- Area arts organizations and artists awarded SMAC grants
- Upcoming SMAC gallery exhibit
- The final installment of the “Grant Process” series
- Rural Arts & Culture Summit SMAC scholarship
- Area theatres awarded at MACT*fest
- SMAC Calendar
- Proposed SMAC grant schedule for this next fiscal year
Registration for 2017 will be available beginning May 8, 2017
HTC sponsors a youth theatre educational experience each summer called “YoungStars”.
About YoungStars: This annual workshop is a 4-week theatre educational workshop targeted for area youth who have completed grades 4-8. The YoungStars program delivers two live theatre productions. Students going through the program will benefit by learning about theatre, confidently preparing for participation in Middle and High School theatre events, and, where appropriate, auditioning for HTC productions. The program is also designed to provide practical leadership and work experience for an Assistant Director and Teen Mentors.
Students should understand that they may be places in either the cast or the stage crew. This will be determined after auditions. Students will be placed where they are the best fit for this show.
YoungStars workshop and performance dates will be announced prior to registration.
Registration is on a first come/ first in basis with maximum 30 participants.
Cost: $80 ea
Play is “The Snow White Variety Show” by Brian D. Taylor
About the play:
All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Show White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life. As each new dwarf takes a turn telling part of Show White’s famous story in his or her own unique voice, the players’ re-enactment shifts to match the style and personality of that particular dwarf. At any given moment, the story can be anything – romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie! There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant! It all culminates in a mad-dash ending of fast-changing genres that sets the record straight on Show White’s happily-ever-after. This variety show spoof of a fairytale classic literally has something for everyone!
Please DO NOT drop them off at the Center for the Arts. Admission is limited to first 30 students. Completed grades 4 – 8. No early registration.
Contact info: Mary Haugen 320-296-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Mentor Opportunity
Mary will be utilizing 2 – 3 teen (16-19 years old) mentors to assist with the workshop. Teen mentor application at top of page.
MACT*Fest awards in the SMAC region
MACT*Fest was held by the Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) in Marshall this year. It is a 2 day festival of performances by Minnesotan amateur community theatres and it also hosts workshops. The event included performances by 10 different theatres from around the state. This year, there were multiple awards given to productions from our region!
Congratulations to the Calumet Players of Pipestone for their award on Special Recognition in Regional Dialect for Always a Bridesmaid.
Congratulations to The Fungus Amongus Players of Dassel-Cokato, who took multiple awards and will be moving on to regionals, with The Voice of the Prairie, including:
- Best of Festival Award
- Outstanding Achievement in Live Music Award
- Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design by Linda Metcalf
- Outstanding Achievement in Set Design to David Metcalf
- Outstanding Achievement in Directing to David Metcalf
- Outstanding Achievement as Supporting Performer to Kurt Schulz of Glencoe (past SMAC board member), Ron Hungerford, Peter Dinius, and Ellen Mielke.
To learn more about other awards and MACT*fest, click here!
Open Call at Space 369
Juried by Candice Hopkins
Application deadline, April 30th, Noon
Work drop off, May 20th 1pm to 4pm
Public Reception: June 9th 6pm to 9pm
About Space 369
This is a contemporary exhibition space and 2017 Knight Arts Challenge project, and is located in the heart of Midway, St Paul Minnesota, dubbed the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ). The space’s 2017 schedule of artistic programming invites artists from across the country to participate in an exhibition encouraging artistic experimentation.
Public Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm and by appointment. Also open June 10th during Northern Spark.
Exhibition Dates: June 1st to June 30th, 2017
Location: Space 369, Dow Building
2242 University Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55114
Open to 2D and 3D mediums. See below.
Apply with 5 images.
There is a fee of $10 to apply.
Juror: Candice Hopkins
Candice Hopkins is from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and is a member of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. An independent curator and writer, she is now based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ottawa, Ontario. She has held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. She received her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Hopkins’ writings on history, art, and vernacular architecture have been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, Fillip, the National Museum of the American Indian, among others, and she has lectured widely including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Artists Space, and the Dakar Biennale.
