Calls For Artists

Call for Volunteer Artists | Police Activities League PAL
PAL is seeking artists to lead activities with the assistance of officers. A $40/night stipend and supply reimbursement is offered.

  • Foley PAL program meets Thursdays, June 7 - July 12, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lion’s Park, 550 Pine St, Foley, MN (No event July 5, Picnic on July 12)
  • Rice PAL program meets Thursdays, July 19 - August 16, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Westside Park, corner of 1st St. NW and 4th Ave NW, Rice, MN

PAL provides positive interaction between children ages 5-15 who attend and police officers from the Foley Police Department, Rice Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s office. It allows the youth to see an officer, who is out of uniform, as a person; creating an opportunity to build better relationships. Each night participants will be able to choose from various athletic event alike baseball, kickball, dodge-ball or arts and crafts activities. There is No cost (FREE) for children and they may join at any time. A free PAL T-shirt will be awarded to each participant.

If you are interested in volunteering for PAL, contact Troy Heck, Benton County Sheriff, 320-968-8199 or email

Call for Musicians/Composers | 2018/19 Cedar Commissions
Cedar Commissions is a program that commissions 6 local, emerging composers and musicians each year to create and perform new music, made possible with a grant from the Jerome Foundation The Cedar encourages applicants from all musical genres and styles.

The Cedar is committed to supporting a diverse cohort of artists that reflects its stewardship of global music, relationships, and community. Indigenous people and people of color are encouraged to apply. The Cedar will work to address any barriers to the application process such as language, technology, ability, etc. Please contact Jess Rau at with questions.

Each artist is paid $3,500 plus a $1,000 stipend for additional performance expenses Since the program’s launch, we have commissioned 45 artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. For a history of past projects visit

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018, 11:59 PM
For more information and to apply, visit

2019 Call for Exhibit Proposals | MacRostie Art Center
We invite proposals from artists, emerging and established, for exhibitions in any media and in any subject area.  Exhibition proposals are reviewed by the Exhibits Committee, which is made up of MAC staff, board, and community members. 

A group exhibition proposal should include:
• Written proposal outlining the exhibition – please include whether the work has been exhibited at another venue (where and when) and whether the work will be for sale (with approximate price points)
• Resumes of all participating artists
• Biographies of all participating artists
• 6 – 10 digital images representative of the exhibition

A solo exhibition proposal should include:
• Written proposal outlining the exhibition – please include whether the work has been exhibited at another venue (where and when) and whether the work will be for sale (with approximate price points)
• Artist Statement
• Biography
• Resume
• 6 – 10 digital images of your work that are representative of the exhibition

Proposal Submissions for exhibition proposals are accepted until June 1, 2018

For Proposal guidelines visit

Call For Artists (RFQ)| Public Art Design and Commission

St. Cloud State University Student Health and Academic Renovation at Eastman Hall Artwork

location: Interior Wall
Budget: $45,000-$65,000
Type of artworks to be considered: Two-dimensional or low-relief sculpture attached to the wall surface. This might include paintings, tile work, mosaic, metal or ceramic relief, wood, textile, mixed media, photographs or digital images printed on a high-pressure laminate surface, or other materials.

Deadline for RFQ Response Submission: 3:00 p.m. CST, June 11, 2018
Artwork Installation Date: Spring, 2019
For full RFQ, please visit:
Tab located under “Facilities Consultant & Contractor Opportunities,” “Request for Qualifications (RFQs),” “Request for Qualifications – St. Cloud State University Eastman Hall Art”
For questions, please follow the formal process as outlined in the RFQ.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program | Lanesboro, MN
Lanesboro Arts invites emerging artists of any discipline living in Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to apply to the place-based Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create new work and explore new ideas while utilizing the dynamic and compelling assets of an entire rural community as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation.

Through 2-week and 4-week residencies, the program offers emerging artists lodging, studio space, project/community facilitation, a weekly stipend of $1,000, and the time and space to focus solely on their community-engaged artistic practice. 

The application deadline for the 2019 Lanesboro Artist Residency is Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Complete program guidelines are available at

Eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on the Lanesboro Arts website. Jury review will take place in July and applicants will be notified by August 17, 2018 at the latest as to the status of their application. Selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by September 4, 2018.

Contact Program Director Adam Wiltgen for more information: 507-467-2446 or

Millstream Arts Festival | St. Joseph
Millsream Arts Festival is an outdoor, juried art show held on the last Sunday in September from 11 AM to 5 PM on Main Street in St. Joseph, Minnesota.  Millstream Arts Festival gives artists a venue to display and sell their work to a large, interested audience. All artwork is juried, which provides us with a higher level of quality, diversity and creativity of art on display, exemplifying the gifted artists in the region. Participation is open to all artists working in basketry, ceramics, fibers, handmade paper, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, mixed media, original two-dimensional fine arts, and literary arts. The work exhibited must be of original concept, designed and crafted by the applicant—unique art forms developed primarily for aesthetic and/or original concept rather than practical application except in cases of true folk artistry. Jurors will look for quality, originality and consistency of design.
Artists’ fees are used to produce the event the following year. Crowd numbers are estimated at over 8,000. Images: 4 (a booth shot is required) Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
Deadline to apply is July 1.
More information at and Application via Zapplication.

Call for Artists |45th Annual Marine Art Fair
The Marine Art Fair Committee is looking for artists for this year’s Marine Art Fair, happening Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10 am - 5 p.m. The Marine annual Art Fair features over 100 artists displaying a variety of fine arts, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, and photography. The Art Fair takes place in picturesque downtown Marine on St. Croix and has a reputation of being outstanding. Whether you’re an experienced artist, or you are a new and up and coming artist, we are looking for you! For more information or an application, go to or email

2018 Photography in the Gardens
Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society invites you to participate by entering photos taken at the gardens. Any visitor is eligible to enter the contest. Prizes are offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Youth and Adult age groups.

Photo Contest runs from January through November.  Entries are due November 2 & 3, 2018 at the Lake George Municipal Complex 1101 7th Street South, St Cloud, MN.  

Download the Guidelines and Application at

Award Ceremony to take place at a Public Gallery opening on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm held at the St Cloud Public Library.  Gallery will open at 2:30 pm and refreshments will be served.  
If you have questions about the Photo Contest, please email