Call for Entries

These 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. 

Poetography XI at Crossings
Deadline for Photographers Friday, June 13, 5:00pm
Deadline for Poets Friday, August 1, 5:00pm

Call for photographers and poets:  Is your picture is worth thoughtful words?  Can a photograph awaken your poetry muse? Crossings is looking for photographs that evoke poetry, and poets to write the poems, for its sixth Poetography exhibit August 18 to October 4, 2014. This juried exhibition will feature original photographs paired with poems they inspire.  A full-color, glossy chapbook of images and poems will be produced and made available at a nominal cost to participants.  Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit photos – those that speak volumes about life, love, loss, or little moments that encapsulate the human experience. The stories the photos tell, the questions they raise or the wonder they express are more important than technical perfection. We encourage playful, quirky, layered and hands-on images.  Please submit no more than three (3) photographs as high-resolution, digital files via email to: Complete an entry form and include a $15 jury fee per person.  The juried photographs will be posted on the Crossings website on Friday, June 20, 2014. Each poem submitted must correspond to a specific photograph in this collaboration. Complete an entry form and include a $5 jury fee per person. Submit up to five poems.  Registration forms and full details.

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 and 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

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