Calls for Entries

These notices, listed chronologically by due date, are provided as a service to the sponsoring organizations.   Placement herein should not be considered endorsement of or promotion by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

MN Artists Program/Walker Art Center
2019 Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline November 20

Through November 20th, we are accepting proposals from artists to serve as guest curators for a series of one-night events at the Walker Art Center. We are looking for artists to propose a central idea or question (that may arise from their own practice), and help shape a multifaceted event to explore that question with a general audience. We are hoping to create exchange between metro area artists and artists living in greater Minnesota, so covering travel costs for greater MN artists is incorporated into the program. You can find more detailed information here:

Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission
Public Art - Looking for Artists
Submission Deadline November 26

The Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission is facilitating the design and creation of a mural to be located in downtown Grand Rapids as well as the creation of water-themed sculptures to be located throughout the City. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below. To learn more about each project please click the links below. Please submit all RFQ materials via email to: All materials must be received by 4 p.m., CST, Monday, November 26, 2018. No RFQs will be accepted after this time. If you need clarification or further information, contact Tom Pagel, City Administrator at 218.326.7626.

Minnesota Varsity
Classical MN Public Radio

Submission Deadline December 3 at 9am

Composers ages 14-18 and grades 9-12 are invited to submit one original score (3-7 minutes in length) for any combination of the specific instruments listed here.  You may compose/submit a  trio for all three players; a duet (piano and violin; cello & violin, cello & piano); or an unaccompanied solo for piano, violin, or cello. Music for any other instruments will not be accepted for this year’s competition. To participate, read all the rules and apply online here:

• Monday, December 3 @ 9:00am: the final deadline to submit your composition. Late entries are NOT accepted.
• Saturday, 2/23/2019: Mentoring Day in Saint Paul
• Saturday afternoon, 5/11/2019: Showcase Concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall

Brainerd Public Library
Request for Public Art Proposals
Submission Deadline December 7

The Brainerd Public Library has been awarded a grant to commission kinetic/wind art to be placed outside of the library. The intent is to allow for an art installation that will provide an inspirational experience to all visiting the library. A wide range of proposals are invited. Deadline for submission of proposals is December 7, 2018. For more information please view the RFP linked here.

Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll
Call for Art 2019-2020
Submission Deadline January 31, 2019

The 2019-2020 Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll “Call for Art” is now open! Artists selected to exhibit will receive a $1,000 honorarium, with the opportunity for an additional $500 People’s Choice award. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019. For more information go to:

Jerome Foundation
Arts Organization Grants
Submission Deadline February 1, 2019

Program guidelines are now available for two-year grants to arts organizations to support ongoing programs for early career artists.  Visit our website to download the guidelines (with specifics on funding amounts, eligibility, timeline, selection criteria, and process).  Grants will be awarded in 2020; the next round of arts organization grants will be available in 2022.  Download the Guidelines PDF.

Northern Woods Exhibition
Submission Deadline April 15, 2019

Call to Woodworkers and Artists - Opportunity to present your work to the public at the 36th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition in Eden Prairie April 25-28.  Online Applications.  In 2016, 114,942 visited Eden Prairie Center during the Exhibition.

SMU Page Theatre

The Page Theatre seeks submissions from local artists interesting in exhibiting in their Ben Miller Lobby. Opportunities to exhibit are available throughout the year. This opportunity is unpaid, but artists are welcome to sell their work (the Page Theatre does not broker sales or take a commission). In addition, artists may choose to host a reception during their exhibit.
For consideration, please email a biography/artist statement, work samples, and a link to any web presence to Submissions will be considered on an ongoing basis. At this time, we are not equipped to display 3D or sculptural work.