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.

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

MCAD - Jerome Foundation
Fellowships for Emerging Artists
Application Deadline September 15

Apply online for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowship.†An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards five grants of $12,000 each to early career Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist's work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion. Information sessions will be held on August 10, 14 and 16.