Artist Opportunities


Below are listed the current opportunities to receive funding for projects that Northern is producing. Details are different for each opportunity, so review carefully. Opportunities are listed in order of deadlines. If you have any questions, contact Subscribe to the Northern monthly newsletter for the latest on all of our project, including artist opportunities.

Creative City Challenge

The Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with The Commons and Northern and the Northern Spark festival, announce the sixth annual Creative City Challenge based on the theme of commonality. The Creative City Challenge competition will be sited at The Commons for the second year.

Entries are being accepted through 11:59 pm CST, November 17, 2017

More information here.

Art(ists) On the Verge 10

Northern announces a call for a tenth round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV10), which will take place from March 2018 – April 2019.

AOV is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory. AOV is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation.

Submissions are being accepted through 11:59 pm CST, January 16, 2018

More information here.

Northern Spark 2018

Northern has four different calls for funded projects at Northern Spark 2018.

  • Artworks in any medium at The Commons, Minneapolis Central Library or Nicollet Mall
  • Nicollet Mall Light Walk
  • Performances/Roving/Mobile Projects along Nicollet Mall
  • Little Africa + Northern Spark Festival

Submissions are being accepted through 11:59 pm CST, February 5, 2018

More information here.