Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which  public spaces can be used as a new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of art.

For four weekends in February, the 2017 On-Ice Program will transform a frozen lake in Minnesota into a village of ice fishing shanty-like structures designed and built by artists. Outdoor performances, games, and inventive cold-weather activities animate the space for curious locals, regional artists, and visitors from beyond our borders.

Art Shanty Projects' 2017 On-Ice Program will take place on White Bear Lake. The project is free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, February 4th-26th, 2017. 

Art Shanty Projects is offering stipends (up to $800), on-ice support and festival publicity to 10-15 selected performing artists.
Deadline for applications: Midnight CST - Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Art Shanty Projects is currently seeking artists of all stripes––musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancers, choreographers, writers, outdoors-people, naturalists, puppeteers, set designers, vocalists, spoken word artists, craftspeople, storytellers, actors, playwrights–– interested in creating engaging performances for the 2017 On-Ice Program.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

We are open to a variety of proposals, with preference going to performances with multiple dates. Generally, we will be awarding artists two types of performance stipends, but are open to negotiate one day performances and other special events based on creative input.

1. Four weekend run performances ($800 stipend)

Performances that can be produced for each weekend of the Art Shanty Projects (Saturdays or Sundays every weekend in February).

2. Two day performances ($400 stipend)

Performances that can be produced for a minimum of 2 events (preferably consecutive weekend days in February).