Made Here, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, is accepting artists’ submissions for its upcoming Spring/Summer 2017 Showcase exhibition! Each selected Made Here artist will receive $500, professional installation support, networking opportunities and more!
The Made Here Showcases temporarily fill empty storefronts and commercial spaces that are in transition with art by local artists, turning the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District into a walkable urban art gallery.
The Public Art & Placemaking team at Hennepin Theatre Trust will host a number of information sessions on applying for Future: Made Here, featuring a presentation of successful submissions from past projects, an opportunity to look through the application materials and time for questions to Made Here panelists who curate the project. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. All sessions are free and open to the public.
For this round, we invite artists and artist groups to submit proposals for window Showcase displays that interpret the word, “Future.” Your installation might be a prediction of time yet to come, or a future you hope to see. Maybe your “future” is a commentary on time in general, the changes to our planet, society or community. a
We invite you to send this open call to your networks; our goal is to give this application opportunity to as many artists as possible! In the interest of accessibility and inclusivity, we do not require artist statements, resumes or exhibition histories to apply. Our panel curates each open call blind, meaning that panelists review the art without knowledge of artist names in an effort to produce unbiased outcomes.
To be eligible to participate in the Made Here project all artists and artist groups must be residents of Minnesota.
Made Here features artists who have never exhibited work as well as internationally renowned professionals. Made Here also works hard to feature artists representing diverse communities. On average, 40 percent of our artists are from communities of color. We also aim for balanced gender representation and make it a priority to include seniors, children, artists with disabilities, GLBT artists and artists from Greater Minnesota.
For artists in Greater Minnesota that are selected for Future: Made Here, a hotel room will be available to aid in the travel expenses and time needed to install.
TIMELINE FOR FUTURE: MADE HERE
January 2, 2017: Future: Made Here open call opens
January 11, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at 410 Gallery, 523 S. Front St., Mankato
January 18, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at Forecast Public Art, 2300 Myrtle Ave #160, St. Paul
January 25, 2017: INFO SESSION at West Broadway Business and Area Coalition, 1011 W Broadway Ave #202, Minneapolis
January 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at Duluth Art Institute, 506 W Michigan St # 2, Duluth
January 31, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: INFO SESSION at MCTC, 1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
February 13, 2017: Future: Made Here open call closes
February 28, 2017: Future: Made Here artists announced
March 23, 2017: Installation dates begin
April 22, 2017: Installs must be completed
May 4, 2017: Future: Made Here launches
To learn more and to apply, please visit: madeheremn.org/opencalls
For any artist inquiries, please contact Artist Coordinator Hannah Novillo: Hannah.Novillo@hennepintheatretrust.org
Special thanks to Andersen Windows for being the presenting sponsor of Made Here. Additional sponsorship support is provided by Le Meridien Chambers Hotel.