Calls For Artists

FORECAST Public Art Grants
We support public artists through funding and training. Grants, technical assistance, learning opportunities and resources advance artists of all skill levels. Deadline to submit is October 17, 2018

Mid-Career Project Grant [5 grants, $10,000 each]
This grant supports the creation of new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, and more. Mid-Career

Professional Development Grant [2 grants, $5000 each]
This grant supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art. Funding can be used to support the development of a project idea or to participate in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists. Professional development activities can range from residencies to apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, skill development, and the creation of project models or prototypes, as long as the overall outcome is to advance the applicant’s public art career. [See definition of mid-career below].

Early-Career Project Grant [2 grants, $8000 each]
These grants support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist. Projects may be additionally supported by public or nonprofit agencies, or through in-kind sources, however, private commissions are not eligible.  NOTE: The project site must be secured by the application deadline (written documentation of site approval is required in the application).

Early-Career Research + Development Grant [4 grants, $2500 each]
These grants support early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development, or model building. R+D grants may be used for the development of proposals for other public or nonprofit agencies, however, they may not be used for private commissions.

Definitions, FAQ's, grant writing tips, and more information is available at

Call for Entries|‘Spitting Image’ self-portrait group exhibition
Lanesboro, Minn. – Calling all visual artists creating self-portraits!  Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Spitting Image’ exhibition, a juried self-portrait group show which will run February 9 – April 6, 2019. Visual artists working in a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, are welcome to apply. Both 2D and 3D entries will also be accepted.  

To be considered by the jury, artists may e-mail photos of 1-5 entries that are primarily depictions of themselves. All styles of self-portraiture, including realism, abstraction, representational, traditional, non-representational, modern and conceptual, will be accepted. Artists are encouraged to showcase their individuality and unique style while also revealing insight into a creative process of self-discovery and realization.  

Deadline for entries is January 2, 2019.

Images e-mailed to with ‘Portrait of The Artist’ in the subject line should include the following information for each entry: title, medium, size, dimensions, and retail price. Artists should also submit their mailing address, phone number, website and artist statement. Entries are also accepted via the postal service. Mail a CD or flash drive with high resolution digital images and a hard copy list of the information for each item to Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN  55949.  

Please contact Gallery Director Robbie Brokken with any questions or requests for additional information at (507) 467-2446 x2 or

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