Nominations invited for the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA)
Deadline: Monday, August 21 at 4:30pm CDT
As a complement to our long-running Jerome Fund for New Music, ACF is seeking to expand their reach by identifying and supporting artists who typically operate outside their known circles. Through a $3000 project grant, MECA supports individuals working in a variety of non-commercial genres, including electronic, improvised, jazz, experimental, traditional, and world musics. The nomination process is simple: use the links on the program page to point them to a variety of work samples and background information on the artist, along with your endorsement. They will take it from there.
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The online application for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists is now open. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 15, 2017, at noon.
Artists considered for these fellowships may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media. The program is aimed at visual artists who can present their work in a gallery context, and eligible applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have not yet attained professional acknowledgment commensurate with the quality of their work. MCAD and the Jerome Foundation welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.
An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards five grants of $12,000 each to emerging Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.
This program is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at email@example.com or 612.874.3667 for more information.
The Jerome Foundation is delighted to announce that Travel and Study Grants in Music, Theater and Visual Arts will again be awarded in March 2017. The program is open to “generative” artists (e.g. composers or sound artists in music; playwrights, performance artists and directors of ensemble based theatre companies; and visual artists of all genres) who have a record of creating original work. Additionally, with thanks to the HRK Foundation for its generous support, the program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. The deadline for applications will be 4:30 pm (Central Time) on Thursday, December 8, 2016, with grants announced in March 2017. For more information.
2015/16 JEROME FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Since 1981, the Jerome Foundation has generously funded this fellowship program to significantly advance, artistically and critically, emerging visual artists in Minnesota.
To view an information session and learn more about the application process click here.
Artists are also welcome to schedule one-on-one phone meetings with program director Kerry Morgan or program coordinator Nathan Lewis. For more information call 612.874.3667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jerome Foundation generously supports this fellowship program.
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The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. The eligible disciplines for 2014 are dance, film and video, and literature, including choreographers, film and video directors, and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word.
The 2014 Travel and Study Grant Program application deadline is February 24, 2014. Travel must occur between June 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016. Applicants not awarded grants in 2014 may reapply in 2016 if the program is offered.
The 2014 Travel and Study Grant Program is supported by the General Mills Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foudation, and the Jerome Foundation.
Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in dance, film and video, and literature are also eligible to apply. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials.
Awards are made once per year. Three-person selection panels in each eligible discipline review proposals and recommend recipients to the Jerome Foundation Board, which approves all grants. Selection is based on the quality and potential of the applicant’s work and the significance and appropriateness of the proposed trip. Applications may be reviewed in a two-step process incorporating a first-round screening before panelists review the remaining applications. This program receives many applications and has limited funds available. Although financial need is not a requirement, please consider whether you need these funds to undertake a travel and study trip.