Connecting Cultures through Creativity is a celebration of the cultural diversity of our region through art. This call for artists is a paid opportunity for individuals who are a part of the immigrant and New American communities living in Otter Tail County, Minnesota to share their cultural heritage through their creative practice.
We are seeking artists who will demonstrate their cultural art form, whether it be through painting, sculpture, music, dance, performance, or any other medium at Kaddatz Galleries on Friday, September 22, 2023 as a part of Welcoming Week, an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants. This event will be open to the public and will provide a platform for the selected artist to share their story and connect with others in our community.
To apply, please fill out the submission form below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including a brief description of your art form and a short bio that includes your cultural background and artistic experience. The stipend for the selected artist is $250.00; we welcome all levels of experience and encourage emerging artists to apply. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 10, 2023; the artist selected will be notified on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. This event is sponsored by West Central Initiative.
About Welcoming Week: Launched in 2012 by Welcoming America and its members, Welcoming Week provides individuals and communities the opportunity to proclaim welcoming values through events and local initiatives that foster mutual understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants, as well as deeper belonging for all.
About Kaddatz Galleries: The Kaddatz Galleries is a not-for-profit organization that exists to foster visual arts education and appreciation and to maintain a gallery that celebrates the work of area artists and honors the legacy of Charles Beck. The Kaddatz is in downtown Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Its main gallery presents focused exhibitions and a rotating selection of work by regional artists. Studio K, the Kaddatz's secondary gallery and community meeting space, displays smaller or more experimental bodies of work by established and emerging artists. There is never a charge to enter the galleries. Additionally, the Kaddatz regularly offers visual arts workshops and other educational opportunities to make art experiences accessible to diverse audiences and participants.