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McKnight Artist Fellowships

Working artists activate our communities and deepen the dimension and quality of our lives.

McKnight Artist Fellowships increase the exploratory opportunity, economic stability, and productive capacity of artists by providing $25,000 in unrestricted support for mid-career artists and discipline-specific artistic and professional development opportunities. For more information and a list of all fellowships visit this webpage.

McKnight Artists Fellowships include: (click on the links to learn more including deadlines and how to apply)

Book Artists

Ceramic Artists

Choreographers

Composers

Community-Engaged Practice Artists

Dancers

Fiber Artists

Media Artists

Musicians

Playwrights

Printmakers

Theater Artists

Visual Artists

Writers

McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists

2020/21 APPLICATION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: MARCH 9, 2020, 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 fourteen areas. Twelve 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

They hosted a “How to Apply” Workshop on February 6th; you can watch a video recording of that event. In the video Eric Mueller, the program’s administrator, talks through the guidelines and application; Jes Reyes, Artist Career Consultant from Springboard for the Arts, talks about writing an effective artist statement. 

Playwrights’ Center Fellowship Programs

The Playwrights’ Center has fellowship programs, some of which are specifically for Minnesota-based writers. Programs include:

Jerome Fellowship – for early career writers. Deadline November 21.

Many Voices Fellowship – for early career writers of color and indigenous writers. Deadline December 5.

Many Voices Mentorship – for beginning Minnesota-based writers of color and indigenous writers. Deadline December 5.

Core Writer Program – for any professional writers. Deadline January 23.

McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting – for mid-career Minnesota-based writers. Deadline January 16.

McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship – for mid-career Minnesota-based artists other than playwrights. Deadline April 16.

McKnight Fellowships in Playwriting

McKnight Artist Fellowships

The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recognizes and supports mid-career playwrights living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. The fellowship term is July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021. The fellowship includes:

  • $25,000 stipend
  • $2,500 to support a play development workshop and other professional expenses
  • $1,400 in travel funds

Application Deadline is January 16, 2020. You are strongly encouraged to declare your intent to apply by early September 2019.

To learn more visit this website.

McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists.

The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. 2019 marks the first year McKnight will be partnering with MCBA to offer the fellowships program in the field of book arts. Each year going forward, MCBA will administer two Fellowship awards, which will allow Minnesota book artists to set aside time for study, reflection, opportunities, new projects, experimentation, and exploration.

Fellowship benefits include:

  • An unrestricted $25,000 award
  • Funding for professional digital documentation of artwork
  • MCBA Artist Collective membership during fellowship year
  • Two studio visits from a national critic/curator/artist
  • Featured participation in a public artist panel at Open Book
  • Travel honorarium to attend one conference during the fellowship year
  • Opportunity to attend an artist residency program 

The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit, who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time, and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging.

Application Cycle Opens: December 1, 2019–March 1, 2020

Visit here for more information.