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

The Space – Call for Artists
Artists are being sought to facilitate a community art project to be installed along the Doughboy Trail on the Willow River in New Richmond, WI. Artists are expected to collaborate with individuals from local community groups to conceptualize, design, construct and locate a unique public artwork — a series of benches or gathering places — that reflect and promote compassion, belonging, caring, connecting, helping and serving in an innovative way. Application deadline: March 31  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

Festa Italiana Minnesota – Art & Fine Craft Event: Call for Artists
Celebrating Italian Culture since 2011, Festa Italiana Minnesota will host its Art & Fine Craft Event on Harriet Island July 17 & 18, 2015. 8′ x 8′ spaces available for jewelry, fiber, glass, ceramic, sculpture, metal, photography, woodworking, watercolor, literature, dance, film/video. Early application fee through April 1. Additional information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual High School Art Exhibition
Each year The Phipps Center for the Arts invites students from area high schools to submit one piece for their annual high school art exhibition.  The exhibition will run April 10 – May 17 in The Phipps galleries. Deadline: April 8 at 5:00 pm  Additional information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Area Art Teachers Exhibition
Each year we invite art teachers from area high schools to submit one piece for our annual art teachers exhibition.  The exhibition will run April 10 – May 17 in our galleries. Deadline: April 8 at 5:00 pm  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

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.