In This Issue
One more week to apply to work at Springboard!
UPCOMING WORKSHOP: "Funding Outside the Box"
UPCOMING WORKSHOP: "Build Your Own Website"
Free artist development workshops at Hennepin County Libraries!
Congrats, Artist Initiative Grant recipients.
"Whose Art is it Anyway?" Policy and a Pint with The Current and Springboard.
Hiccup! Hiccup!
Upcoming grant deadlines.
Quick links.
Are you organized, administratively capable, and love artists? Come work with us at Sprinboard!
The position for our full-time Executive Assistant closes next Wednesday, March 21, a week from today. Apply today!

This position help in the coordination of the day-to-day management and operation of Springboard's programs, services and administration. The Executive Assistant will also manage office-wide administrative needs, as well as support the Artist Resource Director in the management of the Resource Center.

Read more about the position here!

Send a cover letter and resume (.DOC or PDF formats only) to hiring@springboardforthearts.org. No phone calls, please.


Upcoming workshop, April 9: "Funding Outside the Box."
The sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, always creative work of finding money for your projects. This interactive session will focus on ideas of value systems.  Through examples, exercises and lively discussion you will learn creative and effective tools to think about, talk about, and attract money to your artistic practice. Register here!

Date: Monday, April 9, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

Presenters: Noah Keesecker, Springboard for the Arts  

Tuition: $45, Free for Intermedia ArtsHub artists

Upcoming workshop, April 14: "Build Your Own Website (And Have It Up Running at the Completion of the Workshop)"
Do you have little or no background in making a website? This three-part workshop with musician and website designer J. Anthony Allen will give you a nuts and bolts introduction to websites, and how to build and manage them. During the course of the workshop participants will be expected to purchase a hosting plan and domain name, if they don't already have one, at an additional cost of approximately $50.00. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have their own portfolio-style website up and running on the internet. Computers will be provided, but registrants are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. Register here!

Dates: Saturdays, April 14, 21, and 28, 1:00 - 3:30 pm

Location: McNally Smith College of Music, 19 Exchange St. E., St. Paul, MN

Presenter: J. Anthony Allen, musician, teacher and website designer

Tuition: $120 for the series
Upcoming workshop, April 16: "Artist Blogs"
Blogging can be a great tool for artists. It's a means for showing behind-the-scenes processes, reflecting on the art world, exhibiting new work to the public, and communicating directly with admirers, all in way that's more in-depth than with other social media formats. It's a way to tell your story directly. We'll show you how to get an artist's blog going -- what platform to choose, what type of content works, how to incorporate photography and writing, and how a well-written blog can be part of a larger social media or marketing strategy. Register here!

Date: Monday, April 16, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

Presenters: Andy Sturdevant, Springboard for the Arts  

Tuition: $45 Free for Intermedia ArtsHub artists

"Why has no one reblogged my Tumblr post of my painting of the owl dressed up like
Boba Fett? It is literally the greatest piece of art I have ever produced."

Our Work of Art series, available for free at Hennepin County Library locations this winter and spring.
Work of Art is a ten-session core curriculum that is a regularly occurring part of our workshop schedule. It has been developed to be useful to artists practicing in all disciplines - visual, performing and literary arts. The workshops are designed to work together or stand alone. You can take the whole course or only those workshops that best suit you. All the workshops are being offered for free --- two complete ten-session series at two different locations --- and are presented by the Hennepin County Libraries.

See the whole schedule here!

Registration is only through the HCL library system at www.hclib.org/events.

Unlike when the series has been offered in the past, to make as many sessions available to as many people as possible, you can only register for one workshop at a time. You can take as many as you'd like, but registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis for each individual workshop.

Workshops are open for registration at 10:00 a.m., thirty days before the date of the workshop. They won't be listed on the HCL's website before that time.

If you miss any workshops this time around, we'll be bringing the series to a Minneapolis library this summer. Stay tuned for details.

Congratulations to Artist Initiative Grants recipients!
Last week, the Minnesota State Arts Board awarded Artist Initiative Program grants to 140 Minnesota artists at all stages of their careers, to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state. Among these artists were many of fiscal sponsorship and Incubator clients, including Linda Chatterton, Penelope Freeh, Karen Gustafson, Monica Haller, Teresa Konechne, Kathy McTavish, Joseph Papke, Tami Morse, Jila Nikpay, and John Ratzloff.

