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.

Art in the Park Festival
Lanesboro Arts Center
Submission Deadline March 22

We are looking for artists to participate in the upcoming Art in the Park Festival, which will be helpd July 15, 2019.  Here is the link to our website  Any questions or comments, please let me know.  Dana Sillils, Lanesboro Arts, 

McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship
Online Application Now Open

Submission Deadline March 29 at noon

The McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship program rewards Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who have created a substantial body of work to be at a career stage beyond emerging. This year a total of six $25,000 fellowships will be awarded. In addition, the Visual Artist fellows will have the opportunity to meet with six visiting national critics, to participate in a McKnight Discussion Series that features fellows and invited critics, and to use additional funds for individualized professional development activities.

Northern Woods Exhibition
Submission Deadline April 15

Call to Woodworkers and Artists - Opportunity to present your work to the public at the 36th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition in Eden Prairie April 25-28.  Online Applications.  In 2016, 114,942 visited Eden Prairie Center during the Exhibition.

The Women's Art Institute
Summer Studio Intensive
Application Deadline April 29

St. Catherine University and Minneapolis College of Art and Design invite applications for the Women's Art Institute, a summer intensive studio course for contemporary women artists of all ages and backgrounds, to be held June 3-27 in St. Paul.  

Jerome Foundation
Film, Video and Digital Production
Application Deadline May 1 at 4pm Central Time

Program guidelines are now available for production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors who reside in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the experimental, narrative, animation or documentary genres.  This program provides grants to individual filmmakers to support specific projects, both short and full-length, for production and select post-production expenses (not pre-production, or marketing, distribution, or festival fees). The program also does not fund retroactively: only costs incurred after the grant is awarded and a grant contract is signed will be supported. The awards of up to $30,000 do not require matching funds.

This program is offered every two years. Funds awarded can be used between October 31, 2019 and October 31, 2021.  isit our website to download the guidelines (with specifics on eligibility, timeline, selection criteria, and more).

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