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Franconia Sculpture Park Fellowship Programs

Located in the St. Croix River Valley region in east central Minnesota, Franconia Sculpture Park offers an artist residency program unlike any other.  They support the creation and exhibition of LARGE SCALE sculpture on 43 acres.  The park itself is open 365 days a year, from dawn until dusk.


From the Franconia.org Website:

Artists Opportunities Deadline
Fellowship Programs (FSP/ Jerome & Open Studio Fellowships) February 6, 2015
Intern Artist Program February 13, 2015
Hot Metal Artist and Hot Metal Intern Artist Residency March 14, 2015
Call for Exhibition Proposals (for Franconia’s NE Mpls Gallery) Ongoing
Arts Administration Internship Ongoing

Franconia Sculpture Park Artist Programs Overview

Franconia’s Artist Residency programs offer opportunities for artists to live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional
artwork all in one location. It is a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to accomplish BIG VISIONS, experience ARTISTIC GROWTH, and establish LIFELONG CONNECTIONS.

Franconia’s residency programs support up to 40 artists each year. 
Artists with families may be eligible to receive additional funding to support their families during their
residency. Please contact Franconia for more information regarding this opportunity.

You can take part in this exciting opportunity!

GIVE TO THE MAX DAY! 11-13-2014

 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council


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 What if you could help NWMAC receive $2,000 just by giving $10? On November 13, 2014, you’ll have that chance.

Join us for Give to the Max Day on November 13, and you could help us receive a $2,000 Golden Ticket. Just make an online donation on GiveMN.org, and your donation will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $2,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket – which could go to NWMAC!

That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $2,000!

The really awesome part is that one donation made to a non-profit organization or school on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day will be randomly selected at the end of the day to receive a $20,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket.

Help us increase our odds and make the most of your gift by making a donation on November 13 on GiveMN.org. Search for Northwest Minnesota Arts Council then make your donation!

Together, we hope to raise more than $3000.00 on Give to the Max Day, and you can help us reach our goal!

Traveling Mini Art Exhibit

Traveling Mini Art Exhibit

Bryan Sanchez and his 1st Place Student artwork


A Mini Art Exhibit sponsored by the Northwest Regional Arts Council (NWMAC) is traveling to seven regional libraries in the coming months. The NWMAC’s annual Regional Exhibit held in Middle River MN in April provided the fifteen impressive pieces of artwork for our annual Traveling Mini Art Exhibition.
The Traveling Mini Art Exhibit includes original paintings, photography, drawings, pastels, and clay pottery. Several of the artworks are award winning pieces selected by the show’s juror, Mary Therese of Bemidji, Minnesota.
Artists whose work was chosen for the mini exhibition are (adult artists): Alberta Johnson, and Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls; Mollie Rae Miller, Roseau; Susan Neufeld, Beltrami; Annethea Novacek, Greenbush; and (student artists): Brandi Lee, Halstad; Jaydn Rosell, Climax; Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska; Caleb Richardson, Thief River Falls; Elijah Neufeld, Beltrami; Skye Tillotson, Ada; Kiara Anderson, St. Hilaire; and Bryan Sanchez, Julie Ibanez, and Brooke Panzer, all of Crookston.
The Traveling Mini Art Exhibit will be appearing at Crookston’s Public Library until Wednesday, June 4th. Afterward, the exhibit will be open to the public at the following libraries during regular hours on the following dates:
  • Climax Public LibraryJune 5 – June 26
  • Hallock Public LibraryJune 26- July 25
  • Thief River Falls Public LibraryJuly 25 – September 5
  • Fosston Public LibrarySeptember 5 – October 3
  • Roseau Public LibraryOctober 3 – November 7
  • Warren Godel LibraryNovember 7 – December 3
For more information contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council at 218-745-9111, or email:  tmjacobson16@gmail.com


Help Send our Students to Camp!


Northwest Minnesota Arts Council  needs your help.  The Minnesota State Legislature made a policy restriction to general funding in 2013.  This new policy only allows out of state travel and training costs of up to 10% of the grant amount per grantee.

Why is this an issue?

Traditionally, NWMAC has awarded grants to students to go to camp in North Dakota at International Music Camp, as well as other camps through out the United States.  This policy change would not allow NWMAC to give students small $500.00 grants, we would be limited to $50.00.

NWMAC has partnered with GiveMn.org to create a fundraiser to raise $3000.00 to send 6 students to camp outside the state of Minnesota.  Last year, NWMAC sent 7 students to IMC.  They studied in drama, creative writing, instrumental music and voice.

Alex Conwell of Red Lake Falls went to the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp in Kansas!  He area of study is the violin.  He had this to say:

Receiving the grant greatly reduced the already high cost to to MWROC, a wonderful music camp, where I made good friends, high-up music contacts, learned to be a better player and had fun!–Alex Conwell

Help us make summer camp dreams come true!

Click on the button and it will take you to our campaign page.

Online fundraising for Send Our Students to Camp


Or you can send donations directly to us at:

“Summer Camp”
109 S. Minnesota St.
Warren, Mn 56762

Thank you for your generous support!  We appreciate you!

Springboard for the Arts Wants You Counted!

Are you an arts organization?

Make sure you’re counted.

Your arts and culture nonprofit, no matter how big or how small it might be, has an impact on your community’s economy. No economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture sector has been done in Minnesota since 2007. To fill this gap, Minnesota’s arts funders have partnered with Minnesota Citizens for the Arts to create a new State of the Arts and Culture Report to be released January, 2015. The report will include data collected from multiple sources including the Cultural Data Project (CDP). Funding partners so far include the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the eleven Regional Arts Councils.

Make sure your organization is counted as part of Minnesota’s arts economy!  (Please note: if you have already filled out this information, there is no need to fill it out again.)

Fill out a brief online survey for your organization here.

(FYI, if your organization has filled out a CDP profile for FY12, you don’t need to do this online survey).

Want to know more about the project? Read more here.

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