Calls 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.

Chatfield Arts & Heritage Day
Call for Artist Vendors
Application Deadline July 1

This community festival and indoor art fair are free and open to the public with live music, food vendors, historical reenactments, art exhibits, and hands-on arts activities throughout the day. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will perform that evening at 7:30pm in the Potter Auditorium (paid admission required). †The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 1, 2017. Guidelines are available for download and applications can be completed online at A non-refundable $10 application fee applies. The booth fee for accepted artists is $75 for a 10'x10' or 8'x12' space. Artists are responsible for their own displays however a limited number of tables onsite available for a small fee. †Direct link to the online application:

Mid-Career Project Grants
Forecast Public Art
Submission Deadline July 18

Forecast Public Art’s Mid-Career Project Grant supports mid-career public artists to create an artist-initiated dream project! Furthering the careers of Minnesota-based public artists, this grant provides an opportunity for artists to develop a new project anywhere in the state of Minnesota. †Application Deadline: July 18, 2017 †Application Requirements: †Apply Online:††Questions:

Made Here - Energy
Submission Deadline August 14

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces an open call for the upcoming run of Made Here. †Submissions are accepted until August 14th. †This run's theme is Energy. †The link to the open call is†

Aesthetica Art Prize
Submission Deadline August 31

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.
The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.†Prizes include:† £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox,†Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica,†Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine,†Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology,†£250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton,†Art books courtesy of Prestel.†Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.†Up to two works can be submitted per Entry Fee, except for the Video, Installation & Performance category in which one work can be submitted.†Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit