by Springboard for the Arts   October 10, 2003

This update includes all mediums.


Springboard for the Arts helps artists and other self-employed creative people develop careers and find audiences for their work. We collect and distribute resources, make referrals to attorneys, accountants and other professional services artists can access at no or low cost. We present workshops on topics related to making a living from your artistic output and we conduct individual consultations.

Springboard administers the Job Book of full and part-time work opportunities in the arts; the Artist Loan Fund- a low interest, flexible revolving loan fund that helps artists finance their sole proprietor businesses; the Emergency Relief Fund that helps artists recover from unforeseen career-threatening circumstances.

With the Minnesota State Arts Board we publish books on exhibition spaces for visual artists, performance and rehearsal spaces for performing artists and public and private funding opportunities for all Minnesota artists.

With mnartists.org we provide a regularly updated listing of opportunities for artists that includes grant descriptions and deadlines, calls for artists, audition announcements, juried shows, etc.

We are the first, best place to go if you are considering a career in the arts, and we provide on-going resources and assistance for artists at all stages of their careers.



1. Jerome and McKnight Artists' Grants informational Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 6:00-7:00pm at the Northern Clay Center Library
2424 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis
612-339-8007 www.northenclaycenter.org
Free informational meeting about the NCC's Jerome Artists' Project Grants for emerging ceramic artists and McKnight Fellowships for mid-career ceramic artists. NCC staff will discuss grant eligibility and the application process, answer questions, and provide application materials. Session will be led by Jamie Lang, Exhibition and McKnight Artists' Grants Director & Sarah Millfelt, Education and Outreach Coordinator. Contact Northern Clay Center to register.

Deadlines:
Monday, February 3, 2004 for Jerome Grant Applications
Friday, March 26, 2004 for McKnight Fellowships


2. 2004 Public Art Affairs Grant Program
FORECAST Public Artworks announces the 2004 Public Art Affairs grant program. Individual, emerging artists throughout Minnesota, working in any discipline are eligible for this program. This grant offers opportunities for emerging artists (those who have limited recognition for their work) to build their skills and careers. Artists must produce work in public, engaging the community, outside traditional art venues like museums and galleries.

Grants are available in three categories: one - Partner Public Project, an $8,000 project in partnership with El Colegio Charter School located at the Instituto de Cultura y Educacion (ICE) in South Minneapolis; four Public Project grants of $4,000; and four Research and Development grants of $1,000. These grants provide interesting opportunities for career advancement, technical advice, from FORECAST staff., and the chance for an artist to try something new. Examples of projects that have been funded in the past range from public dance performance/installation, iron pours, and murals to puppetry, quilt displays, and spoken word. The deadline for this opportunity is November 17, 2003.

The following represent answers to some frequently asked questions:

Artists living anywhere in the state of Minnesota are eligible.

Public Art takes place outside galleries, museums, and private buildings - you don't have to pay to see it. (See our web site at www.forecastart.org for examples of projects funded in the past).

An emerging artist is someone who has limited recognition from their peers, or is at the beginning stages of their public art career.

Application Deadlines: Monday, November 17, 2003.
All application materials must be postmarked by this date or hand delivered to the FORECAST office by 4:30pm.

Participants Announced: February 2, 2004

Earliest Starting Date: March 4, 2004

To receive an application form contact Rebecca Ryan at:
FORECAST Public Artworks
2324 University Ave. W. Suite 102
St. Paul, MN 55114

Or email forecast@visi.com

Download from www.forecastart.org (starting 9/2/03)

Emerging artists from diverse disciplines, geographic areas, and /or cultural orientations are encouraged to apply. Funding for Public Art Affairs is provided by the Jerome Foundation with additional support from El Colegio Charter School.


3. 2004 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers
Administered by the Southern Theater
DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2004 (postmark deadline)
The fellowship program is designed to recognize outstanding work, over time, in the field of dance choreography. Three fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded. The monies can be paid to the recipient in one or two installments. The intent of the program is to enrich and strengthen our community by acknowledging the accomplishments of individual choreographers and providing for their artistic growth.

Individual choreographers, choreographers working with incorporated companies and choreographic collaborations are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have been continuous residents of Minnesota for at least one year prior to application and have produced choreography while living in Minnesota.

Choreographers who apply should have created and produced a substantial body of work in their careers so far.

Full time students are not eligible.

Recipients of 2001, 2002, and 2003 McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers are not eligible.

