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. 

The Playwrights' Center
Fellowship Programs for Theater Artists and Playwrights
Submission deadlines vary

Arts Elevated at RST
Rochester International Airport
Submission deadline November 31, 2019

In partnership with the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust, the Rochester International Airport issues a call to Minnesota artists for 2D artwork to display and consign at the Airport.  Applications and information available at CaFE: project info and artist starter kit.

COMPAS Teaching Artist Roster
Applications due December 1

COMPAS is looking for new Minnesota artists to add to our Roster of Professional Teaching Artists! Applicants must be residents of Minnesota working as professional artists in their discipline and 5 years of teaching artist experience is preferred. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2019. COMPAS will invite select applicants to a panel interview with artists, staff, community members, site partners and students in January of 2020. If selected by the panel, artists will be required to go through a full-day orientation and round of observations in spring of 2020. Our priorities are listed on the complete posting. Online applications are preferred, but we are happy to also take paper applications as well. For questions about applying to become a COMPAS Teaching Artist please e-mail Julie Strand, arts program director,

Emerging Artist Exhibition
Lanesboro Arts Gallery
Applications due December 2

Lanesboro Arts is pleased to announce an opportunity for emerging visual artists to display their work in a professional gallery setting at Lanesboro Arts during winter 2020. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will showcase a body of work from 2 - 3 emerging artists from throughout the country.

Holiday Harmony
Zumbro Valley Chorus
October 1 thru December 10

The Zumbro Valley Chorus is looking for you!  Women of all ages are invited to brighten their holiday season with the joy of singing.  Season October 1 thru December 10.  Rehearsals Tuesdays, 7pm, 222 Sixth Ave SW, Rochester.  For more information contact Jan at 507-421-7763 or

Gallery Exhibition Shows
Lanesboro Arts
Annual submission deadline December 31

Accepting entries for artwork to exhibit in solo or two-person shows in the Exhibition Gallery at Lanesboro Arts in 2022.  Available exhibits in 2022 are approximately eight weeks in length and artists working in all visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply. The Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery seeks artworks that enrich and engage both artist and community by sparking dialogue and connection. Complete details are available if you click here.

The Big Read!
National Education Association
Submission deadline January 29

In Honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, the 2020-21 list of NEA Big Read Books includes classic literature by four female authors. Excited? We are too!  Submit your application by January 29, 2020 for grants up to $15k to support a community-wide literary program around one of these books.

Winona Poetry Walk
Winona Fine Arts Commission
Submission deadline January 31

The Winona Fine Arts Commission, with the support of the City Staff and Council, is launching a new public art project The Winona Poetry Walk, consisting of original poetry stamped into sidewalks beginning this Spring, starting in downtown Winona.  Entrants must be City of Winona residents or current full time students and all submissions may be made online through or by clicking the button at the right of the Fine Arts Commission webpage

Sculpt Siouxland
Sioux City Art Center
Application deadline January 31

Iowa's Sioux City Art Center call for entries for its annual juried exhibition of outdoor sculptures displayed throughout downtown Sioux City.  Exhibition schedule June 4, 2020 through June 3, 2021.  Honorarium $1,500 per sculpture, Jury's Choice Award $1,500.  For complete information, please visit 

McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Apply by March 1, 2020

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to partner with the McKnight Foundation to offer two fellowships to mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field.  Applications open December 1, 2019.  Please visit for more information.

Arts Administration Internship
Franconia Sculpture Park
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Franconia Sculpture Park's Arts Administration Internship provides 'hands-on' immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization located in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles NE of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia provides residence and workspace to emerging and established artists in a 43-acre sculpture park.  There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences.
This type of internship is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration, or nonprofit management careers. Primary responsibilities include assisting staff with day-to-day operations of the artist and education programs and may include helping with research; social networking outreach; marketing and publicity; graphic/web design; photography; database management; and assisting with activities that help promote Franconia and enhance public participation.
Arts Administration Internships are unpaid and last two to four months. This internship is flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate other commitments and varying time frames. We require a commitment of at least 16 hours a week for locally based interns who commute to Franconia. Interns who stay in residence at Franconia (free room & board) contribute at least 35 hours per week.  Franconia agrees to work with the intern to fulfill any necessary academic requirements and address any identified learning goals/objectives.  For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website:
Contact Amber White with questions: (651) 257-6668