Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Mobile Art Gallery Coordinator (aka Activator)
ArtReach is looking for an Activator to create and implement public engagement projects in the new Mobile Art Gallery.  This could be a great fit for an educator, artist, musician, or other community activist. Imagine what you would you do if you had a Mobile Art Gallery? Let us know how your idea complements the Mobile Art Gallery’s regional awareness building events and activities. The Mobile Art Gallery Activator must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Part-time, seasonal (mid-April to mid-October 2017) approximately 40 hours per month at $15/hour. Most events take place on evenings and weekends. To apply send a cover letter and resume to Heather Rutledge heather@artreachstcroix.org by March 13. No phone calls please. Full job description with responsibilities and requirements can be found here.

ArtReach St. Croix – Birdhouse Auction Application
You are invited to let your imagination fly and help the arts soar by being part of the ArtReach St. Croix Birdhouse Auction. You have the option of turning a blank birdhouse into a unique work of art or creating a functional or decorative birdhouse from scratch. Over the past three year, St. Croix Valley artists have made birdhouses that raised the bar on creativity, craftsmanship and imagination. Birdhouse blanks are now available at no cost from the ArtReach gallery. Completed entries much be received by March 8 and must be accompanied by an artist bio and birdhouse description. Birdhouse Call 2017

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Stories, NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley
To honor Hammett’s early work as a short story writer, ArtReach St. Croix is hosting The St. Croix Noir Writing Challenge. Writers are encouraged to submit a piece of flash fiction inspired by the detective novel form. Successful submissions will be 500-750 words and should hint at or imply a larger story. Flash fiction is not the same as Vignette, and your short piece should still present an interesting and compelling story. The fine print: submissions must be received by April 1 at 11:59 p.m., submissions should be emailed to lit@artreachstcroix.org, include your name as you would like it to appear in the online blog and eBook and your city of residence in the body of the email, and stories should be attached to the email as Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Plain Text (.txt) format. For more information see the Big Read Call for Stories 2017.

St. Croix Watershed Research Station – Artist at Pine Needles
The Artist at Pine Needles residency program invites natural history artists or writers to spend 2 to 4 weeks to immerse themselves in a field experience, gather resource materials, and interact with environmental scientists and the local community. The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles project is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village along the St. Croix River. Applications will be accepted from writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with environmental scientists and to create links between their art, the natural world and the sciences. As part of the program, artists will be encouraged to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community and to contribute an original work for the benefit of the research station. Housing and rustic studio space is provided for the artists’ choice of a 2 to 4 week residency. Additional information  Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Eau Claire Regional Arts Council – Community Supported Arts Call for Artists
Make a connection with your community. Eau Claire Regional Arts Council provides artists with direct access to patrons and provide financial support for the creation of new art. Click here for images of Community Supported Arts artwork and events: www.eauclairearts.com/community_supported_arts  Additional information  Deadline: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Franconia Sculpture Park – Hot Metal Artists
The Hot Metal Residency Program offers artists and interns the opportunity to experiment with pattern-making and mold-making, exchange ideas and techniques, and exhibit finished work in a highly visible public park. Franconia transforms the outdoor studio into a temporary foundry for four weeks during the summer and through a collaborative effort, the Hot Metal Residency culminates in two pours with furnaces melting approximately 8,000lbs of iron. The first pour helps the pour crew become a cohesive team and produces the iron tile sculptures the public creates during mold-making workshops. The second pour is held a week later and is the time artists pour the molds created while in residence. Franconia has hosted an annual iron pour since 1996 and the event has grown to become a major public program at the park. The public is invited to participate in relief sculpture workshops to make their own open face sand molds. Participating artists and interns help in pouring over 200 community made open face molds. Additional information  Deadline: Sunday, March 12 at midnight

