Organizations/Businesses that Support Local Creatives
Rochester Arts Cultural Collaborative
SEMVA (Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists)
Gallery 24 Artist Collaborative
Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust
Earthbound Designs Pottery Studio
Tip!——Keeping a Grant Calendar—- it is important to keep a grant calendar in a spreadsheet. —-name of grant–-description of grant and amount —-deadline —-submission requirements —-submitted y/n
Rochester Downtown Alliance Start up grants
Downtown Rochester offers a variety of community opportunities and resources to get involved
Whether you are organizing a poetry reading or planning a community festival, consider applying for the Rochester Downtown Alliance’s Start-up Grant open to first-time events taking place within Downtown Rochester. Grants range up to $3,000.
SEMAC exists to encourage, promote, and assist regional arts development by providing leadership, outreach, advocacy, mentorship, grants and services.
Minnesota State Arts Board
The Minnesota State Arts Board provides financial support to artists and organizations throughout the state to ensure that all Minnesotans have the opportunity to participate in the arts. Funding Arts Board programs is provided by the Minnesota State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donors.
Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development. In 2009, we extended our programs and services throughout the United States and the international community.
Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. A program of the Walker Art Center, Mn Artists is dedicated to improving the quality and national visibility of regionally-rooted art, artists and cultural dialogue through a dynamic online community, responsive arts journalism, and by giving artists access to, and connections with, collaborators, influencers and the public.
Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists. Our work is about building stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies, and we believe that artists are an important leverage point in that work. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.
Tip!—-Each Visual Artist should have a portfolio with these items ready to go for applications to opportunities.—Artist Statement–-Brief Bio—Large and Small image files of work ( 1_lastname.jpg)—Image list—Title/media/year/size (numbers correspond to numbered images)—CV/Resume
Marketing & PR
Event calendars online
Create a Facebook Event
INSTAGRAM—Create your own hashtag for the event. Create engaging visual posts leading up to the event.
Create a Presence
Create posters! Place around town, find volunteers to run posters for you. Use canva.com to create…. It’s free
Engage with the public face to face, go to other events and share yours with the attendees
Writing a Press Release
A press release is generally sent out 1 week prior to the event. It is sent to local media outlets ie. news stations, newspapers, bloggers etc.