Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

Franconia Sculpture Park – FSP/Jerome Fellowship Program
Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia’s FSP/Jerome Fellowships are available to artists in New York City and Minnesota who consider themselves an emerging artist. Successful applicants propose new work and clearly demonstrate how a fellowship at Franconia will positively impact their career. Additional information  Deadline: February 6, 2016 via email by Midnight CST

Franconia Sculpture Park – Intern Artist Program
The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and chance to work along side peers & mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature. Additional information  Deadline: February 6, 2016 via email by Midnight CST

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. 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. Additional information  Deadline: February 29, 2016

Franconia Sculpture Park – Hot Metal Artist and Hot Metal Intern Artist Residency
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. Additional information  Deadline: March 12, 2016 via email by Midnight CST

Art Along the Willow – Invitation to Artists
The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc. are looking for artists to sell quality, personally-made items at the 15th Annual Art Along the Willow on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Willow River State Park near Hudson. Participating artists are required to have their own tent and display materials. Additional information  Deadline: May 22

White Bear Center for the Arts – 42nd Annual Northern Lights Call for Artists
Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition features some of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s finest artists and is a great opportunity to build your artistic profile, resume, and portfolio. Northern Lights is open to living artists residing in Minnesota & Wisconsin. Recent 2D and 3D works, including but not limited to drawings, paintings, fiber, pottery, photography, and sculptures can be submitted. All artwork must be original in composition and concept, and executed solely by the artist. No copies or class work. Additional information and online registration  Deadline: January 29 by 1pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center – Call for Entries: 6x6x2016
Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It’s almost 2016 and that means 6x6x2016 is just around the corner. Start the new year off the right way by creating your 6×6 artworks early! Last year, thousands of artists participated from all around the globe. Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, students, youths, and YOU. Additional information  Deadline: April 17 (postmarked by April 16)

ArtReach St. Croix – Call of for Exhibiting Artists
ArtReach St. Croix is accepting rolling submissions by artists seeking to exhibit their work in our beautiful gallery space in historic Stillwater. Accepted artists will be invited to participate in a collective show. Artists living and/or working in the St. Croix Valley in Minnesota or Wisconsin are especially encouraged to submit applications. All forms of creative work are encouraged. Application

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

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.