Call for EntriesThese notices, listed chronologically by due date, are provided as a service to the sponsoring organizations. Placement herein should not be considered endorsement of or promotion by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.
The Big Read
Submission Deadline January 28, 2014
The Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide eading programs between September 2014 and June 2015. The Big Read is a national program designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected. To review the guidelines and application instructions and discover two new titles available for selection this year, visit www.neabigread.org. Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612-238-8010 or email TheBigRead@artsmidwest.org.
Crossings Poet-Artist Collaboration XIII
Entries due Wed, January 29, 2014
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Crossings at Carnegie (Zumbrota, MN) invites poets and artists to submit their work to the thirteenth Poet-Artist Collaboration, an annual exhibit in which artists create work inspired by poetry. Poets may submit up to 3 poems. Artists may submit samples of their work. Registration forms and full details available at our website.
Sculpt Siouxland (Sioux City, Iowa)
Submission Deadline January 31, 2014
Dear Valued Artist, you are invited to participate in the Sculpt Siouxland Exhibit. Sculptures chosen for the 2014-2015 exhibit will be on loan by Sculpt Siouxland for a duration of one year to be featured in a unique outdoor display located throughout downtown Sioux City. Call entry forms must be received no later than January 31, 2014. Information firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of Jury Results is February 20, 2014. Install days are June 4-5, 2014.
Rockford Midwestern 73 Biennial
Submission Deadline February 1, 2014
Artists residing in several midwestern states, including Minnesota, are invited to send in entries to the Rockford Art Museum’s 73rd biennial exhibition. More than $3,500 in prizes will be awarded. Prospectus online or call 815-968-2787 for more information. Exchibition dates May 16-September 28, 2014.
Grand Cities Art Fest (Grand Forks, ND)
Submission Deadlines March 14, 2014
Applications are available online for the Grand Cities Art Fest, to be held in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on June 14 and 15, 2014. Please visit www.novac.org to download your application. The North Valley Arts Council won’t be mailing applications this year, they are only available online. Questions? Call us, we’d love to hear from you 701-772-3710 or email@example.com.
Color Downtown (Rochester)
various projects w/varied deadlines
The Rochester Downtown Alliance has launched Color Downtown! The Downtown Cultural Initative, a committee that focuses on utilizing the Rochester community’s art and cultural assets in creating a vibrant, unique downtown that has a strong, diversified base for economic prosperity. Review the proposals and Web site for details.
Ford Foundation Space for Change
Planning & Pre-Development Grants
Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) is a ten-year national initiative to improve artists’ ability to make work, build social capital, and contribute to democratic values. LINC’s work focuses on six major themes of support for artists: demand and markets, direct support and validation, artist space, health insurance and health care, and training and professional development. 501(c)(3) organizations that directly serve both artists and communities are invited to apply for planning and pre-development grants on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.LINCnet.net.