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Calling ALL Crow River area artists, makers, crafters, and creatives! You are invited to share your work and connect with other makers at Hutchinson Center for the Arts first community showcase exhibition and celebration.
Do you knit, paint, build birdhouses, quilt, weld, draw, bead, cartoon, sew, sculpt, build, write, sing, tell jokes? This exhibit is open to those 16 and older working creatively in all/any mediums – visual arts, literary arts, crafts, performance, spoken word, and music. This is an free and open call – Share what you make, meet new friends and celebrate the importance of creativity. All participants may submit up to 2 objects.
ART DROP OFF DATES: Feb 1 10am – 5 pm, Feb 2 Noon – 4 pm & Feb 3 10am – Noon
Public Reception and Celebration for the Artists: March 9th 5 – 7
Singers, Musicians, & Spoken Word Performers – Sign up to perform up to 5 minutes the evening of the public celebration by contacting Program Assistant at email@example.com
Exhibit: February 12 – March 9, 2018
We Are What We Make: Community Showcase
The next exhibit in the Remick Gallery (812 4th Ave, Windom) is the 2018 Photo show, “Give it Your Best Shot: Focus on Cottonwood County in Black and White.” Registration forms are available at the museum, stop by to pick one up. Deadline to submit a photo is January 13th. The photograph can be from a few years ago or this week. The only stipulation is that it needs to be taken in Cottonwood County. There is no entry fee! If need more information, please call Linda Fransen at 507-831-1134.
The 5th annual photo show will have it’s opening reception on Jan 21 from 2 to 4 pm.
Please pass onto 8 – 12th grade students and their educators.
YOUTH MEDIA EXHIBITION
Perpich is hosting a youth media art exhibition and is looking for submissions from across the state.
CALLING MINNESOTA YOUTH
8th – 12th grade.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AND CINEMA!!
Perpich Arts High is celebrating youth expression and curating an exhibition of photography and cinema.
MN youth represent and send us your best original media works!
SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK: photographs and cinema
STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION
Submit work online: https://goo.gl/A8x4pt
Submission deadline: January 26th, 2018.
Exhibition February 16th – March 9th
Closing Reception: February 24th 1pm – 2pm
Rebecca Richards Bullen, Media Arts Department Chair and Instructor
PERPICH 6125 Olson Memorial Highway I Golden Valley, MN 55422
Lanesboro, Minn. – News from Lanesboro Arts. For immediate release
Announcing Call for Entries
for Exhibition Gallery shows in 2020 at Lanesboro Arts
Lanesboro, Minn. – Announcing a call for entries for artwork to exhibit in solo or two-person shows in the Exhibition Gallery at Lanesboro Arts in 2020. Available exhibits in 2020 are approximately eight weeks in length and artists working in all visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply. The Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery seeks artworks that enrich both artist and community by initiating discussion and connection. These works should exhibit a unique vision and original voice, quality craftsmanship, and should be diverse and accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Both traditional and contemporary art styles are accepted.
Lanesboro Arts is located at 103 Parkway Ave. N. in downtown Lanesboro, Minnesota, and attracts thousands of visitors each year to its galleries and year-round arts programs and events. As a nationally-recognized multidisciplinary arts organization with a passion for engaging a community with art, the Lanesboro Arts Galleries strive to present accessible and diverse works that foster educational opportunities for visitors as well as impacting artists’ careers. Lanesboro, Minnesota was recognized as one of “America’s Top 12 Small Town Art Places” in 2013 by Artplace America, and was named “One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America” by Smithsonian Magazine in 2014.
The annual deadline for entries is January 31, 2018. The application is available online at www.lanesboroarts.org under “Artist Opportunities.” Artists may also choose to download a hard copy of the application from the Lanesboro Arts website and send it in with a CD or flash drive containing digital images of work samples to Robbie Brokken, Gallery Director, Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Artists selected by the jury for exhibitions will be notified by the end of February 2018 at the latest.
Lanesboro Arts galleries are handicapped accessible. Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for more than twenty-five years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages.
CONTACT: Robbie Brokken, Gallery Director
Information for Prospective Artists
COMPAS is looking for new artists to add to their roster of
professional Teaching Artists
To view this page on the COMPAS website, visit: http://www.compas.org/prospective-artists
To learn more about COMPAS, visit: http://www.compas.org/
COMPAS Teaching Artists connect with community members through performances, workshops, residencies and professional development. Programs take place throughout the state during school hours, after school, during the evening and on weekends. Locations include schools, libraries, senior care centers, events, youth programs and other community sites.
