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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits

Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.

Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents

  • St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
  • Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
  • Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
  • Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
  • Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
  • The Root River State Bike Trail
  • Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.

The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019, featuring original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist(s). No food or commercial items permitted.

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Deadline: 30 May 2019

The 39th annual Art in the Park fine art festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota on Saturday, June 15 features 90+ fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer, community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by Lanesboro Arts, a multidisciplinary nonprofit with a nearly 40 year legacy of supporting art and artists in the scenic Lanesboro area, the annual Art in the Park festival is southern Minnesota’s longest running fine art fair. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Nestled in the heart of Bluff Country along the Root River, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro (pop. 754) was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America. The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops.

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 Artist Benefits

Their are awards for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019 with two juried cash prizes. $500 is awarded to the artist selected as “Best in Show.” $100 is awarded to an artist as an “Award of Excellence.”

Lanesboro Arts administers a vendor survey following each fair. They incorporate feedback and suggestions received into next year’s fair. Lanesboro Arts is committed to continually improving Art in the Park and keeping it fresh. It is a beloved community event in scenic park within a popular small tourist town.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships to creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact artinthepark@lanesboroarts.org.

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Art In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Art In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts seeks original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media for Art In The Park 2018. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 23 Mar 2018

Entry fee: $10

Lanesboro Arts’ annual Art in the Park festival is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. The 38th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018 will feature more than ninety fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer and community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park.

Art In The Park 2018 Prizes

  • $500 Prize for Best in the Show
  • $100 Prize for Award of Excellence

Important Dates:

  • March 23, 2018 – Application deadline for full consideration (Applications still being accepted for wait list until May 31)
  • March 24 – 30, 2018 – Jury process followed by notification
  • May 31, 2018 – Wait List application deadline
  • June 1, 2018 – Artist Accept and Purchase Deadline
  • June 1, 2018 – Application window closes — no additional applications accepted
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 6:00am artist check in.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 10am-5pm Art in the Park festival

About Lanesboro Arts

Lanesboro Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization working to activate the people and places of Lanesboro by empowering and creating opportunities for artists.

For more information, contact kara@lanesboroarts.org.

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Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 to be held June 17th at 10 am to 5 pm in Sylvan Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 21 Apr 2017

The 37th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota features 90+ fine art and craft booths, excellent live music, scrumptious local foods, and kids’ activities. Lanesboro Arts’ Art in the Park 2017 is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. It is renowned for quality, variety, and value. Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Art in the Park accepts applications in fine arts and crafts. Original and unique work made by the applicant in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media. There is a $10 application fee.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 booth information:

  • Booth fee is $95 per 12′ x 12′ space; double spots can be purchased for an additional $95.
  • Returning artists may request same booth # or close proximity to previous years.
  • Artists supply their own display materials.
  • Electric hook-ups are not provided and there will be no portable generators during the fair.
  • A Minnesota sales and use tax number is required for all taxable sales.
  • Booth spaces will be marked and ready for set-up at 6 a.m. on the day of the festival.
  • Artist welcome station will include rolls and coffee at 6 a.m. during set up.

Lanesboro has many camping sites with hook-ups and showers including the Sylvan Park campground adjacent to the festival site. The festival will take place rain or shine.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 Prizes: $500 Best in Show, $100 Award of Excellence.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, residency program, a community variety show, opportunities to participate in public art, as well as programming in its galleries, at the St. Mane Theatre, and in public spaces throughout the community. Lanesboro Arts has brought innovative arts experiences to audiences for over thirty years. It is becoming a national model for empowering communities through the arts.

Lanesboro, Minnesota has been recently recognized as one of “America’s Top 12 Small Town Art Places,” and was also named by Smithsonian Magazine as “One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America.” Population 754, Lanesboro is nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota along the Root River and Minnesota State Highway 16, a National Scenic Byway. Lanesboro’s downtown hosts dynamic local businesses and restaurants in historic buildings, with the Root River State Trail running on the diagonal through town. Lanesboro is “Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital.”

For more information, contact artinthepark@lanesoroarts.org.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 - Call For Artists

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