Category Archives: Call for Artists

Apply now! Arts Grants Applications have Aug 1 Deadline!

Arts Grants Applications have August 1 Deadline — Apply Now 

Arts Legacy grants of up to $10,000.00, Arts Project grants of up to $3,000.00 have an August 1 deadline! Artist Residency Grants for Schools Available

Applications are open for Arts Project Grants and Arts Legacy Grants. 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.

Arts Legacy Grants is a main category for funding artistic activity within the seven-county service region. Funding can be used for Arts Projects, Arts Equipment, General Support, Public Art Projects and Arts Events in northwest Minnesota.

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.

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.

Schools in our seven-county region can also apply now for an Artist Residency grant of $2,100 plus an additional $400 if the residency needs supplies. Our teaching artist roster online is a great resource to view artists available to teach in our area.  Go to our the main webpage and and click on teaching artist roster on the left navigation bar. Another resource to view artists available to enhance curriculum is COMPAS.     

Also available on a first come-first served basis are Quick Turn Around Grants for $500. These grants can be used for missed gigs and income due to the pandemic. Use the Quick Turn Around application in the Individual Artist grants. See our website for more information and to apply!

The grant application process is completely online and NWMAC’s Director Mara Hanel can help walk you through the process of using the grants portal to get accustomed to it. Please contact her at director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-8886.

   

Call to Writers, Poets & Illustrators! Writing the elements with Dale Jacobson

This is video #1 of 3 with Dale Jacobson Writing the Elements
This is video #2 of 3 with Dale Jacobson
This is video #3 of 3 with Dale Jacobson

Attention Writers, Poets and Illustrators!

We are looking for short work on the theme of the elements. We have created 3 videos with Writer Dale Jacobson to inspire you. You can watch whenever is convenient for you. Then, take some time to write or illustrate.

Franconia Sculpture Park Artist in Residence Applications Open

FRANCONIA SCULPTURE PARK

Open-Call Applications Live!

Applications Open: June 1, 2021
Applications Close: August 1, 2021
Entry Fee: First two weeks FREE; $25 / $15 Franconia Alumni

Franconia Sculpture Park 2022 Artist-in-Residence applications are now open! There are two new exciting opportunities for Artist Families and Writers.

For information on all residencies please visit: https://www.franconia.org/artist-opportunities/

For their 26th residency year, Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights.

Fellowship Residencies

Stipend: $5,000
Spring (April 6, 2022 – June 15, 2022)
Summer (June 22, 2022 – August 31, 2022) Fall (September 7, 2022 – November 23, 2022)

The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists with a $5000 stipend and the opportunity to stay between 3 weeks and 3 months during their Open-Call residencies. This is a self-directed residency, and Fellows are responsible for developing, producing, and installing their work.

Emerging Artist Residencies

Stipend: $750
Spring (April 6, 2022 – June 15, 2022)
Summer (June 22, 2022 – August 31, 2022) Fall (September 7, 2022 – November 23, 2022)

The Emerging Artist Residency represents 25 years that Franconia Sculpture Park has upheld a long-running work exchange model that equally cares for artists and organizational sustainability. While offering professional support and growth to emerging artists, the 50-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of their Emerging Artist Residents. This is a process-based residency. The rural setting and the chance to work alongside peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators create a dynamic setting for critical, technical, and professional growth within a collaborative exchange model.

Artist Family Residencies

Stipend: $2000
July 12-16, 2022 or July 19-23, 2022 | Youth (Aged 8-13) July 26-30, 2022 | Teen Intensive (Grades 9-12)

The Artist Family Residency supports Artist Parents and Artist Youth alike with a one-week residency at Franconia during July. Coinciding with their Youth Installation Summer Camps, Artist Youth are invited to camp during the day while the Artist Parent can be on-site for research or production. For artist parents, this is a self-directed residency. The Artist Family benefits both from the individual creative process and also through togetherness. A culminating Parents & Community sharing of Summer Camp Works provides a joined capstone experience for the Artist Family.

Writer’s Residency

January 19 – February 2 or February 9
Entry Fee: First two weeks FREE; $25 thereafter / $15 Franconia Alumni
Stipend: $1000
The Writers Residency will accept 3 to 4 accomplished writers to join Franconia Sculpture Park in 2022. Writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two to a three-week residency at the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. The writers-in-residence in this program will immerse themselves in the new environment and embrace the time and space to move forward in their work.

