Artist Opportunities

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Emerging Artist Exhibition Program

About the Program

The Emerging Artist Exhibition Program is an opportunity for emerging artists in Minnesota to participate in solo or group exhibitions at the Quarter Gallery. The purpose of the exhibition series is to provide artists with opportunities to exhibit their work, broaden connections with other artists, and gain wider exposure to the arts community in the Twin Cities. The exhibition series seeks to support a diverse range of artistic practices within the visual arts. Participants will be selected by a panel comprised of Department of Art faculty along with a member of the broader arts community.

About the Gallery

The Quarter Gallery is located in Regis Center for Art (East) on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank Campus at 405 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The 2,000 square foot space presents work by faculty and students, as well as offering exhibition opportunities for national and international artists. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday (11:00 am -7:00 pm). Exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.


  • Applicant may not be a current degree-seeking student
  • Applicant may apply as an individual, a collaborative team, or a group

For consideration, please submit the following materials to with the subject “RCA Emerging Artist Exhibition Program”

  1. Six to Ten JPGs of recent work, and/or a 5-minute video
  2. One page maximum CV
  3. One page maximum artist statement
  4. Half-page maximum project proposal (optional)

Other Information:

  • Artists are responsible for shipping/delivery of installation-ready artwork
  • The Quarter Gallery does not have gallery attendants or a security system 
  • The University of Minnesota is not liable for damage, theft, or loss of artworks in the Quarter Gallery
  • There may be restrictions based on fire code, staffing, and University regulations

For Questions about the application process or the series, please email

Diversity of Backgrounds and Experiences Artist in Residence

Program Description

The Diverse Artists’ Residency Program offers studio space to artists within a vibrant university art research environment that is committed to cultural transformation. This one-year residency presents an opportunity for artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the Department of Art community. The goal of this program is to create an open space for artists of diverse backgrounds to access the department’s facilities, exchange thoughts and ideas, share their perspectives, and expand the inclusiveness of this community. It is envisioned as an expansive space that connects artists and their communities with the Department of Art. The program provides a unique opportunity for artists to challenge themselves and build relationships through dialogue and collaboration with other artists while engaging with and informing the culture and educational life of the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Benefits of the residency include 24-hour access to a studio space in the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota’s campus, a $6,700.00 stipend, and an exhibition in the Regis Center for Art’s Quarter Gallery. Applicants are required to give two public artist lectures, one during each semester of one academic year.

For more information, please email Lamar Peterson: