A call out to artists and creatives


Artists and creatives of any level or discipline - who live or work in Cloquet and the surrounding area - are invited to join us for a free training on placemaking and the Artists on Main Street program!

Revitalize Cloquet's Historic West End Business District with your amazing talents and fresh ideas.

Artist training video to submit a project proposal


ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET

Submission Deadine: Midnight, Friday, May 28

Artists and creatives who live or work in Cloquet and surrounding area are invited to submit proposals for art projects in Cloquet's Historic West End. Please download Artists Q&A and Business Contacts as well as Proposal Guidelines.

Details

Eligibility

  • Consider yourself an artist, creative, maker or someone who likes to creatively think outside the box!
  • Live or work in the Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation region
  • 18 years or older (or pair up with someone 18 or older)
  • Want to learn more about creative community development

Benefits

  • Eligible to apply for a commission to do a project in Cloquet's Historic West End July 1-December 15, 2021
  • Learn what other creatives make happen in other small towns around Minnesota
  • New connections to other creatives and community leaders in our region
  • Bring your creative energy to help make the West End more vibrant

Our Partners

West End Fourish Background

Cloquet was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Artists on Main Street Program, a multi-year program that explores how the arts help address the challenges affecting Main Street communities today.

West End business owners and leaders will work with local artists and creatives to develop new approaches to community development.

OACC, RETHOS, and Springboard for the Arts will provide support on planning and implementing artist-led projects with training, one-on-one technical assistance, and cohort exchanges.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT BACKGROUNDER
PRESS RELEASE - ARTISTS ON MAIN STREET
PRESS | PINE JOURNAL ARTICLE
PRESS | DAILY YONDER ARTICLE
PRESS | PIINE KNOT NEWS ARTIST WORKSHOP

An invitation to all artists and creatives June 17, 2021 Design Workshop for the Minogitoon Collective


Register below to attend the design meeting for the Minogitoon Collective with the goal to grow sustainable prosperity for Carlton County and Fond du Lac Reservation residents. Local creatives will bring fresh perspective to our community's problems and help local leaders find promising solutions while creatives increase customers and audience.

DESIGN WORKSHOP REGISTRATION