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GRA Job Opportunities 

 Teaching Artists - Ongoing.

Calling all Teaching Artists.  Great River Arts is looking for artists for part-time positions to lead classes for all age groups.  Hours vary.  To apply please fill out the Teaching Artists Application that is found on our website.

Teaching Artist Application


GRA Artist Applications


Plein Air Painting at Pine Grove Zoo

Application Here

Please use the below map to answer the question for your preferred location.  Artists must bring their own supplies for participation in the event.  Participating artists do not need to pay for entrance to the zoo. If you have any questions please contact GRA by email at or at 320-632-0960. 


Art Words

Application Here (visual art application only)

The application for written work will be available here at the beginning of August. Art-Words Writing entries must be 300 words of prose (single-spaced lines) submitted in Times New Roman 14 pt font or 32 lines of poetry submitted in Times New Roman 14 pt font. 

 Artist Reception is Saturday, September 21st from 11-1pm.

Great River Regional Library Writing Workshop is on Saturday, August 3rd, 12-1:30pm.

Online registration link now open for Art-Words "Art-inspired Writing Workshop" at GRRL

Art-Inspired Writing Workshop

Award-winning poet and writer, Laura Hansen, will introduce you to art-inspired writing, also known as ekphrasis. The workshop will offer participants ways to respond to art and encourage poem/story submissions to the Great River Arts Art-Words Exhibit. Visit the GRA Gallery during August, write in response to a favorite artwork and submit your writing to exhibit with the inspiration art. (Artists interested in submitting artwork should go to Register for workshop in person or via the GRRL Events Calendar. For teens and adults. Workshop limit 18. A Great River Arts/Little Falls Carnegie Library Collaborative Program.

For those interested in being exhibiting artists at GRA, you can find our floor plans here:


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    Funding Opportunities For Artists


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