ARTic Lights & Libations
Saturday, December 16 from 5 – 8pm
Head north for a night of fun and experience Hallock’s holiday lights, art and spirits. Area artists will be selling art at various businesses throughout the town (Zedge Beauty Lounge, Younggren Photography, Bean and Brush, Kittson County Enterprise, and Bakken Boots). Artist include Connie Nelson, Rock Bakken, Megan Sugden (Kittson Co Skies), Loren Younggren, Alicia Spilde, Alaina Terwee (YaYa), Caylie Nicholson and more. The Art’s Council will also be selling art from our community supported art collection. Visit Revelation Ale and Far North Spirits for locally produced libations. Hop on the Tour of Lights at the transportation hub Revelation Ale. Transportation provided by C&M Ford for the Tour. Shamrock Lanes will be hosting Rock N Bowl for the kids.
Are you an artist or do you know someone who might be interested in selling their art during this event? The organizers are welcoming additional artists. Please contact Alaina Terwee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Artist Grants of $1,500
Deadline to Apply is January 15
Applications are open for individual artist grants. These are awarded to individuals in our region (Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties in northwestern Minnesota) in performing, visual, media and creative writing arts. Individual artist grants are for $1,500 each and have a January 15 deadline.
To be eligible you must be out of high school and at least 18 years of age. College tuition is not an eligible expense. This is the main category that individuals use to support their artistic business or advance their technical skills. This category is for non-hobby artist. Grants are awarded annually with $1,500 going to four individuals. Support for this program comes from The McKnight Foundation.
Attention Teaching Artists
COMPAS is Looking for New Artists
for their Roster of Professional Teaching Artists
COMPAS Teaching Artists connect with community members through performances, workshops, residencies and professional development. Programs take place throughout the state during school hours, after school, during the evening and on weekends. Locations include schools, libraries, senior care centers, events, youth programs and other community sites.
Teaching Artists are paid competitively for workshops and residencies, and performance fees are set by artist. COMPAS is most interested in artists who teach art forms or represent cultures or communities that are not on the current COMPAS roster or represent a gender working in an art form that is not represented on their roster.
Application and Selection
Once an artist has submitted the required information listed below, the application process consists of an initial round of consideration by COMPAS staff, followed by finalists having a face-to-face interview with their Arts Advisory Committee. If selected, incoming artists then attend a New Artists Workshop, followed by individual training meetings with COMPAS staff, as needed.
While they are open to a wide variety of artistic approaches and backgrounds, without the following elements your application has little chance of being accepted:
- Minnesota resident
- Demonstrated ability as an artist
- Prior residency or teaching experience
- Hiring is contingent upon completing a Criminal Background Check
In order to represent the communities they engage with, COMPAS is especially seeking artists who represent communities of color, indigenous artists and LGBTQIA communities.
Their priorities include:
- Spoken word
- Music Therapy
- Fiction Writing
- Graffiti/Aerosol Art
- Mural painting
- Technology-games, animation, design
Focus experience areas:
- STEM arts programs
- Individuals with disabilities
- Justice systems
- English Language Learners
Click here to submit your materials. You will be expected to upload:
- A cover letter
- A resume
- Lesson Plan
- Work samples
- Work sample description
**The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2018.**
Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
To learn more about the current members of the COMPAS Roster, check out the Artist Profiles.
COMPAS staff is available for consultations to provide input on your application. If you would like to do so, or you have other questions, please contact Betsy Mowry Voss at email@example.com.
Would you be interested in displaying your artwork and participating in Fosston’s Third Thursday Art Walk?
In an effort to promote economic development in the City of Fosston and to promote the talented artists in our region, the Art & Culture Commission in Fosston is hosting the Third Thursday Art Walk in Fosston on October 19th from 4:30-7pm. Each participating business will be paired with an artist of their choosing to host for the evening. The business owner will provide them a space to display/sell their artwork. Currently, there is a need for artists to participate, as they have more businesses than artists that have signed up. There is no geographic requirement and no cost to participate.
At the end of the evening the FCLAA board will be hosting an artist reception, open to the public, at the Sorenson Gallery in the Library Arts Center in Fosston.
Take advantage of this opportunity to show your art!
Interested? Please contact Bonnie Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Johnson at Barbara@nwmnhra.org or 218-637-2435.