Call for Artists: Dakota Community Artist-In-Residence



CALL FOR ARTISTS: DAKOTA COMMUNITY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (CAIR) | Supporting Artist-Led Solutions to COVID-19 Related Challenges

Open to Dakota artists and culture bearers based in Southwest Mnisota, Pezihutazizi Oyate (Upper Sioux Community) & Cansa’yapi (Lower Sioux Indian Community).

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Apply online by Sunday, June 7th at 11:59pm CST

Department of Public Transformation (DoPT), Dakota Wicohan, and Racing Magpie have collaborated to co-design the Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program — a pilot project supporting artist-led solutions to community challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. For the pilot Dakota CAIR program, two Dakota artists based in the 18-county Southwestern Mnisota region, Pezihutazizi Oyate (Upper Sioux Community) and / or Cansa’yapi (Lower Sioux Indian Community) will be selected and supported in sharing their work in digital forums and social distance formats. The two selected CAIRs will work for two weeks “at-home” to utilize their artistic practice to design and implement a creative project that will address a need identified by their local community.

The two selected artists will receive support and funding — a stipend of $1000 ($500 per week) and a project budget of $400 — to work with their local community from their place of residence for two weeks (June 19th-July 3rd).

This project was co-designed by Dakota Wicohan, Racing Magpie, and the Department of Public Transformation, with support from the Southwest Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (SWRSDP) and with a grant from the
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Dakota CAIR design work by Marlena Myles:

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