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  • Emily Gastineau updated the Opportunity Volunteer Coordinator
    Illuminated Reef Collective, The Illuminated Reef, Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Max Haynes. Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the LRT Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern Spark’s climat…
  • Aniccha Arts, Census, West River Parkway, Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Dusty Hoskovec. Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the Metro Transit Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern …
  • Photo: Dusty Hoskovec   Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the Metro Transit Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern Spark’s climate change theme under the banner of Climate C…
  • 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 Lights.mn 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 a…
  • Emily Gastineau posted a new Opportunity Art(ists) On the Verge 9
    Jessica R. Henderson, here i am am i here, AOV7 fellowship. Photo: Rik Sferra We are pleased to announce a call for a ninth round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV9), which will take place from March 2017 – April 2018. Art(ists) On the Verge is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interacti…
  • Robin Garwood, Wishing Well, Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Max Haynes.  Northern Lights.mn is excited to announce that we are now seeking artist proposals for the Climate Rising Collaboration projects for Northern Spark 2017 on June 10th. For this opportunity, artists will team up with one of 6 Partner Organizations to address a local, national or global climate change issue related to their specific mission through the creation and presentation of a Northern Spark project. For more informati…
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Opportunity Northern Spark 2017
    Cedarside 2016 Artists with Muna Ahmed, Blessing the Boats. Photo: Dusty Hoskovec. Northern Lights.mn is thrilled to announce the launch of our artist open calls for Northern Spark 2017. The festival, which will take place on Saturday, June 10th, will be the culmination of a full-year of urgent & imaginative programming around the theme of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising. The Light Rail Green Line will act as the creative spine of the festival, spanning US Bank Stadium in Downtown Minneapol…
  • Artist-Business-Collaborators (ABC) in the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) On August 10, 20 Artist-Business Collaborators (ABC) attended a gathering at Forecast Public Art with the desire to create unforgettable all-night installations in the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) during Northern Spark 2017. Also present was the Chair of the Environmental & Natural Resource Commission for the City of Maplewood to assist with concept questions related to the Northern Spark theme of Cl…
  • Emily Gastineau posted a new Opportunity Business Manager
    Northern Lights.mn is a collaborative, interactive media-oriented, arts organization from the Twin Cities for the world. We create platforms with and for artists, audiences, and partners to experiment with and experience innovative art in the public sphere. Northern Spark is an all­ night arts festival.  Now in its 6th year, Northern Spark will light up Minneapolis on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with the theme of Climate Chaos / Climate Rising. This theme will continue into 2017 for the largest-…
  • Northern Spark is a free annual dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival draws tens of thousands of Minnesotans each year to interact with giant outdoor projections, temporary installations and performances by local and national artists.  Climate Chaos | Climate Rising explores the interconnected, evolving, long-term consequences of climate change. The science of climate change is complex, and Northern Spark will give the public creative new ways to explore the issue, challenging us to thi…