Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Bde Maka Ska

Call for artists for Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project

City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places, Community Planning and Economic Development
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

An open Call for Artists for the Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project will run January 25-March 1. This public art project is part of construction improvements for Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) to create a gathering space and improved lake access. Both the site improvements and the public art will celebrate the history and culture of the Dakota and Native American people and honor Mahpiya Wicasta (Cloud Man) and Heyata Otunwe (Village to the Side).

This project is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Master Plan and Site Improvements for Lakes Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet. The City’s Art in Public Places Program and MPRB are working as partners in this project.

An informational meeting for interested artists will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Migizi Communications, 1516 E. Lake St #300, Minneapolis (Free parking in back.).

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

For more information view the Request for Proposals: Call for Literary and Visual Artists - Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun Public Art

BDE MAKA SKA Call for Artists 

Would you like help with your application?

WHO: Any artist applying for the Bde Maka Ska Call for Artists that would like help with their application.

WHAT: Help from Springboard for the Arts Resource Center Staff

WHERE: Pow Wow Grounds, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
             Wednesday, February 22, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE BRING: Your laptop or printed application form and your artwork/images or written work either in electronic form or printed.

Artists can also seek help with their application by going to Springboard for the Arts Resource Center in St. Paul’s Lowertown.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Address: 308 Prince St., # 270 (second floor)
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-789-6289

Or, contact Ann Godfrey


Last updated Feb 9, 2017