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NWMAC Individual Artist $1,500 GRANTS – DEADLINE JANUARY 15!
Individual artist grants are awarded to individuals in our region in performing, visual, media and creative writing arts.
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 218-745-9111 can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it.
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Contact Mara for support and to review your application. Mara can also provide a copy of the application and guidelines for you to review prior to starting your on-line application. There will be a grant writing workshop on Monday, January 7 at 3pm at our office in Warren to help you write this grant.
Submit by January 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm.
Artist Project Grants: Artists must be 18 years and older and reside in the seven-county Northwest Minnesota area at least six months out of the calendar year. Individual Artist Grants provide financial assistance for the exhibition, performance, or production of a specific creative work, mentoring with a more experienced artist, participation in not-for-credit arts experiences.
What is a typical project? Often, grant proposals are to buy items that directly relate to your art like upgrading an instrument or replacing worn out visual art equipment. Sometimes proposals are to attend a workshop that is important for your artistic growth then create a new body of work as a result of that learning. Some grants are to allow artists to create a new body of work, then promote and showcase the result.
What is hard to get funded? It is difficult to receive funding for items that are part of daily life like computers, printers, cameras, cell phones, etc. It is also difficult to receive funding to travel to destinations for art training that have the appearance of a vacation. It is difficult to receive funds to start a new arts medium since your current work sample is important to the application process and must show work within the medium you are applying.
Can I pay myself while I work on my project? Yes, the McKnight Foundation, encourages established artists to be able to use grant funds to pay themselves to work on the project. If awarded a grant however careful tracking needs to occur on the form provided. If awarded all receipts for expenses need to accompany the final report or full or partial funding will be returned including the completed time tracking form.
Support for our Individual Artist Grants comes from the McKnight Foundation. The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis awards the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council $70,000 annually to provide grants and services to artists. Please see the McKnight page on our website that provides a summary and links to this programming. To see if you quality for this grant visit the grants link at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org/grants or call 218-745-9111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Are you a local artist interested in teaching residencies in the schools in our area?
NWMAC is looking for Teaching Artists who reside in our seven county service area for our roster!
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 4th edition of our Artists of Northwest Minnesota booklet is available for retail locations and others who are interested. This is a marketing booklet that will be distributed throughout our region.
The booklet includes information about a variety of creative people and artists, including visual artists, dancers, bands, musicians, performing artists, and theater directors, editors, writers and fine crafters. The booklet helps those who are listed reach out to the general public and is a means to help the public “get in touch with them” to purchase art, book them, or have them provide a service.
Arts organizations, dance studios, stores with local art, local suppliers of supplies and materials for artists, coffee shops that have open mic or live bands often, etc. are included in the back of the booklet.
Please let us know if you would like copies to distribute or for yourself. To view the booklet online click here.
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