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.

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:

Proposals for Maker Day
Southeast Service Cooperative
Submission Deadline July 28

Southeast Service Cooperative (Rochester) is hosting a Maker Day for K-12 Educators on October 24, 2017. We are inviting proposals for Learning Lab sessions from arts organizations and individuals.†The goal is for K-12 Educators to explore art and design as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) movement. Learning Lab facilitators are encouraged to develop learning sessions that help educators gain skills, confidence in using new materials and techniques, classroom activities, and create linkages from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). †See our website call for proposals. Proposals are due July 28, 2017 and can be submitted via online form.

Art & Outdoor Adventure
KSMQ Public Television

Contact Deadline August 11

KSMQ is seeking artists who are interested in being featured on an upcoming series currently under development. The series highlights outdoor adventures that are available in our region such as kayaking, rock climbing, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing etc. Artists will be invited to join a team participating in the adventure. After the experience, artists would create a piece of work reflective of the experience. It could be a sketch, a poem, a song, a sculpture…you name it – whatever your creative inspiration produces. The adventure, artist, and resulting artwork will be featured in a broadcast series scheduled to air in the summer of 2018. Filming will take place in 2017 and 2018. Artwork must be completed by May 1, 2018. If you would like to learn more, please email KSMQ Managing Editor Stephanie Passingham ( by August 11, 2017. Thank you!

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†

Rochester Art Center
Locavore and 2'x2'
Submission Deadline August 21

Rochester Art Center is holding a SE MN juried exhibition as well as an all participant included 2x2' grid project that will open in September.†Submission deadline: August 21, 2017,†Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2017.†We are also having a workshop on July 20 6-8 pm for artists that might need help with images...photographing or resizing. Contact for information.

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.