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Virtual Legal Clinic Sponsored by Springboard for the Arts

There are a few slots open in Springboard’s virtual legal clinic on Tuesday, May 18 at 5:30 pm. Artists will receive a free 30-minute session with an attorney from Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) to have questions about nonprofits, estate planning, business organization, contracts, copyright and trademark answered. This is for individual artists or small arts organizations.

To sign up or for more information, click on the link below or reach out to Andy Sturdevant at (651) 294-0907 (call or text) or andy@springboardforthearts.org


Call to Artists: Indigenous Peoples and Land Sculpture And Pavement Art Opportunities



Indigenous Peoples and Lands Sculpture Art Opportunity and Pavement Art Public Art Opportunity

Request for Qualifications

  1. The Sculpture Project: The Arts and Culture Commission projects will consist of one sculpture with a concentration on Indigenous Peoples and lands. Fifteen miles west of Grand Rapids lies the edge of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation. The commission believes that history and public art could amplify and highlight the culture, voices, and stories of Native Americans including tribal citizens – past, present, and future. Additionally, that Indigenous artists should lead public art projects throughout the city. Many signs around town have Anishinaabe language on them, and projects such as this will continue to strengthen the connections between citizens of Grand Rapids and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. This Request for Qualifications is for the one sculpture project related to the concept of Indigenous Peoples and Lands.One artist will be commissioned to create the sculpture that will be sited at a Mississippi River Park, located at the NE corner of the intersections of Pokegama Avenue (TH 169) and SE 1st Street (River Road). [see following pages for location maps].Request for Qualifications (RFQ)Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below.

2. Pavement Art: The Arts and Culture Commission project will consist of pavement art with a theme of Indigenous Peoples and Lands. Fifteen miles west of Grand Rapids lies the sovereign nation of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The commission believes that history and public art can/ should amplify and highlight the culture, voices, and stories of Native people – past, present, and future. Several signs around town use Anishinaabe language, and projects such as this will continue to strengthen the connections between citizens of Grand Rapids and of the Leech Lake reservation. This Request for Qualifications is for the Pavement Art related to the concept of Indigenous Peoples and Lands. PAVEMENT ART | Public Art Opportunity be located in downtown Grand Rapids. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below.

Please submit all RFQ materials via email to: tpagel@ci.grand-rapids.mn.us. All materials must be received by 4 p.m., CST, Friday, March 20, 2020. No RFQs will be accepted after this time.

For clarification or further information, contact Tom Pagel, City Administrator at: tpagel@ci.grand- rapids.mn.us or 218.326.7626.

Call to artists: 2019 Spring Art Crawl in Fosston May 2

The date has been set for May 2 from 3-7pm in the streets of Fosston for the 2019 Spring Art Crawl!  The night’s activities will close with an open house reception at the Sorenson Gallery, a chance to connect with business owners and artists.  If you are an artist interested in being paired with a business for the evening, please let them know!  This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your art, have great exposure to new clients and possibly make some sales or commissions! Reach out to Barbara at 218-230-4119 or Bonnie at 218-280-9176.

Looking ahead, later this spring, watch for the installation of Fosston’s first piece of public art to be located on Fosston’s Fit Trail.  With a nod to the area’s Nordic heritage, metalsmith Jeff Olson has been commissioned to craft an interactive Viking ship to grace the Fit Trail.  In September, the Arts & Culture Commission hopes to sponsor a studio crawl to coincide with Heritage Days and the Forged in Fosston events.  For more information on how to become involved in this summer’s Studio Crawl, feel free to contact the Arts & Culture Commission (Barbara at 218-230-4119 or Bonnie at 218-280-9176).

Part of the Arts & Culture Commission’s mission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Fosston’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy. 

Open Call: Request for Qualifications for the Creation of Large-Scale Downtown Murals

This coming spring and summer, the Hennepin Theatre Trust will partner with business and property owners to commission Minnesota-based artists/artist teams to complete new large-scale murals along Hennepin Avenue (between 5th and 10th streets).

