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Performing Arts Leaders Training/Networking Day


When: Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 – 4:00

Where: Win-E-Mac Arts & Event Center: 23130 345th St SE, Erskine, MN 56535
Cost: $15.00 per attendee (includes lunch)
Mileage reimbursement available (see below for details)

Put this on your calendar!

A day for performance arts makers in our region to get together, gain some knowledge, share some knowledge, and meet others with the same goal: producing quality performance arts.

Sessions will include:

  • Designing and Maintaining a Website—bring a laptop that can connect to the Internet
  • Sound Design and Operation
  • Creating a Production Calendar
  • Time to Network with Others
  • Facebook for Organizations
  • Concert Series Info Sharing
  • And More—we may be adding other topics, so stay tuned

Who is this workshop intended for?

  • Directors:  Learn some tech basics and—perhaps more importantly–how to dialogue with others to create a comprehensive production.
  • Board members: gain insight into the world of “what’s going on behind the scenes”. Also, easy and inexpensive ways to manage staff, volunteers, box office and publicity.  
  • Technicians and those who would like to become Technicians
  • Volunteers of every aspect of music, theater, dance and concert series production: those who want to step into this world but lack knowledge and confidence.
  • Young/old/seasoned veterans/newcomers:  there will be time to ask questions, give answers and get to know others in our region.

Presenters for the workshop include Andrew Hanson, Jane Anderson and Bruce Elseth. 

Registration: Call NWMAC receptionist at 218-745-6733 and leave your name, organization, city, contact phone, email; or email this information to mara@nwrdc.org

Cost:  $15.00.  Paypal is available on donations page of NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org or you can pay with cash/check to NWMAC, 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN  56762.

Mileage reimbursement for those from our service area of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties in Minnesota that travel over 90 miles round trip to attend.  A form will be provided at the workshop to request reimbursement.   

Arna Rennan to Perform in Concert Oct 14 in Fosston

Arna Rennan to Perform in Concert on October 14 at 2:00PM at the Fosston Library Arts Theater

Welcome to a world of joyful dance music, the sound of ballads from hundreds of years ago, and the stories of trolls, giants and the underground world in nature. Arna has lived in the mountains where these beliefs were alive and well, as well as studied in depth the music and culture at the Institute of Folk Culture in Telemark. As a child of immigrants, her experience imparts insight into the values and traits that are woven into our identity as descendants of immigrants in the Midwest.

Arna is an experienced performer who carries on a conversation with her audience, often responding to questions and requests of certain songs and melodies. Being both an old soul and young at heart, her performances are easily adapted to all ages.

Her Performance of “Treasures Left Behind”

Featuring Ballads from the Middle Ages, Arna brings to life the sound and sentiment of Nordic people as they lived hundreds of years ago. She sets the scene by telling the story of the song first.  They are from the fantastic world of spells cast, justice served, powerful kings, underground elves, love and longing. Arna sings, plays the “langeleik” a northern European dulcimer and the overtone flute. She attaches dancing figures to her fingers with string as a grandmother would have entertained her children. These are beautiful and captivating stories and songs for the young and old.

Performance venues

Arrowhead Regional Library System

Kitchigami Library System

Lake Aggassiz Library System

Great River Library System

The Reif Center in Grand Rapids

Vesterheim Museum in Decorah Iowa

Hjemkomst Festival in Moorhead MN

Mindekirken in Minneapolis, MN

University of Chicago Folk Music Festival

Institute for Folk Traditions in Washington DC

Schools, churches and senior homes

In addition to the Sunday concert, Arna will be sharing her storytelling talents to students at Magelssen Elementary.

The concert is free and open to all ages. A time for refreshments and a chance to meet the artist will follow the concert. This activity is hosted by the Fosston Community Library and Arts Center (FCLAA) and is made possible by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Springboard For the Arts: Hinge Arts Residency

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Springboard for the Arts is launching a whole new artist residency program in Fergus Falls,  A dozen artists will be invited to the newly renovated Kirkbride campus apartments over the course of the year.

The Kirkbride campus was once the home of the Fergus Falls State Hospital and is currently undergoing a transitional period.  It can either be redeveloped or torn down.  Arts residencies will be between 2 and 12 weeks long.

The Hinge Arts Residency Program looks to look at some of those themes like transition, connection, and innovation.  The Hinge name comes from connecting artists to past and the future.

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Taken from the ImagineFergusFalls.tumblr.com/artistresidency site:

Call for Artists

Announced Monday, October 20, 2014

From January 2015 – December 2015, the Hinge Arts Residency program welcomes writers, filmmakers, musicians, visual and performance artists for stays of 2-12 weeks on the grounds of the former Fergus Falls State Hospital, also known as “The Kirkbride Building.” Residents are provided housing in newly converted apartments in a former nurse’s dormitory owned by a private developer, with a view overlooking the main hospital building, as well as workspace with partner organizations throughout the community.

In addition to receiving creative time and living space, artists are eligible for project support funds of up to $5000 through the following types of projects:

  • Developing content for the annual Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend, held in early September 2015
  • Prototyping ideas for permanent art spaces or installations on the Kirkbride grounds
  • Presenting educational workshops and demonstrations for the community and its visitors throughout the year.

Upon their selection into the program, each artist will be matched with a specific need or opportunity via meetings with Springboard staff and partners.

Summary of Artist Benefits

  • Weekly living stipend of $100 per week
  • Fully equipped apartments (kitchen, linens, washer/dryer)
  • Eligible for community engagement project funds up to $5000
  • Travel scholarships available

Read more about this exciting opportunity here.