Category Archives: Career Opportunities

2014 Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship

From our friends @ The Loft Literary Center:

2014 Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship

The Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for artists of color and Indigenous artists, provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement community learning and enrichment plans.

Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $7,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. At least one winner will be a Minnesota resident. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, three writers are awarded grants.

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 11:59 p.m. Applicants are required to apply online.

For more information, visit:

From Congresswoman Betty McCollum

From Congresswoman Betty McCollum:

I am pleased to announce the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The contest is open to all high school students either attending school or residing in the Fourth Congressional District. The winning entry from the Fourth District will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit’s opening on Wednesday, June 26, 2013! Runners-up will be displayed in my congressional office in St. Paul.

Entries may be mailed or dropped off at my St. Paul office located on the corner of Western and Selby Avenues at 165 Western Avenue North, Suite 17, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Entries must be received by 5:30 PM on Monday, April 22, 2013. Only one submission per student is allowed.

There will be a reception to honor the artwork of all the students who participate, which will be held on Monday, May 13 at the St. Paul Union Depot. At that time, I will be announcing the winners of the competition and recognizing each participating student.

I hope that you will share this information with high school students in your community. Minnesota is a national arts leader, and I am thrilled to recognize the creativity and talent of our young artists through this contest. As a member of the National Council on the Arts, which is the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I am privileged to share Minnesota’s leadership, commitment, and excellence in the arts with the nation.

Please feel free to contact Megan Thrasher in my office at or 651-224-9191 for more details. You can also find this information on my website.


Betty McCollum
Member of Congress

Job Announcement from our friends at Springboard for the Arts

Now in the second year of Irrigate, Springboard is pleased to be deepening artist-led creative placemaking and community engagement along the Green Line by piloting an Artist Organizer program.  Springboard will be hiring up to FOUR (yes, four!) Artist Organizers to work within Host Organizations that impact the Green Line area.  This year, they are thrilled to work with: Frogtown Neighborhood Association, Project for Pride in Living, Trust for Public Land and the Saint Paul Public Schools.  Wow!

Artist Organizers will address Host priorities, engage other local artists, and create a “solo” project of their own design over a year.  AOs receive $30,000 for this part time position, and have access to up to $35,000 for the projects.

There will be two info sessions on Feb 13, 6-7pm and Feb 16, 10-11am at the Central Corridor Resource Center, 1080 University Ave W., Saint Paul.

Application deadline is February 28, 5pm.

To automatically download the full description and application, go to

Please share these opportunities with the artists you know!

What is Irrigate?

Irrigate is an artist-led creative placemaking initiative spanning the six miles of the Central Corridor Light Rail line in Saint Paul during the years of its construction. This is a unique opportunity that brings together huge infrastructure development, a high concentration of resident artists on both ends of the corridor, a diverse ethnic and cultural mix among the neighborhoods, and a city with a strong track record of artist community engagement. This artist-led community and economic development approach emphasizes cross-sector collaboration with local private and non-profit sectors. By mobilizing artists to engage in their community, Irrigate will change the landscape of the Central Corridor with color, art, surprise, creativity and fun.

Irrigate  is a partnership between the City of Saint Paul, Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Springboard for the Arts.

Springboard for the Arts Placemaking Workshops are accepting registrations

Do you dance in the dark, exhibit in galleries, sell at shows, get called for commissions, or create visions in your living room?  Maybe you’re known in the collectors’ world, or by your neighbors, or only by a select few in your family…but you are an artist!

Artists of any level, experience or discipline – who live, work or have a personal investment in the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) neighborhoods* – are invited to a complimentary training on placemaking and cross-sector collaboration.  Use your creative talents to have an impact on your neighborhood, your local businesses, and the light rail corridor.  After completing the training, artists will be eligible to apply for collaborative placemaking project support through a simple and speedy application process.


  • You consider yourself an artist.
  • You live, work or have a personal investment in at least one of the CCLRT neighborhoods.
  • You want to learn about placemaking and working cross-sector.


  • Free training on placemaking and collaboration tools.
  • New connections to neighborhood resources and other artists.
  • Eligibility to apply for collaborative placemaking project support (up to $1000 per eligible artist/per project up to a maximum of $3,000)

Dates for 2013
February 9 -FULL
March 9
April 13
May 18

All workshops are on Saturdays, 8:30am-5pm, located on or near the CCLRT.
Artists need only take one workshop.

* CCLRT neighborhoods are: St. Anthony Park, Hamline Midway, Frogtown, Downtown, Summit-University and Union Park.


For more information visit:

Open Call for SUBMISSIONS!


The Kong & Shu Project & Hmong National Development Present: Hmong Music For(ward) Education CD

Are you ready to take your music to the next level and share it with the world? We think you are! After an open call, 10 selected entries will have the opportunity to work with the Kong & Shu Project and various producers to record their very own song.

Selected entries will be featured on an exclusive compilation CD, of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Hmong National Development Educational Scholarship Fund. Entries for the Hmong Music Forward Education CD are open to all genres but must be an original song sung/delivered in Hmong.

For more information & to download application visit:

MPS seeks a Hmong Language Graphic Designer

The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is seeking a Hmong Language Graphic Designer to help the district produce a Hmong language version of its annual School Choice Guide.

This publication is approximately 60 pages in length and would coordinate with MPS’s Office of Communications. Contractors or independent consultants interested in this opportunity should:

  • Possess the ability to read, write and understand the Hmong language
  • Demonstrate high efficiency in using InDesign (Adobe) software
  • Be available to meet in person at the MPS headquarters for an initial coordinating meeting
  • Be available to complete the layout work by Monday, February 11

Interested consultants or independent contractors should email Alondra Cano, Senior Communications and Public Affairs Specialist, the following information to be considered for this opportunity:

  • Three samples of previous work in PDF or JPEG form
  • Four references including name, title, organization, and contact information for each person
  • Supporting documentation if desired (website, links, etc)

Please email

by Friday, January 25th at 1:00pm to be considered for this opportunity.

Steppingstone Theater seeks Asian Actors 10-19 years old

Steppingstone Theater wants you!

Actors ages 10-19 can audition for shows, and act on stage.

Anyone can sign up. No cost and no experience necessary!

Steppingstone encourages children and youth with or without experience to audition. Try it, it’s fun!

Auditions are held in groups of 10-12 actors. There is no preparation necessary. Call to sign up for an audition time at least a week before the audition date.

Audition Dates for Heartbeat of the Drum:

Asian Actors, Ages 10-19

Monday, February 11, 6-8:30pm
Tuesday, February 12, 6-8:30pm

For more information or to schedule an audition, call 651-225-9265

or visit