JOIN US for an “Arty Party” in Cottonwood County:
Friday, January 21 from 7 to 8:30 pm!
We look forward to p(art)ying with you!
Meet other artists and makers, hang out, and create!
Stop by the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from 11am-3pm the Second Saturday of every month to work on a current project, start a new one, meet other artists, and experiment with different mediums.
We provide the space and select materials. Feel free to bring snacks or beverages, and any art supplies for yourself or to share. There will be no instructor present. All ages and experience levels welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This project is made possible by a grant from the Southwest Initiative Foundation and the Hutchinson Area Community Foundation.
The Cultures on the Prairie event will be on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 8:30-4:30. The event is back in-person this year. There is a $25 fee to attend.
During this event, you will experience the stories, history, and cultures throughout southwest Minnesota by listening and interacting with three select panels which will discuss the views from employers/workforce personnel, students, and adults. These panels will highlight challenges, successes, and opportunities as they relate to their specific culture. This will provide you and your staff the insight when hiring and serving all people of southwest Minnesota.
There will be time for table talk to discuss and reflect on topics surrounding diversity and race. Presentations will be provided by SMSU student culture groups and keynote speaker, Assistant Professor of Management and Director of the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southwest Minnesota State University, Dr. George Taylor.
We hope you will join us in learning more about the different cultures throughout southwest Minnesota. If you have any questions pertaining to this event, please contact Amanda Beckler at email@example.com or See Moua-Leske at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the agenda and the flyer for the day. To register online for this event, visit http://bit.ly/CulturesonthePrairie (click on “Adult Activities”, then “Miscellaneous”) or call the Marshall Community Services office at 507-537-6767. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!
General Artist Residency Program with open spots in May, Sept. & Oct. 2022
The Anderson Center’s Artist Residency Program is an opportunity for emerging, mid-career, and established artists working across all disciplines and based anywhere in the world. The program is interdisciplinary and the organization welcomes applications from a wide range of creative and intellectual genres, including those that don’t fit neatly into one category.
Selected artists receive live/work space, fellowship & exchange within a 5-artist cohort, chef-prepared meals, and more. Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2022. The selected artist, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2022. Applications are juried by a panel of professionals working in the field and former residents. There is only one application deadline for all three months of residencies. https://theandersoncenter.submittable.com/submit
Deaf Artists Residency Program in June 2022
The Anderson Center’s Deaf Artists Residency (DAR) is an opportunity for 5 Deaf artists to come together in an ASL-centric environment to create, communicate and exchange ideas.
The program was created in 2014 to enact the vision of a Deaf visual artist, Cynthia Weitzel, who designed and coordinates the program. The panelists who select residents are all accomplished Deaf Artists, some of which are also past residents.
Thanks to support from the National Endowment for the Arts, artists selected to participate in the cohort will receive a $1,100 stipend for the month, reimbursement of up to $500 in travel costs, and more. Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2022. The selected artists, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2022. https://theandersoncenter.submittable.com/submit
Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program in August 2022
This program is an opportunity for early-career / emerging artists living within the state of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to participate in a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.
Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, a month-long cohort of five artists will each receive a $625/week stipend, a travel honorarium, documentation support, and more. Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2022. Selected artists, wait-list, and runners-up will be notified by March 2, 2022. https://theandersoncenter.submittable.com/submit
About the Anderson Center
The Anderson Center is an artist community founded in 1995 on the Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting in Red Wing, Minnesota. The organization has renovated and restored the estate’s historic buildings to support working artists and the creative process, including developing twenty-two active studio spaces and three galleries. A renovated barn serves as a performance and event venue, the historic main residence houses artists-in-residence, and fifteen acres support a sculpture garden.
The Anderson Center’s flagship artist residency program aims to meet the needs of artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that allows them to minimize distractions, focus in on creative work, and develop a strong since of community and place while engaging in creative production. The program is one of the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Since the Center was, over 800 artists from 45 states and 40 countries have participated in the program. https://www.andersoncenter.org/
The 2022 Granite Falls Makers Markets will be held on the first Thursday of each summer month, June through August, Squid Fest 2022 is September 10!
All markets are 5-8 PM.
Enjoy live music, creative vendors, free art classes. boutiques and shops open later and summer fun along the Minnesota Riverwalk in downtown Granite Falls.
City and county arts leaders,
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has announced the second round of its Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge. The program is led by NACo with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Americans for the Arts serves as the national partner providing policy and other technical assistance. There is no cost to counties to participate other than staff time.
As public funding becomes increasingly strained, counties must search for and employ new strategies to improve their communities and make healthier, more equitable places for residents to live, work and play. The Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge invites counties with populations of less than 150,000 to form multidisciplinary teams to compete in a challenge competition to identify and strengthen ways to integrate arts into solutions to local challenges. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, one-day training and peer exchange workshop in July 2022, in or around Denver, Colorado, in conjunction with NACo’s Annual Conference.
We encourage you to forward this opportunity to your county arts leaders. For more information, please see the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge application (due February 7, 2022). Also, please check out the new website for full application details and send any questions to CreativeCounties@naco.org.
-Americans for the Arts