Creative City Challenge


Christopher Lutter, Heid E. Erdrich, Coal Dorius, Kim Ford, Paul Tinetti, Karl Stoerzinger, and Ian Knodel, Wolf and Moose — 2016 Creative City Challenge winner. Photo: Jayme Halbritter.

The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with The Commons and Northern and the Northern Spark festival, announce the fifth annual Creative City Challenge based on the theme Climate Chaos | Climate Rising.

The Creative City Challenge is conceived as a showcase for local creative talent, Minneapolis community identities and a tangible symbol of the complex narratives that make up the many stories within our urban landscape. The Challenge is a competition for Minnesota-resident architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds to create and install a temporary, destination artwork, which acts as a sociable and participatory platform for 2 months of onsite programming. The Commons is located at 521 East 4th Street. across from the US Bank Stadium. The winning Creative City Challenge proposal will receive a $50,000 commission to execute the project.

“Creative City Challenge has established itself over the past four years as an inspiring example of Minneapolis artists’ innovative spirit and talent,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “Heading into the fifth year, I’m excited to see what the creative people of Minneapolis come up with this time.”

Entries are being accepted now through November 28, 2016. You can view the Creative City Challenge call, along with our other artist open calls, on our Artist Opportunities page.

Also - Save the Date for our Creative City Challenge Info Session!

Tuesday, November 15th, 6 - 7:30pm

The Soap Factory

514 2nd St SE, Minneapolis

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Nov 2nd 2016

Opportunity Closes

Monday, Dec 5th 2016, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists