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.

Southern MN Book & Art Festival
Henderson Event Center
registration deadline Friday, September 6

This is a call for authors, poets, spoken word/storytellers, visual artists, illustrators, and publishers to register for the Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival on October 5, 2019 at the Henderson Event Center, Henderson, MN. Vendor/exhibitor space is FREE at this event and artists keep 100% of their sales. Registration deadline is September 6, 2019. Go to

Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Arts of the Holidays Show & Sale
submission deadline Friday, September 13

Minnetonka Center for the Arts issues a call for artists for their 2019 Arts of the Holidays Show & Sale.  The event runs November 13 through December 21.  All details can be found on their website (click here).

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation
Mentor Artist Fellowship
submission deadline Monday, September 30, 5pm

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation's (NACF) Mentor Artist Fellowship is a regional individual artist project award that focuses on artistic mentoring in the Upper Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest regions. The Fellowship is open to eligible, established American Indian and Alaska Native artists of 10 years or more who want to mentor an emerging American Indian or Alaska Native artist apprentice in either the Traditional or Contemporary Visual Arts categories for a period of fifteen months, beginning April 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.

Mentor Artist Fellowship is a $30,000 award distributed to the mentor artist. The award will be divided as follows: $20,000 for the mentor, $5,000 for the joint art project, and $5,000 for the apprentice’s participation (travel expenses, supplies, stipend, etc.).   Notifications will be sent by March 2020.

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