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Red Hot Art & Music Festival: Call To Artists!

Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 4.07.50 PMRED HOT ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Over 200 local artists and 20 bands are featured annually, along with local food vendors. The Red Hot Art & Music festival strives to be accessible and affordable. It’s a great opportunity to connect with local artists and purchase original artwork!

Event Summary

Marking its 14th year of showcasing local artists and musicians, the annual Red Hot Art & Music festival transforms the cozy charm of Stevens Square Park into an exciting marketplace of Minnesotan art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 200 artists, more than 20 bands and performers, local food trucks, art and community organizations, interactive games and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. The festival is collaboration between the Stevens Square Community Organization, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, local businesses and the residents of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood.

How to Apply?

Online application closes: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at midnight.

All artists must apply online HERE

The call for artists is open to all Minnesota residents. Out of state applicants will not be considered.

All artwork must be original art conceived and executed by the artist. Local, independently owned art and craft suppliers may also apply to be vendors.

Booth Fees

Exhibiting your work at Red Hot Art & Music:

Artists may exhibit their work in an individual or shared booth space, or they may apply for a space within our community tents.

Individual/Shared Booth Space: $125*

Artists may apply for a booth space, and exhibit within that space as an individual or share that space with other artists (four artists maximum per booth). If applying for a shared booth space, please note the artists you wish to share with on the space provided on the online application form. If you are selling work made collaboratively under one name/business name, you need to submit only one application. Unless the work is created collaboratively (and sold under one name/business), ALL ARTISTS are required to submit an online application (this is for our records; the fee remains $125).

The booth space is 10′ by 10.’ All booth artists and vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment as well as display materials.

If accepted, the Booth Space fee is $125 (non-refundable) for the weekend.

*Returning artists, please note that the $125 booth fee is a flat fee, and differs from the stacked fee (based on the number of artists in each booth space) used in previous years.

Community Tent: $40

Red Hot Art & Music provides space for twenty artists in three Community Tents. These shared spaces allow emerging artists the opportunity to participate in an art fair in a low-cost manner.  Each artist has an approximate 5 x 5′ space within which to display their art.

All artists in the Community Tents are required to provide their own display table (not larger than 5′ by 3′) and chair. Artists must supply their own display materials. There are no means of hanging art from the tent itself—all displays must be self-supporting. Artists within the Community Tents are responsible for the collection of all payments and fees for their own sales.

Please note:  the Community Tents have tops but do not have walls. Please plan accordingly. Spaces within the Community Tent will be assigned. No extra space will be available.

If accepted, the Community Tent fee is $40 (non-refundable) for the weekend.

Acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music:

If accepted to participate, artists will receive a contract to sign and return to the Stevens Square Community Organization with your booth or community tent fee.

All artists will be notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music by May 13th.

New in 2015: Juried Prize

The Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to announce the creation of three Juried prizes for participating Red Hot artists. Each prize will have a monetary value. Please check our website in May for more information!

Red Hot Art & Music Festival Informational Press Release


If you have any questions about the festival or the application process, please email:

John Louis

Festival Coordinator


Karin Knudsen

Artist Coordinator


Red Hot Art & Music Festival Informational Press Release

MSAB Minnesota Festival Support Webinar

msab_logo_smallMinnesota State Arts Board

Ensuring all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts


For Immediate Release:
Minnesota Festival Support Webinar  
The Minnesota State Arts Board is offering a free one-hour Webinar to help applicants prepare to apply for the Minnesota Festival Support grant program. This session will be particularly helpful for first-time applicants.
Program officer Kathee Foran will walk through the program overview and instructions, and provide background information about what the review panel will look for in an application. At the end of the session, there will be an opportunity to submit questions online.
The session is offered as a conference call with an option to view a PowerPoint presentation online. The presenter will be located in an office that cannot accommodate visitors, so please note that it isn’t possible to attend the sessions in person.
To make the session more useful to you, we suggest that you read the overview and application instructions in advance and print out a copy for your reference. This document can be found on the Minnesota Festival Support program page.
Session date:
Tuesday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.
To register
The webinar is free of charge, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.
To join the session
  • On the day of the session, you may choose to listen to the audio portion by phone or through a computer.
  • If you want to view the visual presentation and ask questions, you’ll need access to the Internet.
  • The following browsers are recommended: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
    We plan to start the presentation on time, so please join the session five minutes early.
Dial into the telephone portion by calling Accuconference at 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • When prompted, say your name.
Log into the Web portion by going to www.accuconference.com/join.
  • Enter the conference dial-in number: 1-800-920-7487.
  • Enter the conference code: 419 88 86 #
  • Enter your first and last name
  • Click Connect Now
  • When asked “Do you prefer to listen to the conference through the web or by phone?” be aware that if you select “web,” you must have a speaker in order to hear the audio.
  • You can ask questions by entering them on your keyboard in the chat box on the left.
Important note: save these instructions for reference.
No further confirmation will be sent to you.
The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency dedicated to ensuring that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funds for Minnesota State Arts Board programs are provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

MSAB Upcoming Grants Deadlines

msab_logo_smallMinnesota State Arts Board

Ensuring all Minnesotan have the opportunity to participate in the arts

March 31, 2014–

Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support grant application deadline May 23, 2014

The FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support  grant program is now open for application. The FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support Program Overview and Application Instructions are available on the Arts Board Web site.
The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2015 Minnesota Festival Support grant program is Friday, May 23, 2014. Please note that applications must be submitted before4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.
The Arts Board uses WebGrants, an online grants management system, for all applications. Registration is required of all applicants before beginning an application to any Arts Board program. It is only necessary to register once. To register, visit the Arts Board Web site. See the NEWS section on the home page for WebGrants instructions and registration information.


FY 2015 Folk and Traditional Arts

Folk and Traditional Arts is a pilot program designed to support the artistic traditions and customs practiced within community and/or cultural groups by identifying, documenting, creating, preserving, presenting, and honoring Minnesota’s folk arts and traditions.

The practice of folk or traditional art generally stems from birthright, community membership, or community life, and is a powerful marker of cultural heritage. It is often rooted in a longstanding sense of place and/or ethnic identity. Folk and traditional artists often have their own community-based systems of training and education through which they learn and attain mastery of a form by observation and practice or through apprenticeships with elders and masters.

The Folk and Traditional Arts grant application deadline is May 2, 2014apply today.


FY 2015 Artist Initiative

The Artist Initiative program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.

Grants will be awarded for career building and for the creative development of artists. Some artists may choose to request funds to create new work, but that isn’t a requirement of the program. Artists working in all artistic disciplines—dance, media arts, music, photography, poetry, prose, theater, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts—may apply.

There are three deadlines for the FY 2015 Artist Initiative grant application, depending on discipline:

  • Literary arts; poetry and prose: June 13, 2014
  • Performing arts; dance, music, and theater: July 11, 2014
  • Visual arts; media arts, photography, and visual arts: Friday, August 1, 2014

Apply today.