At least four artists who'd participated in our Community Supported Art program in the past two years, including John Jodzio, Ellie Kingsbury, Liz Miller, and Areca Roe. Congratulations to them!

Speaking of which, CSA shares for our fourth season will begin selling member shares at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Learn more here. To be put on the notification list, email Andy here.

Join Springboard for the Arts for Policy and a Pint with the Current! Next Tuesday!
"Whose Art Is It Anyway?", next up for Policy and a Pint, co-presented by 89.3 The Current and The Citizens League, sponsored by Best Buy. Additional support for this event is provided by Springboard For The Arts. It's Tuesday, March 20, at the Varsity Theater.

In this age of effortless downloading, sampling, and copying - when music, advertising, social media and practically all forms of art feel like an endless mash-up of everything else - who actually owns anything? It's a question with fascinating legal and artistic implications, and that's why we thought it would be perfect for our next Policy and a Pint. Join host Steve Seel and guests, singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, graphic designer Mike Davis from Burlesque of North America (whose work appeared in the first Community Supported Art season in 2010), and attorney Mick Spence (one of the participants in our Volunteer Attorney Program), who'll help us sift through the changing landscape of copyright law and intellectual property. Is free distribution and use simply the best way for artists to build audience these days? If so, how does an artist make a living anymore?

Tickets are $10 general admission / $5 with valid student ID. Unfortunately, they have have reached capacity for this event, but the waitlist is now open. Put your name on the list here.


Website hiccups.
Apologies if you've been unable to access parts of our website in the past month. We're slowly rebuilding, and there have been some hiccups along the way! Rest assured we're hard at work getting it back to maximum capacity soon.

If you're looking for something there and suspect it's disappeared or is temporarily down, just check back shortly. Otherwise, if you're looking for something specific like a job posting, email Andy and he'll find it for you. Thanks again!


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Upcoming grant deadlines.


Madison Arts Commission (cityofmadison.com/MAC)

Project Grants for artists and organizations applications due

ArtWORKS! Grants for artists and organizations applications due



Composers Forum (www.composersforum.org)

McKnight Artist Fellowship for Composers applications due



WI State Arts Board (artsboard.wisconsin.gov)

Creative Communities grants for organizations applications due



Lake Region Arts Council (www.lrac4.org)

Artist Fellowships applications due



Central MN Arts Board (www.centralmnartsboard.org)

Artist Career Development program applications due

Individual Artist Award applications due



Southern Theater (www.southerntheater.org)

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers final applications due



Arts Midwest (www.artsmidwest.org)

Performing Arts Fund for organizations applications due



Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (www.aracouncil.org)

Arts and Culutural Heritage Community Arts Learning grants applications due

Arts Project grants for organizations applications due

McKnight/ACHF/ARAC Individual Artist Fellowships applications due

McKnight/ACHF/ARAC Career Development grants applications due



North Dakota Council on the Arts (nd.gov/arts)

Presenter Support grants for organizations applications due

Community Arts Access grants for organizations applications due


East Central Arts Council (www.region7erdc.org/index.htm)

Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants applications due

ECAC/Art and Cultural Heritage (ACH) Fund grants applications due

Art in Our Schools grants applications due

Small grants for organizations applications due

McKnight Individual Artist grants applications due


Iowa Arts Council (iowaartscouncil.org)

All Major Grants for Artists and Organizations applications due


mnartists.org (www.mcknightphoto.org)

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers applications due


MN State Arts Board (www.arts.state.mn.us)

Partners in Arts Participation grants for organizations applications due


Southeast MN Arts Council (www.semac.org)

Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants applications due

Presenter/Production Assistance Grants applications due

Small Towns/Rural Areas grants applications due


Southwest MN Arts and Humanities Council (www.smahc.org)

Artist Study Opportunity grants applications due

Arts & Learning grants for schools applications due

Arts Legacy Grants for Established Career Artists applications due


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Springboard for the Arts' mission is to cultivate a vibrant community by connecting artists with the skills, information and services they need to make a living and a life. For more information, please visit www.springboardforthearts.org

SpringTremaine Foundationboard for the Arts' Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops are underwritten by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.