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APPLICATIONS CLOSED - Stay tuned for updates and artist selection!

The Possibility Project Grant supports public art projects that explore what is possible now by creating works that connect and inspire the South Minneapolis Community and respond to issues around the pandemic and social justice. 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

Inspired by a poem by a beloved HOBT elder, Roy McBride, The Possibility Project supports artists to explore the possibility of now. The possibility this moment holds to radicalize, to grieve, to rest, to choose a new way forward. In this moment of change that contains a wide array of emotional responses, HOBT is investing in the abundant imagination of artists to create possibilities. Rage, grief, fear, certainty all have a place in the conversation.  

 

ABOUT THE MOMENT

Possibility Project grantees will be selected to create public art works for the South Minneapolis community that responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring social justice, solidarities, and events of the moment. HOBT is especially looking for artists and projects that are interested in exploring abolition pathways in their projects. 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Artistic work, of any medium, must be able to be experienced safely by the larger community safely during COVID-19 - whether through a site-specific project that supports social distancing, or a virtual experience accessible online. Four artists will be selected and awarded a $1,000 grant award stipend with a $300 materials budget. 

How to Apply

All applications are received via Google Form. If this is not accessible, please contact In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, and someone from our team will support you in completing the application. Applications Closed June 22, 2020

Contact [email protected] for more information if you have questions, would like support on your application, or have any accessibility needs. You may also reach out by phone: 612-540-5385.

Apply Here

Applications due June 22nd

How to Apply

All applications are received via Google Form. If this is not accessible, please contact In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, and someone from our team will support you in completing the application. Applications closed June 22, 2020

Contact [email protected] for more information if you have questions, would like support on your application, or have any accessibility needs. You may also reach out by phone: 612-540-5385.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Artists will be selected by a four-person selection committee made up of 2 MayDay Council Members, 1 Free Black Dirt member, and 1 HOBT staff member. 
  • Timeline overview 
    • June 8 Applications Open 
    • June 22 Applications Due 
    • June 29 - All Artists Notified of Project Status
    • July 10 - Artists Announced and Work Begins
    • August 3 Work Completed/Documentation Submitted 

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Project impacts the South Minneapolis community through the project’s audience and/or content
  • Project is accessible either ‘on location’ or virtually 
  • Projects from artists from or practicing in the following communities and identities most impacted by COVID-19 will be prioritized. This includes:
    • IBPOC, Undocumented/Immigrant artists, and  LGBTQIA+ artists 
    • Immunocompromised and artists living with disabilities 
    • Elder artists
    • Artists who live/work in Powderhorn, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips and the adjacent neighborhoods

Thanks to the Minneapolis Foundation for their support 

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