Teaching Artists are paid competitively for workshops and residencies, and performance fees are set by artist. COMPAS is most interested in artists who teach art forms or represent cultures or communities that are not their current roster or represent a gender working in an art form that is not represented on our roster.
Application and Selection
Once an artist has submitted the required information listed below, the application process consists of an initial round of consideration by COMPAS staff, followed by finalists having a face-to-face interview with our Arts Advisory Committee. If selected, incoming artists then attend a New Artists Workshop, followed by individual training meetings with COMPAS staff, as needed.
While COMPAS is open to a wide variety of artistic approaches and backgrounds, without the following elements your application has little chance of being accepted:
- Minnesota resident
- Demonstrated ability as an artist
- Prior residency or teaching experience
- Hiring is contingent upon completing a Criminal Background Check
In order to represent the communities we engage with, COMPAS is especially seeking artists who represent communities of color, indigenous artists and LGBTQIA communities.
Current priorities include:
- Spoken word
- Music Therapy
- Fiction Writing
- Graffiti/Aerosol Art
- Mural painting
- Technology-games, animation, design
Focus experience areas:
- STEM arts programs
- Individuals with disabilities
- Justice systems
- English Language Learners
Click here to submit your materials. You will be expected to upload:
- A cover letter
- A resume
- Lesson Plan
- Work samples
- Work sample description
**The deadline to apply is January 19th, 2018.**
Interviews will be scheduled for Thursday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 21, 2018.
To learn more about the current members of the COMPAS Roster, check out the Artist Profiles.
Please review COMPAS’s Program Types page to read about residency, workshop and performance programs.
COMPAS staff is available for consultations to provide input on your application. If you would like to do so, or you have other questions, please contact Betsy Mowry Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Union Gallery Presents “State of the Union: One Year Later”.
Juror: Grace Aneiza Ali, Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
The Memorial Union Gallery at North Dakota State University seeks submissions for the upcoming Juried exhibition State of the Union. Artists can submit up to 5 images of work inspired by or in response to the values, identity and priorities reflected in comtemporary American Society. All mediums and interpretations welcome. No submission fee.
Submissions due: December 15, 5 pm, 2017
Submit at ndsugallery.tumblr.com
Lanesboro Arts is pleased to announce an opportunity for emerging visual artists to display their work in a professional gallery setting at Lanesboro Arts during winter 2018. Applications are due December 11 at noon for the Emerging Artist Exhibition, which will feature one or more emerging artists from throughout the country.
Lanesboro Arts defines “emerging artist” as an individual who has great potential in their artistic practice but has not yet received major recognition for their work. All visual arts media are eligible. Artists may be any age, but Lanesboro Arts specifically invites those artists with little to no exhibition experience and encourages students and young artists to apply. All 2D and 3D visual arts media is eligible. The Emerging Artist Exhibition was developed in 2015 to meet the needs of artists with burgeoning new talent; this juried show will give emerging artists an opportunity to install and display work in a professional gallery setting. Entry deadline is December 11, 2017.
To apply, artists may complete the online application available on the Lanesboro Arts website. From the homepage of lanesboroarts.org, click on ‘Artist Opportunities’ on the sidebar, and then on ‘Emerging Artist Application’. To complete the application, artists are asked to submit images via Google Drive or Dropbox. The exhibit will feature pieces in 2D and 3D visual media in a variety of sizes, with a size limit for each piece of 40” wide x 40” high. Pieces chosen for the Emerging Artist Show will need to be framed and include a hanging wire in the back; all work in the Emerging Artist Exhibition will be for sale as per consignment agreement (40% gallery, 60% artist).
Selection by jury will be made by January 3, 2018 and those artists chosen for the show will be notified on or before that date. The chosen artists will install their own display to enhance their learning experience. The installation will take place on January 30, 2018 – the Lanesboro Arts Gallery will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will open on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and run through April 7, 2018. Contact Robbie Brokken with questions or for more information, 507-467-2446.