Recent curatorial projects include Before The Internet: Networks and Art at Western Front, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, a multi-site exhibition in Winnipeg, and Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. In 2014, Hopkins was the co-curator of Unsettled Landscapes, in SITE Santa Fe’s biennial exhibitions focused on new art from the Americas. She presented a keynote at Documenta 13 on the topic of the “sovereign imagination”. This June 2017, Hopkins will join the curatorial team for the upcoming Documenta 14, which opens in Kassel, Germany.
Candice Hopkins is not affiliated with Space 369 and will review all applications and make selections.
Participation Terms and Conditions
By applying all applicants indicate agreement to the following terms and conditions, for exhibition at Space 369. A completed online submission and payment must accompany the proposal or the entry will be disqualified. A non-refundable fee of $10.00 must accompany each entry. A credit card payment must be made online using our secure portal.
Application deadline, April 30th, Noon CST
Work drop off, May 20th 1pm to 4pm
Work pick up: Saturday July 8th, 1pm to 4pm
Public Reception: June 9th 6pm to 9pm
Works submitted must be available for exhibition. If works are for sale, a commission of 30% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 60 days of the exhibition closing. While we take reasonable steps to care for, and prevent damage, art works are not insured while at Space 369. Space 369 is not liable for loss or damages. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement if accepted. Space 369 reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes. This is exhibition is open to United States and Canada residents only. Exhibition postcards will be available.
Artists are responsible for dropping off their work or shipping their work to the space in sturdy, reusable boxes. Return shipping must be prepaid and enclosed with artwork. Space 369 will be responsible for any damage incurred in transit. Accepted artwork may also be hand-delivered on the indicated date. Art will be available for pick up on the indicated date.
Work should be have no dimension (width, height, or depth) greater than 12 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 150 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work. All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be presentation ready with secure hanging devices, either wire or D-rings; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. Space 369 reserves the right of refusal for any work for any reason.
Privacy / Information
Your contact information will be private and not be shared without your permission.
This exhibition is made possible through the support of the Knight Foundation.
Opportunity Opens: Monday, Apr 17th 2017
Opportunity Closes: Sunday, Apr 30th 2017, 11:45pm
Bird Island Cultural Centre is having it’s Grand Opening this Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, from 2-5 pm. A crossed from the city park at 340 Dogwood Ave
Bird Island, MN 55310.
Click here for a pdf of the Bird Island Cultural Center newsletter, with a survey with how you can help them help you!
Contact information for Bird Island Cultural Centre:
PO Box 434
340 Dogwood Ave
Bird Island, MN 55310
The Marshall Community Foundation (MCF) is pleased to announce that their spring grant cycle has begun. They are accepting applications from Marshall non-profits to support the great work they do in the community.
The deadline for completion is Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Completed forms may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Marshall Community Foundation, c/o Paul Stoneberg, 300 S. O’Connell, Marshall, MN 56258.
Grant requests may be submitted for up to $5,000 and must align with the foundation’s priorities of:
- Community Improvement
- Youth Development
Funding to new/enhanced programs and partnerships or one-time projects are preferred.
The Marshall Community Foundation is one of over 20 community foundations established via partnership with the Southwest Initiative Foundation. A local advisory board identifies needs in the community, grants dollars to local non-profits, and raises funds to grow the endowment. Earnings from the foundation’s endowment are used to fund grants offered twice per year. MCF has granted over $50,000 since it’s founding.
Marshall Community Foundation
Location of office: Marshall, MN
Type: Full Time
Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017
Overview job description:
The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council (SMAC), headquartered in Marshall, MN, is seeking applicants to serve in the role of Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for providing direction and leadership towards the achievement of the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council’s vision and mission to promote and encourage the development of the arts in the 18 counties of Southwest Minnesota.
SMAC is one of eleven regional arts councils in Minnesota that uses public and private funding to support the arts throughout the state. SMAC’s annual budget is approximately $900,000.
General responsibilities for the new Executive Director include leading the organization’s professional staff, oversight of grant program administration, financial oversight and data reporting to the Minnesota State Arts Board and The McKnight Foundation, and serving as staff liaison with the Forum of Regional Arts Councils of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and The McKnight Foundation.
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Janet Olney, SW MN Arts Council Board President at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: May 1, 2017