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Rural Regenerator Fellowship — A cohort to support and connect creative rural Leaders. Apply now!

Springboard for the Arts has launched the Rural Regenerator Fellowship, a cohort to support and connect creative rural leaders in the Upper Midwest.

With this new Rural Regenerator Fellowship, 10 Fellows will be selected from communities of 50,000 people or fewer across the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and the Native Nations that serve those geographies). Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to rural arts-based community development, their interest in sharing their own experiences and learning around this work with other fellows, and their desire to grow, adapt, or launch new work that will strengthen their community. Fellows will receive $10,000 in flexible funds to support their existing work and/or to launch a new project in their community.

Applications for the Rural Regenerator Fellowship are due by June 11, 2021, with information sessions on April 30 and May 21. Find out more and see the application here: https://springboardforthearts.org/rural-regenerator-fellowship/

Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to rural arts-based community development, their interest in sharing their own experiences and learning around this work with other fellows, and their desire to grow, adapt, or launch new work that will strengthen their community. People who are Black, Indigenous, Native, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, women and gender non-binary people, and/or people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply, and will be prioritized in the selection process.

Rural Regenerators see wild possibilities when communities are most stuck, and they use art, culture and creativity to help reframe challenges and opportunities, build relationships, repair historic harms, and dream big about a future that works better for everyone. Please share, spread the word, and apply!

2020/21 MCAD-Jerome Foundation fellowships for early career artists

Deadline: Friday, September 18, at noon (CT)

Thoroughly reading through the Application Guidelines (download here) prior to starting your application as some components of the application process have changed and expanded.

The MCAD-administered fellowship program uses an independent jury of three arts professionals to competitively award four fellowships. The fellowship runs from November 30, 2020–November 30, 2021 and includes:
 

  • $10,000 – The funds may be used to purchase materials, cover production costs of artwork, and to supplement living or travel costs. Awards are subject to state and federal income tax guidelines. 
  • Three studio visits from professional critics (2 local, I national).
  • An exhibition at the MCAD Gallery in Fall 2021.
  • A catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work.
  • The opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.
  • Access to MCAD’s facilities, library, and ½ off tuition for Continuing Education courses.

INFORMATION SESSIONS AND ONE-ON-ONE MEETING
 

  • Application Overview presented by Program Director Kerry Morgan 
    Pre-recorded (link
  • Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies presented by 2019/20 Jerome fellow Kaamil A. Haider
    Pre-recorded (link
  • Tuesday, August 4, noon–1:00 p.m. Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies hosted by Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau
    Zoom (link)
  • Thursday, August 20, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies hosted by Program Director Kerry Morgan
    Zoom Webinar (link

Applicants are also welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings (over the phone or Zoom) with the program director or fellowship coordinator before submitting their applications online. To schedule a meeting or to request examples of previous fellowship recipients’ artist statements and resumes please contact us at gallery@mcad.eduPlease note we will not be able to schedule one-on-one meetings the week prior to the application deadline (September 14–18). 

For further information, contact:
Kerry Morgan, Program Director 
612.874.3667 
gallery@mcad.edu 

Melanie Pankau, Fellowship Coordinator
612.874.3803 
gallery@mcad.edu 

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 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.