Support Art during Crisis // Artists React

Be well, SOTAns! We hope you are all staying safe and during this unprecedented time. This week, we wanted to highlight just a few of the ways you can stay involved with your beloved art community and support local artists during the pandemic. This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that it’s helpful in some way or another! We are keeping our entire creative community in mind during this time and will continue to post content to keep us all connected and to uplift local artists.

The interview this week is actually a virtual panel discussion between local artists Erin Sandsmark, Dustin Steuck, and Larsen Husby, all of whom have been past SOTA interviewees, discussing their reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on their practices. Go back and listen to their episodes for even more info on this amazing artists!

Resources to Support Artists
SooVac MN Art Mart
Minnesota Council on Nonprofits – The Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund
Springboard for the Arts’ Personal Emergency Relief Fund
MRAC Emergency Relief Fund
Central Minnesota Arts Board – The Artist Emergency Assistance Program
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council – Small Grant: COVID-19 Emergency
The Arts Partnership – Arts Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund

Be Involved with Museums Online
The Walker – visit online to explore themes and artworks in their Living Collections Catalogue and contemporary issues on the Walker Reader.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) online marketplace
The Des Moines Art Center virtual tours

What Local Artists Are Doing
Trina Fernandez IG project
Erin Sandmark online sale
Arnee Margh commissions for textile work
Alana Hawley – virtual art crawl
The Northrup King Building Art Sprawl
Amy Rice coloring book


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