Master Artists

The Five Wings Arts Council Master Artist Award is given biannually to recognize an artist, living in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena Counties of central Minnesota, who has achieved creative excellence, a superior mastery of their art form, has accrued a reputable body of work, and has made important contributions to the arts. Nominations will be accepted for artists working in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to: visual arts (two and three dimensional), music, dance, writing, theater, film and media. All nominations must be submitted by June 7, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must currently reside in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd or Wadena of central Minnesota, and have lived in at least one or more of those counties for at least five years
  • Must currently be producing art work
  • Must not be a previous Five Wings Arts Council Master Artist Award recipient
  • Must not be enrolled in any degree-seeking program at any educational level
  • Must not be a current staff or board member of the Five Wings Arts Council

Selection Criteria:

  • Must have created an extensive body of artwork, which reflects maturation of their personal creativity
  • Must demonstrate a high aesthetic level of artistic ability, with a strong consistency of expression over the course of his/her career
  • Must have made a significant impact on their community, region, state, and/or nation as demonstrated by respect and recognition of peers and community, contributions to excellence and public appreciation of the art form through teaching, preserving and/or advocacy

Award Benefits:

  • Cash award of $10,000
  • Bestowed with original custom-designed, hand crafted award
  • Public recognition at the 2018 Five Wings Celebration of the Arts awards ceremony
  • Online presence to display their artwork on the Five Wings Arts Council website
  • Recognition in regional media

Nomination Process:

  • Anyone, with the exception of current Five Wings Arts Council staff and board members, may nominate an artist. Self nominations will also be accepted.
  • Complete and submit the online nomination form and support materials. (See below for directions to do this)
  • Nomination forms, along with required support materials, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. June 7, 2017.
  • All nominations will be reviewed by a panel comprised of FWAC board members and staff. The panel’s recommendation is reviewed and approved by the FWAC board.
  • All nominators will be informed of the decision regarding their nomination by July 15th.

How To Complete the Online Nomination Form:

For NEW USERS to the FWAC Online Grant Site (not previously registered)

  • Go to www.fwac.org
  • Click on the link to Online Grant Site, which can be found in the grey column on the right side of the home page. You will arrive at the Log On page.
  • First, enter the email address you would like to have associated with this account.
  • Next, create a password to work with this account. (Make a note of this email address and password for future access to your online FWAC account.)
  • Once you have entered an email address and password, you will be taken to the registration page.
  • You will first need to register to create an account for yourself, in order to submit your nomination. To register, complete all the required fields of information. Once you have completed the registration you will have a FWAC account, which you can access at any time by going to the FWAC Online Grant Site Log On page, entering your email address and password. You will not need to register again.
  • Once registered you will have access to your dashboard. There you can find the nomination form by going to the “APPLY” tab, found on the left column. Click this and you will find the Master Artist Nomination Form at the top of the page.
  • Click on Master Artist Nomination Form, and you will have access to the nomination form.
  • Read and follow the instructions provided.
  • Begin to complete the nomination form.
  • If you have any questions, please call the FWAC staff at 877-654-2166 or email vicki.fwac@arvig.net
  • If you do not have access to a computer, or lack experience in completing such forms, please call the FWAC staff at 877-654-2166.

For PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED USERS to the FWAC Online Grant Site

  • Go to www.fwac.org
  • Click on the link to Online Grant Site, which can be found in the grey column on the right side of the home page. You will arrive at the Log On page.
  • Enter your email address and password associated with this account. Click Log On.
  • You will be taken to your account dashboard. There you will find the nomination form by going to the “APPLY” tab, found on the left column. Click this and you will find the Master Artist Nomination Form at the top of the page.
  • Click on Master Artist Nomination Form, and you will have access to the nomination form.
  • Read and follow the instructions provided.
  • Begin to complete the nomination form.
  • If you have any questions, please call the FWAC staff at 877-654-2166 or email vicki.fwac@arvig.net

2017 Timeline:

  • April 19 Call for Nominations Begins
  • June 7 Nomination Deadline
  • June 18 Preliminary Review Panel
  • June 27 Five Wings Arts Council Board Review
  • July 15 Nominators Notified of Board Decision
  • July 28 Master Artist Announced

Decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. The selection process will take approximately 3 weeks and all nominees will be notified of the panel’s decisions after the selections are made.

For further information contact:

Five Wings Arts Council

Phone: 1-877-654-2166

Email: vicki.fwac@arvig.net

PO Box 118

Staples, MN 56479

www.fwac.org

Five Wings Arts Council

Serving Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties of Minnesota

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Contact:
218-895-5660
877-654-2166


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