5 to 10 on Hennepin Open Calls

June 15, 2016

A project of Hennepin Theatre Trust

Hennepin Theatre Trust, Southwest Airlines Co. and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) are joining together to create and activate public spaces in WeDo!

The 5 to 10 on Hennepin project will reimagine a five-block stretch of Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets as a vibrant destination for everyone to enjoy.

Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community program awarded the Trust with a $200,000 grant to bring the 5 to 10 on Hennepin project to life. PPS, a nonprofit pioneer in the global placemaking movement, will provide technical assistance.

Open Call: Overview and Details

In support of 5 to 10 on Hennepin, this open call focuses on four primary activities: mobile stage, community collaboration, street performances and artist markets. Each activity and the associated open call requirements are explained in greater detail.

Mobile Stage

The 5 to 10 Mobile Stage is a pop-up live-performance stage outfitted with sound and light equipment which will rove Hennepin Avenue as part of the 5 to 10 on Hennepin project.

Community Collaboration

The 5 to 10 Community Collaboration is a six-month pilot project, pairing local artists with underserved communities via partnering nonprofits to produce a placemaking amenity or a programmatic element as part of 5 to 10 on Hennepin.

Street Performance Program

The 5 to 10 Street Performance Program is looking for buskers, magicians, troubadours, spoken word artists, dancers, jugglers, chalk artists, mimes, balloon-twisters, fire-eaters, stilt-walkers, puppeteers and anyone else with talents to entertain and engage our visitors as they enjoy 5 to 10 on Hennepin. Multicultural performers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artist Market

The 5 to 10 Artist Market is a series of weekly pop-up night markets — from August 18 through December — featuring Minnesota-made fine art and goods. Activating one city block at a time along Hennepin Avenue between 5th and 10th streets, this Artist Market is part of 5 to 10 on Hennepin.

Learn More.