Call to Writers, Poets & Illustrators: Elements — earth, air, fire, water, space

Call to Writers, Poets, and Illustrators

For work on the subject of Elemental: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Space

Warren, MN. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a call for writings and illustrations on the subject of the elements, including earth, air, fire, water, and space for an upcoming exhibit July 30 – September 27 at the NWMAC Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls.

All pieces of work (written and illustration) will be framed by the Northwest MN Arts Council in an 8.5 x 11 frame. If your work is larger than 8.5 x 11 (for example a longer piece of writing or poetry, a larger illustration, etc.) let Trey know and we will work with you. 

Possible subjects include — 

Earth: Stone, mountain, valley, cave, desert, forest, marsh, beach island, dirt, soil, solid, richness, variety, Gnomes (mythology), Tarot: coin or pentacle, oxen, feet, where you live and work, money, place in the world, atoms, molecules, passive 

Air: sky, cloud, wind, breath, gas, hurricane, tornado, oxygen, aerial, sylphs (invisible beings in mythology), tarot: sword, mind, thinking, intellect, language, concepts, ideas, prayer, head, eagle, active

Fire: spark, dawn, sunrise, solstice, dusk, sun, heat, flame, lightening, purification, desire, love, erotic, summer, noon, warm, dry, salamender (can burst into flames in mythology), Tarot: wand, making or doing, sexual or creativity energy, imagination.

Water: Ocean, river, lake, whirlpool, waterfall, flood, bubble, drown, swim, depths, storm, rain, steam, fog, ice, life, undines (water-based nymphs or mermaids in mythology), Tarot: cup, love, angel, ribcage or heart, positive, friendship, motion. 

Space: Emptiness, vastness, welcome, embracing, open, eternal, spirit, either, quintessence (Latin for fifth element), soul, nothingness, formless, presence).

We will be offering writing prompts and other inspirational guidance. Stay tuned for more information. Visit our website to learn more nwartscouncil.org.

For more information and to submit your work for consideration please email Trey Everett at treyeverettcreates@gmail.com with a sample of your written work or a photo of your illustration by July 12. Multiple pieces can be submitted. If accepted please email or mail your unframed written work(s) and please mail your unframed illustration(s) to Trey at 414 Houston Avenue Crookston MN 56716. Please ensure that the artwork is received by Friday July 16th to allow time for framing and preparing artist information cards. Include with your submission(s) the following: Name, where you are from, title of piece, sale price, how buyer can contact you, anything you can add about your creative process, inspiration,  etc.  

Attention Writers! MOLLYHOUSE is looking for poems, stories & Essays

MOLLYHOUSE is looking for your new poems, stories, and essays.

Prepare no more than five poems or a prose piece (5K words max) in a single Word file (.doc, .docx, or .rtf). Place your name and email address on top. No haikus or oddly-formatted poems (due to ebook formatting limitations). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. NO REPRINTS (your work cannot have appeared previously on Facebook, blogs, etc.).

State in your cover letter whether you identify as:

– D/deaf and/or disabled
– LGBTQ+ (or queer)
– Female or nonbinary
– African-American, LatinX, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Arab-American
– Indigenous (or Native American)

International writers working in English are also welcome.

Include a short bio in the third person (100 words max) in the body of your email. Add your social media handle(s) or web site URL at the end in brackets. [Like this!]

Specify in the subject field of your email whether it’s POETRY, FICTION, or NONFICTION, and add your last name after that, as in POETRY Jones.

Send your work to mollyhouselit _at_ gmail _dot_ com between May 16, 2021 – June 7, 2021.

If you’ve appeared in the most recent issue of Mollyhouse, please wait for the next reading period to submit your work. (Thanks!)

Mollyhouse will be available as a free ebook via Smashwords and Apple Books. As this will be an internationally free publication with no budget for advertising, marketing, or Submittable (so no reading fees either!), we unfortunately don’t have the funds to pay anyone. All writers will retain copyright to their own work. Please acknowledge Mollyhouse if you reprint your work elsewhere.

For more info, please check out mollyhouse.org.