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Opportunity Highlight

February 25, 2021
Highlights include Lanesboro Arts' Art in the Park, Emerge Community Zine at Prøve Gallery, HCCC Artist Residency Program, and more!

Minneapolis Arts Commission
The Arts Commission was created by ordinance 951.010 in 1974 to foster the development of the arts, to seek financial support for the arts, to advise the City Council on arts-related matters and to stimulate participation in and appreciation of the arts by all Minneapolis residents.

  • Seats 1 and 2: Terms beginning Jan 1, 2019, and ending Dec 31, 2021; applicants must be individual practicing artists.
  • Seats 10, 11, and 12: Terms beginning Jan 1, 2021 and ending Dec 31, 2023; applicants must be arts lay person
  • Seat 16: Term beginning Jan 1, 2021 and ending Dec 31, 2023; applicants must be an administrative staff or board member of an arts organization.
Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Applicants must fall under one of the following categories:
  • Administrative staff or board member of an arts organization
  • Lay person
  • Artist
Individuals should indicate on their application which category they would like to be considered for appointment. Members of the Arts Commission must be residents or property tax payers of Minneapolis. The City’s open appointments ordinance lists conditions for waiving the residency requirement.

Note: Vacancies may have incumbents seeking re-appointment.
For more information, view the website
Call for Artists: Downtown Hennepin Avenue Project
The City of Minneapolis invites public artists to apply to design and create public art for the reconstruction of downtown Hennepin Avenue. Reconstruction will occur between 12th Street and Washington Avenue. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the design team and community to create public artworks for the newly reconstructed public realm. Some possible goals of the public art project include:
  • Be a welcoming and iconic entrance to the Hennepin Theatre District.
  • Be thoughtfully integrated into the planned architectural and landscape designs.
  • Celebrate community history and the diversity of the area, people of all ages, origins, and stages of life.
View the Request for Proposal (PDF)

Optional Informational Meeting for Artists: March 4th at 4:00 p.m. Email Denetrick Powers for a link to the meeting.
  • Questions are due to Denetrick Powers by 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 2021.
  • Intent to Apply deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Fill out the online form.
  • Full application deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. (upload to provided folder)
To learn more, please contact Dirk at
Call for Artists: The 2021 Project
The vision of the 2021 Project is to bring artists and city staff together in the early stages of planning public spaces to select more integrated, community-responsive public art sites.

These artists will recommend public art sites and projects within the City's Capital Improvement Program, a six-year plan for the construction and renovation of City buildings, parks and infrastructure. They will work collaboratively with Public Works, Property Services and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to dig into their capital improvement projects, engage relevant communities, and prioritize sites for public art funding, bringing them before the Public Art Advisory Panel for approval for future public art proposals.

View the Request for Qualifications
View the Questions and Answers
View the Recording from the Informational Meeting

Intent to Apply deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021. Fill out the online form.

Full application deadline: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (upload to provided folder)
Austin Area Arts: 4th Avenue Fest Outdoor Artwork
"Seeking an artist that is willing and available to conduct a community art project where hundreds of members of the public of all ages create a work of public art.

The public will contribute to the art on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Austin, Minnesota. It is part of an event called 4th Avenue Fest hosted by many community partners. The lead agency for the project is the City of Austin Culture and Arts Commission. It may be possible to have some pre-work on the project happen earlier in June.
  • The creation will be on display outdoors and it should be viewable for about 24 hours minimum. A large (30 ft x 30 ft) tent can be provided if needed for rain protection. It does not necessarily need to be a "permanent" creation.
  • The final product can be anything that is the sum of many parts that are created by different individuals. We are open to many genres/media.
  • The total budget for the project to pay for artist's time and materials is $5,000. Because of this limited budget, we assume the artist(s) will be SE Minnesota based. There is not a lot of room for travel budget.
One example of what it could be is this: dump a truck load of sand in a parking lot, provide tools and a 'supervising' artist and the public builds a huge sand castle."
To learn more, please contact Laura at
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Thursday, February 25