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.

Illuminate the Lock II

Northern, Mississippi Park Connection, and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area are requesting proposals for a new Illuminate the Lock project to take place in September of 2018.

  • Submissions are being accepted through 11:59 pm CST, April 23, 2018

Read more about Illuminate the Lock II 2018 Open Calls here.


Northern Spark 2018

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

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

Read more about Northern Spark 2018 Open Calls 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.