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Springboard for the Arts Calendar of Events

An illustration of Springboard for the Arts offices in Saint Paul and Fergus Falls by artist Asahi Nagata

Artwork by Asahi Nagata.

Springboard for the Arts offers workshops, panels, community events and more on an ongoing basis. Use the Category filter to find specific types of events, and use the Location filter to focus on offerings from our offices in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, or online offerings. Scroll down to see all our offerings. If you have questions about events and offerings, don't hesitate to reach out at info@springboardforthearts.org or 651-292-4381.

Additional Resources

Get connected to Artist Career Consultants here: https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/career-consultations/artist-career-consultants/

Work of Art Toolkit: https://springboardforthearts.org/woa

Handbook for Artists Working in Community: https://springboardforthearts.org/artists-working-in-community/

Upcoming Offerings

27 events found!

Work of Art: Recordkeeping – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Special Topics: Video Editing Clinic

Receive some in-person guidance from a video professional on editing your project in Adobe Premiere Pro. Filmmakers John Vang and Melissa Vang will be on-hand to provide hour-long tutorials on trimming and arranging clips, adding graphics and text, adjusting color, working with audio and exporting your video.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Work of Art: Career Planning – Art of the Lakes

Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Learn how to define your values, identify key choices and develop a plan to achieve your career goals. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Legal Considerations – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Funding – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Artist Statements – Art of the Lakes

Get a hands-on, step-by-step approach to writing a range of statements that best represent your work as an artist. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
Register
Pitching Your Work – Art of the Lakes

Learn the basics of what constitutes a “pitch”, or how to tell the story of your work to potential collaborators, funders, and other stakeholders. Clarify the important elements of your pitch; practice your pitch and get feedback in real time from your peers. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Individual Artist Training

The free Art-Train Individual Artist Training is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits, and arts councils. Artists will deepen practices around creative problem solving, equitable community engagement, and creating arts-based strategies to contribute to equitable community and economic development, public health, planning, and other public sectors.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Grant Writing – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Technical Assistance Workshop: Producing Affirming Drag Events

Learn strategies for producing affirming drag events from experts in drag story hours, drag brunches, and catwalk parties. They will share their experience supporting programming that celebrates and cares for marginalized communities.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Register
Ask Me Anything: Balancing Caregiving and Your Artistic Career

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with artists and curators Teréz Iacovino and Emmett Ramstad who will share tips and strategies for balancing the responsibilities and goals of being a caregiver and artist. This program is moderated by Anitra Budd, Artist Career Consultant with Springboard for the Arts.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective – and create authentic, equitable and lasting change.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register
Stitch-in with Kandace Creel Falcón

Join artist Kandace Creel Falcón for a “Stitch-in” at Springboard for the Arts in Fergus Falls. Bring a sewing, mending or knitting project of your own to work on in a supportive and casual environment.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Free
Work of Art: Portfolio Kit – Art of the Lakes

Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material and professional calling card. Focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resume, and curating and formatting your work samples. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Grant Writing- Art of the Lakes

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Funding- Art of the Lakes

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue.. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Individual Artist Training

The free Art-Train Individual Artist Training is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits, and arts councils. Artists will deepen practices around creative problem solving, equitable community engagement, and creating arts-based strategies to contribute to equitable community and economic development, public health, planning, and other public sectors.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Pricing

This analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price your work. It’s intended to show you the factors of product production that apply to everything in the marketplace. Once you understand what each of the variables are you’ll be able to customize a formula that fits your business model. Presented in partnership with Dubuque Museum of Art.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Promotions

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news. Presented in partnership with Dubuque Museum of Art.

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective – and create authentic, equitable and lasting change.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register
Work of Art: Time Management

Discover analytical and tool-based approaches to manage your time. These tools will help you tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility, and structure to help you reach your artistic goals. Presented in partnership with Peninsula School of Art.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
$45
Register
Work of Art: Portfolio Kit

Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material and professional calling card. Focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resume, and curating and formatting your work samples. Presented in partnership with Peninsula School of Art.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
$45
Register
Work of Art: Pricing

This analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price your work. It’s intended to show you the factors of product production that apply to everything in the marketplace. Once you understand what each of the variables are you’ll be able to customize a formula that fits your business model. Presented in partnership with Peninsula School of Art.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
$45
Register
Work of Art: Marketing

Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. Presented in partnership with Peninsula School of Art.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
$45
Register
Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. Presented in partnership with Peninsula School of Art.

4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
$45
Register