This call is open to established and emerging artists, or artist teams, with priority given to artists from communities of color who have a strong connection to Hennepin Avenue and who have demonstrated experience in managing a project of this magnitude.

All Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions will be reviewed by the Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel. Finalists will be chosen by the panel and paid a $250 stipend to create a mockup design — based on the secured site dimensions. All finalists will be asked to participate in a brief, informal interview with the Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking. Two artists/artist teams will be selected.

The Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking will work collaboratively with the two selected artists/artist teams to negotiate contracts, payment, deliverables and timeline — and assist with the negotiation of a final design (subject to approval by participating property owners).

APPLY HERE: https://hennepintheatretrust.submittable.com/submit/78511/mural-request-for-qualifications

Each of the two commissioned artists/artist teams will also receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as overall project management and support, equipment rental, labor assistance, insurance, permits, and materials assistance from the Trust.

Project Timeline and Tasks:
• Now – March 31, 2017: RFQ open call
• April: The Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel reviews RFQs and makes finalists recommendations, finalists interviewed, sites confirmed, artists selected, designs produced and approved and contracts signed
• May: Mural work begins
• June-July: Mural work continues and is completed

Questions? Contact Hannah Novillo Erickson , Artist Coordinator Hennepin Theatre Trust
612.455.9525 | 612.455.9502 fx
615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 140 | Minneapolis, MN | 55403

Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust is located in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.

Call For Artists: New Sanford Medical Center Fargo

New Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Seeks Local Art to Enhance Healing

Submissions for the project are due no later than 

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

healhandFARGO, N.D. – Construction is well underway on the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo. In conjunction with this work, Sanford Health is initiating a Call for Artists (CFA). Sanford aims to enhance its healing environment by incorporating health care appropriate artwork, as it invests in the health and well-being of its patients and the communities it serves.

The CFA is open to artists residing in Sanford’s geographic footprint (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, portions of Montana, northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska) whose art meets the required criteria. Oland Arts Consulting, on behalf of Sanford Health, is seeking responses to this CFA and will assist in managing the art procurement for this project. Priority consideration will be given to artists residing in the region served by Sanford Medical Center Fargo. Both existing and commissioned artwork in a variety of mediums will be considered.Submissions for the project are due no later than Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

“Local art can be a powerful tool in enhancing the patient experience,” said Roberta Young, chief nurse executive, Sanford Medical Center Fargo. “Integrating art into our building design is a vital part of completing the innovative process of creating a healing environment for patients, employees and visitors.”

The architecture and interior design of the new medical center will be representative of “The Sanford Look,” which is inspired by elements of collegiate gothic design. The artwork should enhance and harmonize with this design theme and interior finishes, as well as evoke positive feelings and themes. Research has shown that art can help reduce stress and offer the possibility of improved patient outcomes when art is health care appropriate. Traditional and contemporary styles of artwork will be considered equally, as will representational works and highly relatable symbolic works. Abstract works, aggressive styles, dark shadows and colors, stormy skies, somber and desolate landscapes or confrontational figurative images will not be accepted.

Construction for the Sanford Medical Center Fargo began in June 2013 and is slated to be complete in 2017. This $494 million, state-of-the-art building will give Fargo and the surrounding communities one million square feet of facilities focused on health and healing. The eleven floors will house 384 beds with specialties including Children’s, Heart, Women’s and others.

Artists interested in learning more about the project goals and themes, eligibility criteria and the submission process should visit http://olandarts.com/sanfordfargo/.

Additionally, Public Information Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 3 A/B at Sanford Southpointe Clinic, located at 2400 32nd Ave. S., Fargo. Please enter through Door B; the conference room can be found on third floor.

Please direct any and all questions related to this CFA to project manager, Ivy Oland, available atOlandArts@gmail.com and project assistant, Amber Bintliff, at Amber.OAC@gmail.com with “Sanford Fargo CFA” in the email subject line. All project information can be found atolandarts.com/SanfordFargo.