Artist Opportunities

Rochester Art Center is seeking 2 Minnesota-based BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artists / educators / teaching artists to apply to design and implement an art-focused public workshop in the Summer or Fall of 2021. Workshops may be in any artistic medium and must serve a public audience. Those with an interest in providing a workshop for youth / families are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rochester Art Center workshops may be presented in a hybrid in-person/virtual format or a virtual only format with workshop supply kits mailed to participants prior to the workshop. Educators will have the opportunity to design and offer their very own hybrid or virtual workshop based in their area of expertise.

Compensation: $800.00 stipend per artist. This opportunity is made possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant. Materials for workshops will be provided.

Deadline for application: June 1, 2021

CLICK HERE to fill out an application online

CLICK HERE to download a pdf application

Pictured: Mary Beth Magyar’s exhibition To Build A Nest

Exhibitions are typically planned at least one year in advance in collaboration with the artist, curator and staff.  Single artist exhibitions are generally developed by invitation only, however Rochester Art Center welcomes short submissions by all artists.  Please send a single PDF that includes your resume, website (if available), 3-5 images and a brief artist statement to  We appreciate your interest!


Volunteers play a vital role in the success of Rochester Art Center’s programming. From ongoing administrative projects to gallery preparation and assistance at events, there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and skill set. Docent training and Internships are also available.

Please contact us if you have any questions at or 507-282-8629.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.