[FOR ARTISTS and ORGANIZATIONS]
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!
CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES/Residencies
- Artists’ Futures Program – Our friends at the Metro Regional Arts Council have opened up a new funding opportunity for Indigenous Artists that is available to any Indigenous artist residing in our region! Maximum Award is $35,000 (unrestricted). Apply by October 3. View Recorded Info Webinar for More
- 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 October 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.
- FY 2023 Creative Support for Organizations Grant – Second application deadline is September 9, 2022. Organizations that submitted an application for the first deadline, in May 2022, may not submit a second application.
- 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.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFERINGS AND RESOURCES
Springboard for the Arts – See listing below for upcoming online workshops. Visit their calendar for a full listing of workshops and events.
Minnesota Music Coalition – Visit their Musician Resources Page for other resources and opportunities
Forecast Public Art – Artist 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 firstname.lastname@example.org [Park Rapids]
- Minnesota Council of Non-Profits – Stay informed of upcoming opportunities by visiting their Events page. And don’t miss the MCN Annual Conference October 13 & 14.
- Propel Nonprofits – Stay informed of upcoming training opportunities by visiting their training page.
- Springboard for the Arts – Check out their offerings for organizations on their Calendar of Events page
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
- It’s Only Clay National Competition and Exhibition – Hosted at Watermark Art Center, It’s Only Clay is an exhibit of high quality, functional ceramics juried by Ceramic Artist Delores Fortuna. Applications are due by September 30, 2022.