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Hello everyone!

Apologies for how long it’s been since our websites were updated. We’ve had some staff and board member changes over the summer so we’ve had to do some shifting of duties. Anyway! This Fall is proving to be a busy one, with our 2016 Northeast Calendar contest being a main focus.

Speaking of the 2016 Northeast Calendar: We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted artwork! We really appreciate your participation and enthusiasm. Last Thursday night the submissions were voted on by the public and now we’re in the process of finishing up the calendar design in order to get it printed soon. Please stay tuned to our websites and Facebook pages–web versions of the winning submissions will be posted ASAP along with information about how and where to pick up calendars once they’re available.

Thank you again to all of the artists who submitted work for the calendar and to everyone who supports our lovely Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods and the NE CDC!

Happy Autumn!

Angela Lundberg
Northeast CDC Board Member

Social Media Links:

NE CDC Facebook page
NE Calendar Facebook page
NE CDC Instagram
NE CDC Twitter

Reminder – Arts Action Plan meeting next week

On the agenda for the next Arts Action Plan meeting:

Breakout Committee Updates

  • Signage: NEMAA is working to create a budget for their legal commitment to maintaining the signage that is in place. The Northeast CDC will help coordinate as we can/are able.
  • Long Term building sustainability (Conservancies, Endowments, Commercial Land Trusts)
  • Artists Credit Union
  • Arts District Research
  • Tax Credits / Abatements for artist-owned housing
  • Arts District Website – updates

New Items

  • Outside updates from committee participants
  • Schedule next meeting location

July 19th, 2011 – 6pm
Bicycle Theory
1500 Jackson
Street NE, Suite 400

The Arts District Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month. Breakout committees work throughout the month on various aspects of the Arts Action Plan. To get involved with any of the above projects, please join us for a meeting or email jamie-at-northeastcdc.org.

RFP: West Broadway Arts Streets Façade Improvement Program

News for folks on the North Side and artists everywhere:

West Broadway Arts Streets Façade Improvement Program
Apply for a matching grant of up to $15,000 to enhance and customize your storefront.

PURPOSE OF PROGRAM
The primary objective of the West Broadway Arts Streets (WBAS) Façade Improvement program is to infuse art into the increasingly dynamic visual environment of West Broadway.  Secondary objectives include providing an additional incentive for businesses and property owners to improve their building facades and creating opportunities for local artists to impact their own community.

MATCHING GRANT AMOUNT
Applicants may apply for a matching grant of up to $15,000 or 50 percent of the total project cost, whichever is lower. All grants are subject to and dependent upon the availability of funds. Owners of multiple properties can apply for more than one matching grant, but not more than one matching grant per address.

PRIVATE MATCH
The Grantee must match grants at least dollar for dollar. The match may come from the applicant’s cash, a bank loan, or other funding sources. This includes WBC Great Streets Artist Façade Funds.  WBC is currently taking applications for these funds. Contact Erin for more information on this program.

ELIGIBLITY
Any existing business (with property owner’s approval) and/or commercial building owner whose building are located on West Broadway between 26th Avenue to the west and the River to the east and the one block contiguous (East and West) to West Broadway are eligible to apply.

ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS
Eligible improvements include(but are not limited to): Custom designed windows, doors, lighting, signage, tiling, murals, and painting.

MARK YOUR CALENDER!!!

December 15th Business Owner and Artist Meet and Greet.

  • Business/Building Owner and Artist Meet and Greet: Wednesday December 15th, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
  • Business Owners/Property Owners and Artists Please RSVP to Erin at erin-at-westbroadway.org or 612-353-5178.
  • Business and property owners: Meet with Artists to get ideas on how you can incorporate art into improving your storefront.
  • Artists: display and promote your talents to interested business owners

Grant Timeline

  • RFP Issued: December 3, 2010
  • Information Session: Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
  • Business/Building Owner and Artist Meet and Greet: Wednesday December 15th, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
  • Information Session: Monday December 20, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
  • Individual assistance available by appointment.
  • Proposal Deadline: January 31st, 2011 at 4:00 pm
  • Proposal Evaluation: February 1st – February 15th 2011
  • Award Notification: February 16th 2011

Attached is the Request for Proposals.  Please refer to this for full program details.  If you have any questions or need technical assistance with your proposal please email or call me anytime. I am here to help.

Attached is also a list of Northside artists available to work with you on your design.  If you are an artist and would like to be placed on this list please contact Erin Jerabek. – erin-at-westbroadway.org

Please forward this notice to your lists.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL(pdf)

FACADE ARTISTS(pdf)

 

*** UPDATE!***

Greetings!

The Façade Improvement Business Owner/ Artist meet and greet has been
rescheduled and the proposal deadline has been extended due to the poor road
conditions, elongated commute times, school closures, and the holiday
season. This is an important meeting and we would like to ensure everyone
has the opportunity to attend. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDER FOR WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 5TH AT 6:30 PM.

If you are an artist and you are interested in working with a business on a
façade improvement please contact Erin at erin-at-westbroadway.org or
612-353-5178.  I can help connect you with business owners.

REVISED TIMELINE
•    RFP Issued: December 3, 2010
•    Information Session: Tuesday December 14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the
Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
•    Business/Building Owner and Artist Meet and Greet: Wednesday January
5th, 2011 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cookie     Cart Engagement Space.
•    Information Session: January 13, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the
Cookie Cart Engagement Space.
•    Individual assistance available by appointment:
•    Proposal Deadline: February 15th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
•    Proposal Evaluation: February 15st – February 21st 2011
•    Award Notification: February 23nd 2011

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season.

Erin Jerabek
West Broadway Business and Area Coalition