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Springboard for the Arts Virtual Open House October 20

Staff and consultants from Springboard for the Arts will be on hand with the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (Region 1) on Tuesday, October 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m. for an hour-long virtual open house to let you know what programs and resources  Springboard offers, answer questions you have about your artistic career, and otherwise try to entertain you for an hour.

Curious about selling your art online? Looking for art projects to be involved with? Questions about copyright? Looking for grants? Want to take a workshop but don’t know where to start? Trying to set up a streaming concert at home and need some pointers? They’ll address all of these questions and more via Zoom, phone or email! Join by video or phone!

Direct registration link: https://springboardforthearts.org/mn-statewide-tour-2020/

Springboard Work of Art Training

The NWMAC has one more day of Work of Art training. This was rescheduled due to a winter storm in April. We are excited for this jam-packed day of training at our office 109 S Minnesota St, Warren, MN 56762.

Naomi from Springboard for the Arts will again lead the sessions. There are four sessions all within this one day.


9-11:30 AM Legal Considerations
Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.

12-3:30PM Funding: Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. (everyone can eat their lunch as we go over the material, this is 3 workshops worked in one)
Grant writing: This workshop is designed to help individual artists and small arts groups to understand and prepare strong grant applications.
Business Plan Essentials: Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we have enough food and handouts. Cost is $30.00 for people who haven’t attended any other Work of Art Workshops with us.

This is a great opportunity — take advantage of it!

Springboard Work of Art Training: May 18.

Business Skills for Artists

Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is offering this training right here in our region. Take advantage of this opportunity and register today! Attend as many sessions as you choose.

Ten workshop sessions will be offered over three weekends at our office in Warren. Springboard for the Arts well trained staff from Fergus Falls will lead most of the workshops. Learn valuable business skills that will move your artistic business to a new level. 

  • Friday, Feb 15, 6 to 8:30PM Career Planning: Session 1 & Intro to the series 
  • Saturday, Feb 16, 9AM to 3:30PM Portfolio Kit, lunch then Record Keeping
  • Friday, March 8, 6 to 8:30PM Pricing
  • Saturday, March 9, 9AM to 3:30PM Social Media/Marketing, lunch then Legal Considerations 
  • Saturday, April 13, 9AM – 3:30PM Funding, Grant writing, & Business Plan Essentials This session was cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled for MAY 18.

Sessions will take place at the NWMAC Office Conference Room 109 S Minnesota St, Warren

For $30.00 participants can choose to attend as many workshops as you’d like up to all ten workshops. Even if participants can only attend one workshop the cost is still $30.00 because that covers the cost of receiving a $20 workbook plus food.

This will be a fun informative class with networking around pizza suppers on Friday nights and soup/sandwich lunch on Saturdays. Food is part of your registration! The more workshops you attend the more value you receive. This workshop series costs over $200 if participants were to attend the sessions in the Twin Cities or other parts of our state. Funding from The McKnight Foundation to the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is greatly reducing the cost of these workshops!

You must register at Eventbrite here or by calling our front desk at 218-745-6733. Contact us with questions at director@nwartscouncil.org or 218-745-9111.

Fosston Fiber Arts Festival

Fosston Fiber Festival is coming!

When: October 2-4

Where: Northern Woolen Mills, Fosston, Mn

The Festival Committee is taking applications now for vendors and workshop proposals.


The days are packed with demonstrations (Free) and workshops (Paid) and looks to be very interesting.

Vendors are wanted!

There is a fashion show & dinner planned for Saturday evening at Ventures in Fosston at 6pm.  The even will be open to all attendees, vendors and instructors.  It will showcase handmade textiles, garments and wearable art by regional artists using locally sourced materials.

MnArtists.org WORKSHOP

MnArtists.org is hosting a workshop in our area to teach artists how to best utilize their new website design.

Haven’t seen the new redesign?  It has changed!  Take a look!Screen Shot 2015-02-11 at 3.10.11 PM

And it changes all the time!  It is such a wealth of information…artists should be utilizing it more and more.  In their own words:

Mn Artists is a dynamic online community dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of art and artists in the Midwest through responsive arts reporting and criticism, and by connecting artists with collaborators, influencers, and audiences.  Mn Artists recently completed a major redesign that launched in November 2014.

This workshop will show artists how to best use the new site’s professional development tools. We’ll give you a tour of the redesigned Mn Artists and walk you through the process of creating an artist profile complete with work samples. This workshop is recommended for artists who want to improve their online presence and connect to more opportunities, communities, and conversations, both locally and regionally.

We are pleased to help facilitate this FREE workshop.  Participants should bring their own laptop or tablet.

Where: Crookston Public Library

When: March 25, 2015

Time: 5p-7p

Use the form to sign up or contact Mara at (218) 745-9111 or mara@nwrdc.org.  You can also contact Therese at tmjacobson16@gmail.com.