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2018 New Frontier Story Lab

With an emphasis on story, the New Frontier Story Lab supports artists who are developing interactive, immersive, or experimental projects that aim to create rich and resonant experiences for audiences. The New Frontier Story Lab is open to a wide variety of storytelling disciplines, forms and story designs. Applications for the 2018 Lab will be available to storytellers, artists and creative technologists August 23, 2017 through October 18, 2017.

Projects are invited that fit the following criteria:

1)The project tells or co-creates a fiction, non-fiction or hybrid story (or stories).
2)The project provides one or more of the following points of entry (broadly defined): film, gaming, theater, music, visual arts, creative coding/robotics, comics, literature, design and web/mobile native arts.
3)The project innovates story design by using new technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story; OR designs that are exploring new methods of storytelling. The project is a work in progress with at least one component of its story design in advanced development.

Applicants must have completed some previous work in one or more fields related to their project. International projects will be considered, but all project materials must be provided in English.

More here on the New Frontier program, or other New Frontier Labs programs.

Applications accepted until Wednesday, October 18 at 11:45 pm.

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Announces 2017 Season Auditions

Are you interested in performing on stage?  Have you always wanted to give it a try?  The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is inviting you to open call auditions for their summer 2017 season shows.  Shows being auditioned for at this time include The Drowsy Chaperone (June 20-24), a hilarious modern musical written that takes place in the 1920s, directed by Gretchen Weinrich and Sherry Knott; and a small-cast  play entitled  The Boys Next Door (July 18-20) written by Tom Griffin and directed by Teresa Rankin McGriff.

Auditions will take place at the Thief River Falls United Methodist Church, located at 116 North Horace Avenue, on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Come any time during those hours.  For The Drowsy Chaperone, you will need to have a song prepared.  An accompanist will be provided, but you must bring sheet music with you.  There will also be several song books available, if you should need them. Teens through adults of all ages are welcome and encouraged to audition.  For The Boys Next Door, you will be asked to read from the script.  Samples are available on their website:  www.trfact.org

The TRFACT will also be hosting two shows for teens and children during summer 2017:  The Lion King KIDS  and The Sound of Music.  Auditions for those shows will take place in April.  Those interested should watch their website: www.trfact.org or their Facebook page (Thief River Falls Area Community Theater) for all the latest information and updates.

Questions?  Contact TRFACT Executive Director Jane Anderson at mjander@mncable.net

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre 29th Annual Day Camp!

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Summer theater camps for youth are very popular in our region.   Camps occur in most communities from June through September. Quite a few of theater camps are funded through our NWMAC with Arts Grants.

All the touring companies (Safari, Prairie Fire, Missoula) offer a camp in their community, also.  This Post features when Prairie Fire down in Barrett (close to Morris, MN, south of Fergus Falls) offers their own workshop.  If your community does not bring in a traveling theater troupe (to teach workshops that conclude with a play) you may want to consider traveling to attend.

Come join us this summer when a professional staff of three will cast and produce a revival of PFCT’s popular “Robin Hood”. The one week camp will culminate in three performances at West Central Area High School in Barrett, MN.

Anyone age 7 to 18 is eligible. All registrants are guaranteed a part in the play and participation in the workshop schedule. Registration is held on a first come, first served basis. Please note that camp registration was at full capacity for the 2014 camp in January.

The Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Day Camp provides the rare opportunity for young people and teens with a wide range of backgrounds to come together and produce an original theatrical event. Since the first day camp was held in the summer of 1987, over 1,500 registrants have been involved, representing more than 120 communities and 9 states. The camp offers a more intense experience in a very short period of time.  In addition to the daily rehearsal schedule, campers will also participate in theatrical workshops.

All rehearsals and performances will take place at West Central Area High School in Barrett, Minnesota. A car pooling list will be sent to parents a week before camp starts. Host families are available for out of town campers.


Camp will be held:
Monday -Thursday, August  3 – 6  (From 12:00 – 5:00 pm)

Performances will be:
Friday – Sunday, August 7 – 9

Just complete the registration form and send it along with the appropriate fees. Checks or money orders should be made out to Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Camp, PO Box 82, Barrett, MN 56311-0082. Questions? Please call (320) 528-2596. Fee schedule: $120 per participant, $100 for previous campers. Out of town campers whose housing is found through Prairie Fire add $30. Out of town campers are also responsible for a $75 meal/transportation payment to the host family.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s 29th Annual Camp Registration Form

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!