, and really learning how to ‘play’ on stage are what make a good actor a great actor. That’s what we are doing with students in this program.”
Members of the cast of The Sound of Music were selected by audition and include Elise Kalsnes as Maria; Aly Karow: Sister Berthe; Molly Halsa: Sister Berthe; DeVyne Sieckert: Sister Sophia; Laura Waldorf: The Mother Abbess; Wyatt Halverson: Captain von Trapp; Olivia Mooney: Frau Jung; Emma Anderson:Frau Schmidt. The role of Rolf is played by Ethan Osowski, Max Detweiler by Coby Skjerven, Herr Zeller: David Miller, Admiral von Schreiber : Spencer Wittman, and Baron von Elberfeldt: Nate Sedlacek.
The Von Trapp Children are played by Irisah Mogen, Austin Wittman, Eleanor Brickson, Aiden Warne, Brooklyn Bakke, Brynn Olson, and Julianna Armentrout.
Other members of the ensemble include Olivia Wojahn, Carter Johnsrud, Becca Ballard,Kendra Mehrkens, Alaina Lunsetter,Hailee Eidelbes,Kendal Rantanen, and Madeline Petrovich,
Performances of The Sound of Music will take place at the Northland College Theater in Thief River Falls on August 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m. each evening. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with an intermission, so it is the perfect venue for small children. (But it will entertain adults, as well!)
Tickets are available at Digikey Corporation during business hours, and at Pennington Square and Pennington Main. Tickets are also available at the door each night of the performance. Check us out on Facebook or log on to www.trfact.org for more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater.
The online application for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists is now open. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 15, 2017, at noon.
Artists considered for these fellowships may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media. The program is aimed at visual artists who can present their work in a gallery context, and eligible applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have not yet attained professional acknowledgment commensurate with the quality of their work. MCAD and the Jerome Foundation welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.
An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards five grants of $12,000 each to emerging Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.
This program is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at email@example.com or 612.874.3667 for more information.
Grant money is available from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. Grants are awarded to nonprofit arts organizations, communities, schools, individuals and other nonprofit organizations. Applications are being accepted from our seven county Minnesota service area including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.
Individual adult artists can apply for an Arts Legacy Grant of up to $10,000 if their project has a very strong community focus. Performing artists, visual artists, media artists, creative writing artists are all welcome to apply.
The Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding for the grants comes from the Minnesota State Legislature through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.
Arts Project Grants are used primarily for small budget arts projects and the sponsorship of performances of touring companies and artists. These grants are a maximum of $3,000.00 with a required cash match. This grant programs have substantially less reporting requirements than Legacy grants.
Applications funded through these two very important grant opportunities include festivals, community theatre projects, folk music entertainment, sponsorship of visual demonstrations, creative writing workshops and many other activities that improve the quality of life of people in our communities.
To learn more about these grant programs and start an application visit www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, click on the Current Grants Forms under the Grants Tab. The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Executive Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it. We are offering a workshop on Tuesday, July 18 at 9 am at our office for people who have questions related to our on-line system, grant applications, grant management once they get a grant, and final reporting. Our Executive Director Mara Hanel covers all aspects of the grant process. You will find that it is really helpful to attend. The first half hour relates to the deadlines coming up and the second half hour relates to the system and questions on grants management and reporting. Don’t let your fear or inexperience with grants stop you from applying! Let us know if you are interested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-745-9111.