Franconia Sculpture Park – Arts Administration Internship Program
The Arts Administration Internship Program provides “hands-on” immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization that provides residence and work space to emerging and mid-career artists in a 43-acre sculpture park. There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences. This position is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration or nonprofit management careers. Additional information  Deadlines: Program intern – Saturday, April 1, 2017 and Development intern – Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Area High School Exhibition
Every year the Phipps invites students at area high schools to submit one piece for display in our annual high school art exhibition. All high school age students in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin are encouraged to participate in this exhibition. One submission per student will be accepted. Works in all media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, will be accepted. Additional information  Drop-off Dates: Tuesday, April 4 or Wednesday, April 5 from 9am-6pm

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Area Art Teachers Exhibition
All high school art teachers in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin who have student(s) participating in the concurrent Annual Area High School Art Exhibition are encouraged to participate in this exhibition. One submission per teacher will be accepted. Works in all media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, will be accepted.  Additional information  Drop-off Dates: Tuesday, April 4 or Wednesday, April 5 from 9am-6pm

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Alice M. Stolpe Scholarship for the Arts

The Phipps Center is pleased to work again with Andersen Corporation to select the recipient of the Alice M. Stolpe Scholarship for the Arts. To qualify for this $2,000 scholarship, a student must be a graduating senior in 2017 who will be majoring in Art in the Fall of 2017 and have a piece displayed in the Phipps’ Annual Area High School Art Exhibition. Anderson Corporation makes this annual scholarship in recognition of regional artist, Alice M. Stolpe. Alice supported Andersen’s community art program for more than three decades. Additional Information  Deadline: Monday, April 17 at 4pm

Marine Art Fair – Call for Artists
Artists are invited to complete the application to participate in the 44th Annual Marine Art Fair. This is an outdoor event that has the reputation of being an outstanding art fair. It is always held the third weekend of September (September 16-17, 2017), the peak of our fall colors and tourist season. Site preference is given to returning artist through May 1. New artists and returning artists whose product has changed will be juried. Additional information  Deadline: May 1 

Art on the Kinni – Call for Artists
On September 9, CAB will present its 22th annual art fair on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River just behind down town River Falls — always on the weekend after Labor Day. Art on the Kinni features some 65 juried artists and the “Budding Artists’ Bridge” featuring students/artists just beginning their arts careers. Artists working in basketry, ceramics, fiber, wood, hand-made paper, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, photography and original two-dimensional fine art are eligible to apply. Additional information  Deadline: May 15

Afton Art in the Park – Call for Artists
The 39th Annual Afton Art in the Park will be celebrated in the historic village of Afton, Minnesota, on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017. The event will feature more than 90 vendors of fine art and traditional craft. While this is not a juried art show, the coordinators give consideration to each artist application to ensure variety of art adn limit the number of artists with similar product. Hand-made, high quality, original art only. Additional information  Deadline: September 1

Artspace Hastings River Lofts – Now Leasing Artist Live/Work Lofts
The Artspace Hastings River Lofts will provide 37 units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families, ground floor commercial space for creative businesses, gallery space for residents to showcase their artwork, and 3000 square feet of programable outdoor community green space. Loft ammenities include: spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom live/work units; open floor plans with large windows; views of the Mississippi River; walking distance to cafes, restaurants, retail and art centers; off-street parking; pet friendly  Additional Information

Stillwater Art Guild Gallery – Call for Artists
The Stillwater Art Guild Gallery’s River Room is prime exhibition and retail space available for rent by individuals and groups of artists. Tasteful, neutral walls make artwork pop. Warm spot lighting with adjustable brightness directs visitors gaze. Pedestals and moveable free-standing walls are available at no additional cost. You may submit a proposal as an individual or a group. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. Additional Information

Franconia Sculpture Park – Casket Gallery Proposals
In 2011, Franconia Sculpture Park established an urban home at the Casket Arts Community Complex in Northeast Minneapolis, MN at 1781 Jefferson St. NE. Franconia in the City @ Casket offers an outdoor sculpture exhibition and an indoor gallery space for exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional art. To submit an exhibition proposal for this gallery space please see further details and guidelines below. Additional information

mnartists.org is an online database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines. In addition to providing artists and organizations with a web page containing images and information, mnartists.org provides news and features about the local arts scene from a variety of sources. They have many calls for artists from throughout Minnesota posted on their Opportunities page.