Category Archives: Opportunities

Minnesota Statewide call for visual artists for digital commissions and coaching

Hennepin Theatre Trust partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor to produce ten works of original artwork by Minnesota-based artists to be featured on digital billboards across the region with messages of hope and gratitude to those who are working on the front lines during the stay-at-home period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eleven artists from diverse backgrounds were selected from the Trust’s broad network of visual artists who participated in the Made Here storefront initiative, a public art project that spanned five years activating vacant commercial storefronts with artistic displays in the Hennepin Theatre District.

The billboards launched on April 15 and the first round of artworks run through May 31 on boards that span the Twin Cities metro area.

Request for Qualifications

With generous support from the Minneapolis Foundation’s OneMPLS Pandemic Response Grants, Hennepin Theatre Trust and Clear Channel Outdoor have partnered to extend the initial pilot with an additional 30 original designs by Minnesota-based creatives.

We are seeking a pool of diverse artists who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to create designs to be displayed on our billboards during the summer of 2020. A diverse panel of artists and arts administrators will select the artists or artist groups to receive a $250 stipend for the new designs. Artists will also have the opportunity to apply for a series of individual coaching sessions additionally at no cost.

The deadline to apply is May 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Follow this link to apply:

Artist Relief – COVID-19 Grants for Artists

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and… Continue Reading

Volunteer for the Driftless Dance Festival!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Friday-Sunday | March 27-29 Various Locations | Winona, MN Be a part of the first annual Driftless Dance Festival! Festival volunteers receive a festival t-shirt and one complimentary ticket to a performance, master class, or workshop of their choice for each shift worked. To learn more and sign up… Continue Reading

LA Theatre Works Audition and Monologue Workshop

Wednesday | March 11 | 3:45-4:45pm Figliulo Recital Hall | Saint Mary’s Performance Center Taught by LA Theatre Works company members, this workshop offers student and professional actors techniques that are invaluable in pursuing a career in theater, television and film. Topics may include dealing with audition anxieties, etiquette with casting directors and directors,… Continue Reading

Artists Garage Sale

The 100 Mile Garage Sale draws thousands of people to the Winona area each year in search of bargains and treasures. Join other artists April 30 – May 3, 2020 to create the most spectacular garage sale in this event at Mississippi Mornings Art Studio. Clean out your studio, and fill our large studio and… Continue Reading

The Winona Poetry Walk

The Winona Fine Arts Commission, with the support of the City Staff and Council is launching a public art project The Winona Poetry Walk, consisting of original poetry stamped into sidewalks beginning this Spring, starting in downtown Winona. The Poetry Walk will officially open sometime late summer of 2020. Besides the original placement downtown, in… Continue Reading

Clay Play Day at Rivertown Pottery

Saturday | November 16 | 10:30am-5:30pm 252 E 8th St | Winona You are invited to our studio at Rivertown Pottery in Winona, MN. Demonstrations and assistance in hand building your own pottery. There are two ticket types available. The sculptor pass, which will let you come play with clay. Or the tour pass,… Continue Reading