Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s Caregiver Support and Respite Care program has been inspired to provide virtual events for older adults across the state to provide virtual respite (a break) as they are not able to provide in home support at this time.
They are looking for anyone with talents who are willing to share their music/talent with their seniors virtually to bring some joy and entertainment during this very isolating time.
Working artists activate our communities and deepen the dimension and quality of our lives.
McKnight Artist Fellowships increase the exploratory opportunity, economic stability, and productive capacity of artists by providing $25,000 in unrestricted support for mid-career artists and discipline-specific artistic and professional development opportunities. For more information and a list of all fellowships visit this webpage.
McKnight Artists Fellowships include: (click on the links to learn more including deadlines and how to apply)
Open to Artists in Music, Theatre, Literature, & Visual Arts
The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 2019 McCanna House Artist-in-residence season. Artists working in music, theatre, literature, or the visual arts are encouraged to apply. Open to artists in all stages of their career. Preference given to regional artists (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba), with remaining availability open to all.
The North Dakota Museum of Art presents a unique opportunity with the McCanna House Artist-in-residence program. This retreat consists of a 1920’s farmhouse and large outlying steel building in the midst of the thriving farmland of the Red River Valley of Eastern North Dakota. While the residency affords no dedicated media specific facilities at this time, the open mutable space of the house, barn and grounds affords opportunity for the creation of work in many scales. The powerfully vast physical space of the Great Plains allows the imagination to run wild, with the close proximity to large scale agriculture drawing one into the cycles of growth and harvest. Out of this open horizon emerges a peace and presence of mind uniquely conducive to creativity and artistic shift.
THE PROGRAM The residency consists of 2 – 5 week blocks of time layered throughout the operating year. The house is open from June 1 through the end of September or early October. There will only be one artist on the property at a time, unless a group project is accepted. While there are no expectations for the artist to complete work during the residency, artists are asked only to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there. Application More Information
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 20192019 Announcement: February 15, 2019.
AMENITIES *Wireless Internet *Well lit French country-style farmhouse, detached 40 x 70 foot steel building, and large outdoor space with yards and surrounding tree lines. *House has 3 full bedrooms, each with attached bathrooms *New washer and dryer *New electric stove in well appointed kitchen
*Screened in porch area with convenient BBQ *A modest array of hand tools *Opportunities to work with surrounding community groups *10 miles from town of Larimore (pop.2,000), yet feels remote and private. *35 miles from Grand Forks (pop.55,000), with its thriving art scene and good shopping/dining *5 hours to Minneapolis and 2 hours to Winnipeg, Manitoba *Well stocked library *Fruit trees *Surrounded by working fields producing soy beans, potatoes, canola, and more… *Endless sky *Big weather
360 XOCHI QUETZAL DEADLINE: August 7, 2016
for Free Winter Artist Residency in Central Mexico
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency Dec 14, 2016 – Jan 13, 2017. Winter applications are due August 7, 2016 thru CAFÉ www.callforentry.org so apply today!
They also have a personal residency program for artists and writers who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 6 months). Spaces are still available for August – December. Write firstname.lastname@example.org for dates in 2016 – 2017.
More information on their new website: http://www.360xochiquetzal.com, visit the 360 Xochi Quetzal Group Facebook page, or follow on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal
Springboard for the Arts is launching a whole new artist residency program in Fergus Falls, A dozen artists will be invited to the newly renovated Kirkbride campus apartments over the course of the year.
The Kirkbride campus was once the home of the Fergus Falls State Hospital and is currently undergoing a transitional period. It can either be redeveloped or torn down. Arts residencies will be between 2 and 12 weeks long.
The Hinge Arts Residency Program looks to look at some of those themes like transition, connection, and innovation. The Hinge name comes from connecting artists to past and the future.
From January 2015 – December 2015, the Hinge Arts Residency program welcomes writers, filmmakers, musicians, visual and performance artists for stays of 2-12 weeks on the grounds of the former Fergus Falls State Hospital, also known as “The Kirkbride Building.” Residents are provided housing in newly converted apartments in a former nurse’s dormitory owned by a private developer, with a view overlooking the main hospital building, as well as workspace with partner organizations throughout the community.
In addition to receiving creative time and living space, artists are eligible for project support funds of up to $5000 through the following types of projects:
Developing content for the annual Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend, held in early September 2015
Prototyping ideas for permanent art spaces or installations on the Kirkbride grounds
Presenting educational workshops and demonstrations for the community and its visitors throughout the year.
Upon their selection into the program, each artist will be matched with a specific need or opportunity via meetings with Springboard staff and partners.