Calls For Artists

Media Artists Fellowship | FilmNorth
The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public discussion panel featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend a professional conference in New York or Los Angeles, and by offering four free classes through FilmNorth during the fellowship year.

Applications Open until March 11, 2019 at 5 p.m.
For Guidlines and Submission visit

For questions about the fellowships or the application process, contact Eric Mueller, Program Administrator, FilmNorth, 651-644-1912,

Ceramic Artists/Administrators/Students/POCI | NCECA Scholarships
Northern Clay Center is releasing a call for applications for NCECA 2019 Scholarship Programs to increase attendance to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference coming to Minneapolis in 2019. For more information on the Conference visit:

The scholarships serve a variety of constituents, including artists, arts administrators, college students, and POCI artists.

Greater Minnesota Artists (Emerging & Mid-Career)- Scholarship Application:
This scholarship provides post facto reimbursement for 50% of your 4-day pass to NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Greater Minnesota Arts Administrators - Scholarship Application:
This scholarship provides post facto reimbursement for 50% of your 4-day pass to NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Greater Minnesota College Student - Scholarship Application:
This scholarship provides post facto reimbursement for 50% of your 4-day conference to NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

NCECA 2019 Scholarship for POCI Artists - Scholarship Application:
This scholarship provides post facto reimbursement for 100% of your 4-day conference to NCECA 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

Contact Mackenzie Catton, Program Associate, 612.339.8007 ext 319, For more information about the Northern Clay Center visit

The Saint John’s Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program is a studio residency for artists to experience a community-centered approach to ceramic art using local clay and natural materials. Eligible individuals include emerging visual artists of any medium from Minnesota or New York City. Program participants are provided studio space, clay, access to technical assistance, an award of $3,600, and room and board. Although age is not a factor in determining an emerging artist, artists in BFA or MFA programs should finish all academic commitments before applying. Two award recipients are selected each year via jury to participate in residencies at The Saint John’s Pottery during the month of June. Works are later fired in the Johanna Kiln, the largest wood-firing kiln in North America.

Applications must be received by March 1st, 2019. Award recipients will be notified in March for each June residency. To apply please complete an online application form through at the following web address: For more information about applying to The Saint John’s Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program, visit online at or contact Ryan Kutter, Studio Manager, at (320) 363­-2930 and

MN Shorts taking short play scripts
MANKATO - The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival is accepting short play scripts from Jan. 1 to March 1 for its upcoming 11th Annual festival this fall. The short play festival features seven of the best short plays from Minnesota writers and seven of the best short plays from around the Midwest and Merely Players performs the shows Sept. 5-6 in Mankato.

Short plays must be 10 pages or less and should be emailed as a pdf with the writer's name and contact information on the title page only. Plays can be emailed to Judges will read the scripts in the blind and choose the 7 Minnesota scripts to be performed this fall.

Minnesota playwrights can submit up to TWO short plays for the festival. For more information, go to or contact the coordinator at 507-420-1881. 

2019 Artist Opportunities @ Franconia Sculpture Park
Located on 43-acres in the scenic St. Croix River Valley, 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, USA. Franconia offers a place where artists live, create, and exhibit three-dimensional artwork. Artists push themselves to achieve new visions at Franconia, beyond what they ever thought was possible. Each artist undergoes a transformation, leaving with a renewed focus, new skills, and lifelong connections.

For complete details and application instructions, visit Franconia's website:
Contact Amber White with questions: 651) 257-6668 2019

2019 Hot Metal Residency
Hot Metal Interns arrive July 18 and are joined by Hot Metal Artists on July 25. During the residency, you will participate in bonded sand mold-making workshops, and work together on a pour crew for the community Iron Pour on August 3 and the Artists-in-Residence Pour on August 10. Cost for the residency is $450. The fee is waived for interns in exchange for daily assistance with pour preparations and educational workshops. The fee for artists includes outdoor studio space, up to 2,000 lbs of sand and 300 lbs of iron, tools required for large-scale work, equipment, engineering, and staff support. Artists and interns camp on-site and participate in Franconia's daily cooking and cleaning schedule. All artists are expected to bring hand tools, safety equipment, and small power tools. Work made during the residency and pour will be included in Franconia's Hot Metal exhibition.
Deadline: March 9, 2019

Arts Administration Internship
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
Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Art In the Park | Eden Prairie
The City of Eden Prairie supports local and regional artists by hosting this annual event that showcases their artwork and promotes business. Arts in the Park is a daylong art fair featuring work for sale by local and regional artists. The event includes live entertainment, lawn games, art activities, a beer tasting and food trucks.

Submissions are accepted online
To participate as a vendor, submit all materials no later than April 5, 2019. Paper copies of the application are available at the City Center. For more information, please contact Jes Schrom at 952-949-8304.

Call for Art | 6x6x2019
Join the international small art phenomenon, only in Rochester, NY! It’s free to enter and all artworks are accepted! As you might have guessed, the only stipulation is that the artwork is six inches square.
Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s 6x6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through the end of the exhibition. Limit four artworks per school or school group (no limit for colleges).
The entry deadline is April 14 or postmarked by April 13. Entry Forms:
Learn more here:

Calling for MN Artisans | Elk RiverFest
Come and join us at Elk River Fest this summer July 6th in downtown Elk River. Currently we are only accepting original handmade unique products and craft exhibitors. If there is space after May 1, 2019 we will allow a maximum of 5 multi-level marketing businesses into the event. The goal of this to keep the majority of the vendors as unique as possible.

If you would like to be considered for this please fill out this form, without payment and we will hold you on the wait list. If your business is selected, you will receive information regarding payment and other forms necessary.

For more information and submission form, visit

Call for Art | St Cloud Hospital
Seeking artists to exhibit work in St. Cloud Hospital and CentraCare Health Plaza for the 2019 year. Artwork is hung up on a Walker Display system. The purpose of the exhibit is to help artists sell their artwork with 15% commission contributed to the St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary that supports programs for patients and families. Backings on any artwork must be secure. All artwork must be framed, including photographs.
Each piece of artwork must have one of the enclosed cards tagged to the lower-right corner with the following information:
a. Artist’s name
b. Contact information
c. Name of piece
d. Price, including tax e. Number of piece

Download the complete Procedures and Instructions for Artwork at St. Cloud Hospital
Download the complete Procedures and Instructions for Artwork at CentraCare Health Plaza

Artists can submit a photos of artwork via email to Melinda, The subcommittee will review the work and accepted artists will be notified. A schedule will then be determined for exhibition.

Call for Artists | Sherburne Area Visual Arts Showcase
Looking for adults artists in 2D and 3D fine art & photography to show during a Free art fair Monday, June 10 - 14 2019 at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave SE, Becker. For questions or registration information: Barb G. 320-743-2952 or email

The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, a group of professional and amateur woodworkers invite you to present your work to the public at the 36th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition, Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN, April 25-28.

The Exhibition has an estimated $4,000.00 in cash prizes available for Best in Show, Best Original Design, Best Traditional Piece, Best Turning, Best Detail, Best Finish, Most Technically Accomplished, 3 Judge’s Awards and Best First Time in Show. Award winners receive a professional photo of their entry and are posted on the Guild’s website at Photos of all entries appear in the Catalogue.

Applications must be submitted online at
Registration closes April 15, 2019.