Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

Minnesota State Arts Board – FY2016 Artist Initiative Grant
The FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant program is now open for applications. The program overview and application instructions are available on the Arts Board website. The deadlines to submit applications are:
– Literary Arts: poetry, prose  June 12, 2015
– Performing Arts: dance, music, theater  June 12, 2015
– Visual Arts: media arts, photography, tw0- and three-dimensional visual arts  August 7, 2015

Tropical Wings Poetry Contest – Call for Entries
Celebrating our Migratory Birds! Seeking original poetry reflecting on themes related to migratory birds and their remarkable seasonal journey, the connections between birds and people, the role of birds in the community of life, the nature of flight. All forms of poetry welcome. Entry deadline: April 24  Additional Information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Call for Artists
The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, seeks submissions from visual artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota for exhibition opportunities in The Galleries of The Phipps in 2017-2018 and in three public exhibition programs in 2016-2017: the Healing Arts Program at Hudson Hospital; the Enriching Arts Program at Croixdale in Bayport, MN; and the Healing arts Program at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, WI. Submission will be considered for all exhibition opportunities, and may be accepted in more than one. Individual artist submissions as well as proposals for two-person or thematic group exhibitions are encouraged. Application deadline: July 1, 2015  Additional information

Art on the Kinni – Call for Artists
The River Falls Community Arts Base is looking for artists for the 20th Annual Art on the Kinni in River Falls, WI on September 12. This juried art fair featured 70 artists in 2014. 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. Deadline: May 15  Additional information

NorthStar Watermedia Society – National Watermedia Exhibition Call for Artists
NorthStar Watermedia Society is sponsoring a national show at Hopkins Center for the Arts September 8-October 18, 2015. Judge and juror will be Jack Richeson, founder of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., a world-wide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of quality artists’ materials. Over $4,000 in cash and other prizes will be awarded. Reception will be September 13, 2-4pm with awards at 3pm. Entries accepted:  April 1-July 1  Additional information

Wannigan Days: St. Croix Summer Art & Craft Fair – Call for Artists
Wannigan Days is seeking artists for its St. Croix Summer Art & Craft Fair. The three day fair will be held June 12-14 in St. Croix Falls. The fair will run concurrently with the St. Croix Summer Music & Food Fest and City of Trails 5K. It will be a busy weekend on both sides of the river in Taylors Falls, MN and St Croix Falls. Deadline: June 1  Additional information

Minnesota Center for Book Arts – MCBA Prize 2015 Competition
Established in 2009, The MCBA Prize is the first honor to recognize excellence in book art from across the field and around the world. A jury of three distinguished leaders in the field of book arts will review all submissions and select five finalists to receive a $500 cash award, with one winner among them to be awarded a total $2,500 cash award and the 2015 MCBA Prize. Deadline: April 30 at 5:00 pm  Additional Information

Beaver Creek Reserve – Plein Air Painting Contest
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council and Beaver Creek Reserve are seeking artists for a plein air painting contest on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The event will coincide with the Manyfires Art Fair & Falling Leaves Art Tour and is part of the Beaver Creek Reserve Family Fall Festival. A grand prize of $250 will be awarded to the Best in Show. Various other non-cash prizes will also be awarded. Registration deadline: September 11  Additional Information | Registration Form

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

Dunn Brothers Oakdale – Call for Exhibiting Artists
Dunn Brothers Oakdale is looking for exhibiting artists who are interested in displaying their work at the coffee shop for two month terms.

Walker Art Center – Design Fellowship Program
Since 1980, the Walker Art Center Design department has maintained a graphic design fellowship program that provides recent graduates (both undergrad and grad) the opportunity to work in a professional design studio environment. Fellows are employed full-time for one year and are assigned a wide range of graphic design projects, from identities and related collateral for programs and exhibitions, to assisting the design director and designers with large-scale initiatives such as catalogues, campaigns, wayfinding systems, and  websites. 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 News/Opportunities page.