Category Archives: Grant Info

McKnight Fellowships for Dancers & Choreographers

The McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and for Choreographers will hold a webinar for all interested applicants. 

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 – 2:30pm

Interested in applying for a McKnight Fellowship for Dancers and Choreographers?

This information session will focus on frequently asked questions regarding the application materials: the artistic statement, resume and work sample. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat feature, and/or are encouraged to submit a question by email when you RSVP. 

This session, led by Program Director Mary Ellen Childs, will be accessed through the online meeting site, Zoom. RSVP to mckfell@thecowlescenter.org, and participants will be sent a link to enter the webinar by internet browser on a computer or smart phone. 

For information about the guidelines and eligibility, plus detailed video about the online application process:
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines

FILM, VIDEO AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION Jerome Foundation GRANTS Applications open

Production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors from Minnesota or New York City

DEADLINE TO APPLY MAY 1, 2019

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD NO LATER THAN SEP 30, 2019

Offered every two years, this program provides production grants of up to $30,000 to early career film, video and digital production directors who reside in Minnesota or the five boroughs of New York City and who work in the experimental, narrative, animation or documentary genres.

This program provides grants to individual filmmakers to support specific projects, both short and full-length, for production and select post-production expenses (not pre-production, or marketing, distribution, or festival fees). The awards of up to $30,000 do not require matching funds.

The program does not fund retroactively: only costs incurred after the grant is awarded and a grant contract is signed will be supported.

Learn more about the past Film, Video and Digital Production grantees in Minnesota and New York City.

For more information visit their website here.

MCKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 11

2019/20 Application Guidelines
DEADLINE IS MARCH 11, 2019 AT 5PM
  GUIDELINES FAQ

The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas. Eight arts organizations oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.

The McKnight Arts program supports the conviction that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time.

The goal of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The fellowship program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public discussion panel featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend a professional conference in New York or Los Angeles, and by offering four free classes through FilmNorth during the fellowship year.

For questions about the fellowships or the application process, contact Eric Mueller, Program Administrator, FilmNorth, 651-644-1912, emueller@myfilmnorth.org.

Application Guidelines

There will be a “How to Apply” workshop on January 29, 2019, from 6:30-8:30 (details in the Guidelines.) In the meantime, you can watch the 2018 How to Apply Workshop.

You’re not ready — a workshop for writers

The biggest mistake an author can make is self-publishing or querying agents too early. 

In this workshop, attendees will learn how literary professionals know if a manuscript isn’t ready and what you can do to avoid these pitfalls. Using real examples, together we’ll examine a query letter, a synopsis and the first ten pages of a manuscript to identify these common problems. You’ll also get a chance to assess the readiness of your own writing projects.
While registration isn’t necessary, it is recommended. The most important thing is to come, learn and have fun!
Kim Hruba is a novelist and content creator through her business, Red Shoes Writing Solutions. She has a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Hamline University. A member of the Teaching Artist Roster Program (TARP) for northwestern Minnesota, Kim is available for writing workshops and artist residencies. She is also a motivational speaker and a member of the Star of the North Toastmasters club. She is a 2018 individual artist grant recipient. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council through funding from The McKnight Foundation.

 To sign up or for more information, contact  kim@redshoeswriting.com or (218) 469-0204.

Call for Artwork

Call for Artwork

Centennial Library seeks to purchase ten artworks to display on the non-fiction shelves. The Selection Committee will categorize the artworks by the Dewey Decimal system for placement throughout the shelves. Custom display boxes are being fabricated to fit within the shelves. Additional considerations:

  • Artwork must fit within the fabricated boxes. 
    • Outside dimensions of the box: 13 ¾” (w) x 10 5/8” (h) x9 13/16” (d)
    • Inside dimensions of the box: 11 3/8” (w) x 8 ¼” (h) x 9” (d)
    • Walnut plywood exterior with solid walnut frame on the front, birch plywood interior.
  • Artwork can be 2D or 3D
  • Artwork creates a sense of wonder and curiosity within visitors to the library, and inspires them to explore the library
  • Artwork can be new or previously created. Previously created artworks cannot be committed to other shows or exhibitions. Artwork will be purchased outright by the Library.
  • Artworks should be durable and low maintenance
  • Artwork may be representational or abstract. The use of commercial imagery is discouraged.

Dewey Decimal System categories: 

Computer science, information & general works

Philosophy & psychology

Religion

Social sciences

Language

Natural Science & Mathematics

Technology (applied sciences)

Arts & recreation

Literature

History & geography

Artists based in Minnesota age 16 and older are invited to apply. Artists can submit more than one artwork for consideration. We are committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical ability. 

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Interested artists are invited to submit materials for review by January 7, 2019 at 4:30pm CST.

Each participating artist will receive a stipend of $750.

See here for more information.