Learn about upcoming funding and professional development opportunities, calls for artists, and other resources for both artists and organizations. This page is updated on a consistent basis. Be sure to bookmark and visit often!



**NOTE: Eligibility will no longer be restricted to past Arts Board or regional arts council grantees

  • Artist Grant provides a $500 USD grant to one visual artist each grant cycle. Once an artist wins a grant, they may not apply again. We also award 2nd and 3rd place runners-up with $100 USD each. Runners-up may apply again in a future grant cycle. There are four grant cycles per year – January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. The deadline for the current grant cycle is July 15, 2022.  
  • Short-Form Open Call offers development and co-production funding to help you complete your short nonfiction film or series for distribution on public media’s web-based platforms. We’re looking for exceptional non-fiction stories that spark dialogue and engage a young and diverse audience on public media’s web-based platforms.
  • MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to early career artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. Applications are due by August 17, 2022. Virtual Info Sessions are: July 14 and August 3.


  • FY2023 Our Town – Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity. The application is submitted in two parts; the Part 1 deadline is August 4, 2022.
  • GIG Fund – Are you part of a Midwestern nonprofit organization that wants to present in-person or virtual activities with an artist in the first half of 2023? The GIG Fund is a flexible grant of $4,000 that helps organizations bring artists into their community. Applications are due October 5, 2022, and funded projects must occur between January – June 2023.



Springboard for the Arts – See listing below for upcoming online workshops. Visit their calendar for a full listing of workshops and events.

MN Center for Book ArtsEducation Internships are now available! The deadline to apply is August 1.

Minnesota Music Coalition – Visit their Musician Resources Page for other resources and opportunities

Forecast Public ArtArtist Opportunities is a resource organized by region that includes opportunities such as Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)/calls for artists, grants, as well as employment, fellowship, workshop, conference, and volunteer opportunities for artists interested in public art.

[RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER – STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!]: Lighting Design Workshop with Professional Lighting Designer, Heidi Eckwall. Sponsored by the Northern Light Opera Company. For more information contact [Park Rapids]


Minnesota Council of Non-Profits (Visit website for general non-profit resources and opportunities)

Propel Nonprofits

Springboard for the Arts (See selected upcoming trainings below)


  • Wild Rice Arts and Cultural Festival – Calling all art and food vendors! Looking for local and regional artists with preference to the Mahnomen area first. Event takes place August 27. Email Becca at or Wendy at to sign up ASAP.