Artists may apply to only one of the eleven McKnight Fellowship programs in a given year. No artist may receive more than $50,000 in McKnight Fellowship support in any three-year period of the program.

Southern Theater staff is not eligible for these fellowships.

The intent of this program is to award artists who live and work in Minnesota, have made a significant artistic contribution to this community and who will continue their artistic growth in Minnesota.

Fellowship Benefit: Production Support
Awarded Fellows may also receive in-kind production support as part of an evening length performance at the Southern Theater. Other arrangements may be made for a production at an alternate venue.

A panel of one out-of-state and four area choreographers and arts professionals will review applications and select fellowship recipients. As possible throughout the season, panelists will view applicants live performances. Notification of the panel's decision will be made public in early June, 2004.

For eligibility and application guidelines and forms, please visit the Southern Theater's web site: www.southerntheater.org or call Mary Ellen Childs at 612-340-0155 ext. 21 or email her at maryellen@southerntheater.org.


4. 2004 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers
Administered by the Southern Theater
DEADLINE: Monday, April 12, 2004 (postmark deadline)
The fellowship program is designed to recognize dancers who have achieved excellence, over time, in the performing arts. Three Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded. The monies can be paid to the recipient in one or two installments. The intent of the program is to enrich and strengthen our community by acknowledging the accomplishments of individual dancers and providing for their artistic growth.

Dancers who perform in their own work and/or the work of other choreographers are eligible.

Applicants must have been continuous residents of Minnesota for at least one year prior to application.

Full time students are not eligible.

Recipients of 2001, 2002, and 2003 McKnight Fellowships for Dancers are not eligible.

Artists may apply to only one of the eleven McKnight Fellowship programs in a given year. No artist may receive more than $50,000 in McKnight Fellowship support in any three-year period of the program.

Southern Theater staff is not eligible for these fellowships.

The intent of this program is to award artists who live and work in Minnesota, have made a significant artistic contribution to this community and who will continue their artistic growth in Minnesota.

Fellowship Benefit: Commissioning New Work
The Fellowship Program will also fund a newly commissioned solo dance work for each selected Dancer Fellow. These commissions (each with a fee of $3,000) will go to choreographers selected by each Dancer Fellow in consultation with the Southern Theater. The new works, performed by the Dancer Fellows, will be premiered on a joint showcase performance presented at the Southern Theater within three years of the award date. The awarded dancer may not also be the commissioned choreographer.

A panel of five dancers and arts professionals will review applications and select fellowship recipients. As possible throughout the season, panelists will view applicants live performances. Notification of the panel's decision will be made public in early June, 2004.


5. First Annual Paint Out in Apple Country
In the Apple Orchard at Emma Krumbee's, Belle Plain, MN
October 11-12, 2003

All watercolor artists are invited to participate!

Watercolor Artists painting on the farm among scarecrows, apples, pumpkins, and fall festivities. Sale of paintings, food, music and children's activities.

Lodging: Emma Krumbee's AmericInn Lodge & Suites has beautiful rooms, including many that overlook the Orchard. Ask for the special artist rates. Call 952-873-6017 to reserve your hotel room. The AmericInn will hold an evening reception in the Parlour for the participating artists.

To Register: Colleen O'Connell
US Highway 169, Belle Plain, MN
Phone: 952-873-6017
Email: info@emmakrumbees.com

Please include full name, affiliations, location, subject matter you will be painting, what publicity you can assist with. Groups: please register with one application.

Have an art web site? We would welcome a link on your site to www.emmakrumbees.com.


6. Residencies at The Anderson Center
The Anderson Center is currently accepting applications for May, June, August, September, and October 2004 from Minnesota artists and writers. Residency-Fellowships of 2 weeks - 1 month. Room, board and quiet workspace. For more information, call or write: The Anderson Center, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066. 651-388-2009. Email: acis@pressenter.com or www.andersoncenter.org.

For the month of July, 2004.The Anderson Center is currently accepting applications from emerging Minnesota artists and writers. This is made possible through a grant from the Jerome Foundation of St. Paul to encourage the works of emerging artists from New York City and Minnesota.


7. Art in Motion
USC School of Fine Arts, Watt Hall #104
University Park Campus,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0292

Call For Entries
AIM, The University of Southern California School of Fine Arts' international festival of time-based media, in partnership with the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, is pleased to announce AIM V: SYZYGY (The Human ReMix).

