FilmNorth is now accepting applications for the McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. Four $25,000 fellowships will be awarded to Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging.
Eligible applicants include directors and writers in film, television, and streaming; radio producers; and creative artists in web, computer/video games, and other emerging forms of media.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Minnesota Film and TV is requesting proposals from Minnesota filmmakers who are seeking finishing or completion funds for new narrative features or long-form documentaries that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available for reimbursement of Minnesota production and post production costs. In order to be eligible, projects must be in production or post production at the time of application.
RFP Posted July 8, 2014
Submission Deadline December 5, 2014 at 5:00PM
Full Panel Review of Proposals January 10, 2015
Recipients Announced January 13, 2015
Questions? Please call Jill Johansen, Incentives Specialist at 612-767-0095 or email at email@example.com or Craig Rice at 612-685-9114.
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.