Hennepin Theatre Trust accepting submissions for Spring/Summer Showcase

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$500 opportunity open to Minnesota residents

Reads: "Future, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Made Here". The "r" in the word "here" is in the shape of the state of MN. Reads "Accepting applications January 3-February 13, 2017. $500 opportunity open to Minnesota residents (no artist resume or CV required."

Made Here, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, is accepting artists’ submissions for its upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 Showcase exhibition. Each selected Made Here artist will receive $500, professional installation support, networking opportunities and more.

The Made Here Showcases temporarily fill empty storefronts and commercial spaces that are in transition with art by local artists, turning the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District into a walkable urban art gallery.

The Public Art & Placemaking team at Hennepin Theatre Trust will host a number of information sessions on applying for Future: Made Here, featuring a presentation of successful submissions from past projects, an opportunity to look through the application materials and time for questions to Made Here panelists who curate the project. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. All sessions are free and open to the public.

For this round, artists and artist groups are invited to submit proposals for window Showcase displays that interpret the word, “Future.” Your installation might be a prediction of time yet to come, or a future you hope to see. Maybe your “future” is a commentary on time in general, the changes to our planet, society or community. a

You are encouraged to send this open call to your networks; the goal is to give this application opportunity to as many artists as possible! In the interest of accessibility and inclusivity artist statements, resumes or exhibition histories are not required to apply. Their panel curates each open call blind, meaning that panelists review the art without knowledge of artist names in an effort to produce unbiased outcomes.

To be eligible to participate in the Made Here project all artists and artist groups must be residents of Minnesota.

Made Here features artists who have never exhibited work as well as internationally renowned professionals. Made Here also works hard to feature artists representing diverse communities. On average, 40 percent of the artists are from communities of color. Balanced gender representation is a priority, as well as including seniors, children, artists with disabilities, GLBT artists and artists from Greater Minnesota.

For artists in Greater Minnesota that are selected for Future: Made Here, a hotel room will be available to aid in the travel expenses and time needed to install.

*Follow this link to view the e-book, Made Here: Suggestions and Support for your Successful Submission


January 2, 2017: Future: Made Here open call opens

January 11, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at 410 Gallery, 523 S. Front St., Mankato

January 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at Forecast Public Art, 2300 Myrtle Ave #160, St. Paul

January 25, 2017: INFO SESSION at West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, 1011 W Broadway Ave #202, Minneapolis

January 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at Duluth Art Institute, 506 W Michigan St # 2, Duluth

January 31, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at MCTC, 1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

February 13, 2017: Future: Made Here open call closes

February 28, 2017: Future: Made Here artists announced

March 23, 2017: Installation dates begin

April 22, 2017: Installs must be completed

May 4, 2017: Future: Made Here launches


To learn more and to apply, please visit:

For any artist inquiries, please contact Artist Coordinator Hannah Novillo:


Special thanks to Andersen Windows for being the presenting sponsor of Made Here. Additional sponsorship support is provided by Le Meridien Chambers Hotel.

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