The Lanesboro Arts gallery is handicapped accessible and is located at 103 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for more than thirty years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. Every year, 15,000 people visit the Lanesboro Arts Exhibition and Juried Sales Galleries. For more information, visit www.lanesboroarts.org.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Southwest MN Housing Partnership Resident Artist
Full Proposals due by: Monday, November 6th at NOON
Info session (webinar) date: Wednesday, October 4th 11:30am-12:30pm
Organizational Background: The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP) is a non-profit community development corporation serving thirty counties in Southwest and South Central Minnesota. The Mission of SWMHP is to “Create thriving places to live, grow and work through partnerships with communities.” For more information about SWMHP, visit: www.swmhp.org.
Residency Description: This RFP is soliciting speculative proposals for a resident artist to apply their creative practices to the work of the SWMHP. We are interested in an artist who will work with staff to identify and design projects across departments that integrate the arts into SWMHP organizational practices. Responsibilities include:
-Provide input, insight and creative thinking for organizational processes, issues, activities and meetings of the Partnership;
-Design, develop, and implement creative placemaking project(s) and/or strategies based on institutional priorities that enhances overall program and organizational effectiveness;
-Advance and integrate creative practice for SWMHP staff.
-Attend workshops, events, and convenings scheduled as a part of the initiative.
-Participate fully in activities designed to document and assess Partnership Art’s impact and effectiveness.
Terms: Approximately 20-30 hours/week. Residencies may be proposed for a period of time between two and six months in length, which includes an initial up to 4 weeks of intentional research time, during which you will get to know our staff and work, with the remainder of the residency intended to be dedicated to development of arts-based strategies that help Staff engage more intentionally in the work we do with each other. Resident Artist will be expected to attend the monthly full-staff meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at the Slayton, MN office.
Compensation: A $4,000 salary stipend will be provided per month of residency. Limited travel and lodging funds are available, which will be determined in the contracting process. Up to $20,000 will be provided to support project development and implementation, for expenses such as artist/collaborator(s) compensation and materials. This is a contract position without employment benefits.
Proposal Submittal: Speculative proposals are due by November 6th, 2017 at NOON. Please send all required components of your proposal in a single pdf document to ChelseaA@swmhp.org. If you are not on the Partnership Art Artist Roster, you will also need to complete an artist roster proposal in addition to the following proposal. Artist Roster applications can be found HERE.
FULL PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Residency Background: We believe that art and creative processes can add value to our work; helping to advance collaboration amongst and across departments, SWMHP sites, and communities. The goal of the Residency is to embed a paid resident artist within the SWMHP organization. Primary functions include spending research time getting to know the work and people of SWMHP; and working collaboratively with staff to design and deliver creative projects, tools, and/or strategies that advance new ways of thinking, exploring and implementing ideas within the organization and the communities we serve. Ultimately, SWMHP desires to achieve new ways of looking at and engaging with our coworkers, and community partners and residents to advance our Mission; with staff/departments more easily able to identify opportunities to intersect and work more closely together.
Request for Proposal: This RFP is soliciting speculative proposals for a resident artist to apply their creative practices to the work of the SWMHP. The artist will work with staff to develop projects and/or strategies across departments that integrate arts into organizational practices. The length of the residency is flexible, between two and six months, dependent upon the time frame and process the artist feels is appropriate to accomplish the proposed work. Projects that emerge may include but are not limited to:
1. Creative meeting, training or workshop facilitation within the organization and its breadth of work
2. On site engagement with staff and potential partners in the SWMHP offices in Slayton, MN and Mankato, MN
3. Community engagement on existing SWMHP projects
Proposals should include:
-Speculative Residency Vision description (500 words max), which addresses the following: Please describe what your approach might be using your creative practices in an organizational setting. Why are you interested in this residency? What processes you may propose for collaborating with the organization? What is your ideal timeline for the residency? (Minimum length: two-months, Maximum length: six-month) Include a brief outline of the steps you might perform during the residency timeline. Please anticipate/include an initial up to 4 weeks of intentional research time, during which you will get to know our staff and work. The residency needs to be completed by August 31, 2018. What is your experience in engaging a diverse representation of communities in processes?
-An example of previous transformative work you have done in an organizational space or community based art practices you have completed. Up to three examples may be included with your proposal.
-List of additional artists/creative place-makers involved in the execution of the residency, if any.
Residency Selection Criteria:
1. Connections to the Community · Demonstrated experience or knowledge of and connection to community assets that can advance the work of an organization. · Knowledge of rural, diverse communities; specific knowledge of the Southwest and South Central Minnesota region is preferred. Ability to articulate the ways in which past and future practices connect to the region and professional sector is preferred. · Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to constructively work with traditionally underrepresented and/or new American communities in the region.
