National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Writing Fellowships The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process...details
Open to all makers 17 and older residing in the SW Minnesota Arts Council region
We Are What We Make: Annual Community Showcase February 2 – February 26 The 4th Annual Community Showcase is designed to bring together our entire creative community. It is open to all makers 17 and older residing in the SW Minnesota Arts Council region. If you craft, paint, sew, compose,...details
Join SMAC on Thursday, January 14th starting at 5:30 pm for a virtual artist reception and talk with the Dakota CAIR artists!
Next in the Gallery: DAKOTA COMMUNITY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE (CAIR) Supporting Artist-Led Solutions to COVID-19 Related Challenges The Department of Public Transformation (DoPT), Dakota Wicohan, and Racing Magpie collaborated to co-design the Dakota Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program — a pilot project supporting artist-led solutions to community challenges impacting the Upper and Lower Sioux Communities during the COVID-19 crisis....details
Sheila Smith steps down from statewide arts advocacy group after 25 years of leadership
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINNESOTA CITIZENS FOR THE ARTS DIRECTOR TO RETIRE Sheila Smith steps down from statewide arts advocacy group after 25 years of leadership MINNEAPOLIS — December 29, 2020 — Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA), announces her retirement from the organization, after 25 years. She will...details
Contact Your County Commissioner Now About State Grant Support for Arts Nonprofits!
GREAT NEWS: **COVID RELIEF FOR NONPROFIT ARTS** PASSED AT THE STATE LEVEL Contact Your County Commissioner Now About State Grant Support for Arts Nonprofits! MINNESOTA STATE SUPPORT FOR ARTS NONPROFITS Through the work of MCA lobbyist Larry Redmond, the Covid relief bill passed last week by the state legislature and signed by the...details
Learn the steps & processes to start thinking about bringing a City Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program to your town!
SMAC invites you to attend a virtual informational session for artists, arts organizations, and city government on Granite Fall’s first City Artist-in-Residence Program! Design done by Marlena Myles. You can find out more: https://marlenamyl.es/ WHAT: Meet the artist and facilitators, hear what they’ve been up to, and learn the steps &...details
Calling all book designers & bibliophiles! AIGA is now accepting entries for 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2020. This time-honored competition aims to identify the 50 best-designed books and book covers—print or electronic—published between January 1 and December 31, 2020. Get the information you need to enter early, including...details
University of Minnesota Crookston Request for Proposals New Art Piece at University of Minnesota Crookston Dowell Hall Project The University of Minnesota Crookston (U of M Crookston), part of the University of Minnesota System, serves and is located in the Northwest region of the state of Minnesota. The University of...details
The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting is for Minnesota-based, mid-career writers. The fellowship provides development and career support along with a $25,000 award. The deadline for this program is January 14, 2021. Playwrights may also be interested in the Core Writer Program, which is open to any playwright in the US and provides three years...details
Which MN foundations and state agencies make up your 2021 funding aspirations? With a new year of grantseeking approaching, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits invites you to build a stronger list of funding prospects at the newly expanded Minnesota Grantmakers 2021 (formerly Minnesota Foundations). During this virtual workshop — available as Twin Cities and six regional offerings — you’ll have...details