AIM V: SYZYGY calls for entries that explore the question of the human/machine re-mix. Derived from a Greek root meaning "yoked or paired", SYZYGY implies a state of interdependent duality that speaks to the increasingly permeated relationship between human and machine.

As instantaneous, disembodied communication becomes the constant condition of our lives, and the distinction between biology and technology blurs, so a new experience of self is emerging. It is one of "distributed subjectivity": the state of being (either alternately or simultaneously) both an embodied and disembodied entity that is supplemented, multiplied or mediated by technological apparatus. In this renegotiation, of what it is and means to be human, we are exploring the ramifications of the "remix" - its impact on human relationships (from global to interpersonal), on perception and the expression of subjectivity (human and/or machine), and on the experience of being a body (physical or virtual, flesh or machine).

AIM V: SYZYGY (The Human ReMix) exhibition will be held March 7-June 6, 2004 at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena. AIM V will also include screenings on video billboards on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip and satellite lectures and events in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Cusco, Peru.

For more information: aim@usc.edu


8. Identity and Vision in Minnesota and North Dakota
Rolling Plains Art Gallery 2004-2006 Exhibition

DEADLINE: November 17, 2003 (postmark deadline)
Notification sent: January 12, 2004
Receipt of Artwork for Exhibition: July 30, 2004

This exhibition is open to Minnesota and North Dakota artists.

This art exhibition is an exploration of Identity and Vision in Minnesota and North Dakota. It reflects a search for beauty and inspiration with images that portray cultural traditions and heritage as well as the social, political, and economic issues of the day. The artwork offers an engaging view of our connections to a place we call home.

Artists are encouraged to submit diverse visual responses that reflect their vision for, or connection to Minnesota or North Dakota. How do we define ourselves? Are we who we think we are? What are the key needs in our communities? Are we asking the right questions? What are the essential questions? Where will we find the answers? How will the arts play a part in shaping the future in our communities? How will we reinvent ourselves and imagine ourselves into the future? Where do we find beauty and inspiration? As an artist, what is your connection to where you live?

The Plains Art Museum curators will select works that represent a wide variety of topics and media. Artists may enter painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, decorative arts, fiber art, folk art, and mixed media. New applications of media might include video or digital technologies. Documentation of alternative approaches will also be considered.

Questions and for additional information:
July-August:
Pam Jacobson, Assistant Curator of Outreach
Call: 701-232-3821 or pjacobson@plainsart.org
During tour, September-November:
Call: 701-238-7614

Located in Fargo, North Dakota, the Plains Art Museum serves Minnesota and North Dakota through a variety of challenging exhibitions, public programs and extensive region-wide outreach.


9. The Playwrights Center McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships 2004-05
DEADLINE: November 3, 2003 (Letter of Intent to Apply)
April 12, 2004 (Final Application/postmark deadline)

These grants recognize theater artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and potential, and whose primary residence is in the state of Minnesota. The grants are intended to significantly advance recipients' art and careers.

Three grants of $25,000 each will be awarded in 2004-05. These grants are funded by the Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation as part of its Arts Program. The Playwrights' Center will evaluate each application for eligibility; final decisions will be made by a diverse panel of both local and national theater artists. Selection is guided by relevant values in the Playwrights' Center Mission. Recent recipients include: Tony Brown, Laurie Carlos, Michelle Hensley, Luverne Seifert, Victor Zupanc, and others.

Questions or to request an application, please contact:
Kristen Gandrow
McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship
The Playwrights' Center
2301 Franklin Ave. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55406 - 1099

Or email: kristeng@pwcenter.org


10. "Connections: Examining Relationships"
Sat. Nov. 1 - Sat. Nov. 29, 2003
Ramsey Center for the Arts hosts Group Show by Twin Cities Professional Artists
Ramsey Center for the Arts, Shoreview, will host a month long show featuring work by 23 professional artists from the Twin Cities. The show explores the interactions between people, families, current events, history, objects and places. Participating artists are all members of the Visual Artists Focus Group, an association that brings together about 60 professional artists from across the state. A special opening reception will be held Saturday, November 1 from 2-4pm.

Ramsey Center for the Arts is located at 1072 Highway 96, at the intersection of Lexington Ave N. and Highway 96 in Shoreview. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 4-8pm; Friday and Saturday 11-4pm; Sunday and Monday - Closed.

For additional information about the exhibit, please call the Ramsey Center for the Arts at 651-486-4883 or visit their web site at www.ramseycfa.org.