2. Established Artistic or Creative Practice · Demonstrated experience as a practicing, working artist. Demonstrated experience exploring art practices as part of engagement with a diverse representation of community is preferred. · Demonstrated experience with a practice that parallels the social/professional direction of the SWMHP is desired. The SWMHP is focused on addressing the social, economic and cultural opportunities surrounding affordable housing and empowerment opportunities for a diverse representation of communities in southwest and South Central Minnesota.
3. Experience working in community organizing, community building or community development. · Strong interest in the intersection of art and organizational processes, and/or community engagement activities. · Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment. · Knowledge of societal and systemic issues related to housing affecting youth and adults in a community.
4. Personal Capacity · Strong ability to communicate, and pursue equity-focused creative practice. · Willingness and ability to learn and grow while meeting the changing requirements of the work. · Ability to explore complex community focused concepts through creative processes. · Ability to work independently and take leadership on projects, while also thriving in a collaborative environment. · Regular availability during the Residency timeline.
Residency Timeline: October 4, 2017: Info session webinar (please email Chelsea Alger at ChelseaA@swmhp.org if interested in attending)
November 6, 2017: Proposals due by NOON. (If you are also submitting for the Partnership Art Artist Roster that application must be submitted by this date as well)
Week of Nov 13, 2017: Artist Interviews*
November 20, 2017: Artist(s) Selected (more than one artist may be selected for this opportunity)
December, 2017- August 2018: Residency Dates (variable within the parameters, depending on scope of selected proposals)
August 31st, 2018: Residencies Completion
* A stipend of $250 will be made available to those artists who are invited to interview for this residency.
Working Environment: SWMHP is open to an arrangement of office time and tele-commuting depending on the scope of proposal submitted, however during the staff engagement phase of the residency it would be expected that the Resident Artist spend more time in the Slayton, MN office than off-site due to the importance of relationship building in this effort. Additional travel may include the Mankato, MN office, and partner communities as needed. The effort may include some evening and weekend commitments.
Partnership Art Background
Partnership Art is funded by ArtPlace America. In September 2015, SWMHP was the recipient of a three year award from ArtPlace America’s Community Development Investments (CDI) program to assist in incorporating arts and cultural strategies into our ongoing work with communities in the region. The focus of the CDI is to engage arts and cultural strategies in comprehensive community planning and development to help strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of communities. SWMHP seeks creative collaborators to engage art and culture with community development efforts, particularly as it relates to engaging new American voices in the process and outcome.
Goals of Partnership Art:
– to engage arts and cultural strategies in community planning efforts that provide outcomes representative of the diverse demographics of SW Minnesota
– to help strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of rural, diverse communities
– to engage the diverse cultural groups of the southwest Minnesota region
– To broaden the capacity for and network of community placemakers in the region who can develop and lead creative strategies as a way to approach community planning, development and engagement.
For more information about Partnership Art, visit: www.partnershipart.com. For more information about the ArtPlace CDI, visit: www.artplaceamerica.org/our-work/community-development-investments/introduction
Do you love the arts?
Are you, or do you know, a student who’s really into the arts?
Is it time for a creative challenge?
Did you know there’s a public school designed to develop the thinking artist?
Perpich Arts High School is a tuition-free public high school for Minnesota high school juniors and seniors.
The Arts High School offers rigorous, college-preparatory academics with intensive coursework focused in six art areas: dance, literary arts, media arts (photography/cinema), music (voice and instrumental), theater (includes musical theater) and visual arts. At the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, MN, dedicated teachers inspire students to take risks, work hard, and develop their unique voice.
Students from outside the Twin Cities area can live in a supervised dorm, with plenty of guidance and support, plus exposure to the arts culture in the metropolitan area.
Information Sessions across Minnesota! Visit perpich.mn.gov for dates and locations or view the flyer here.
Sessions in our SMAC region:
Nov. 13, 2017, 3:30 pm, Willmar.
7 pm, Granite Falls.
Nov. 14, 2017, 3:30 pm, Redwood Falls.
7 pm, Marshall at Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, 114 N 3rd St, Marshall, MN.
Nov. 15, 2017, 3:30 pm, Worthington.
Contact: Anne Johnson, Admissions Coordinator, 763-279-4195, email@example.com