The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting is for Minnesota-based, mid-career writers. The fellowship provides development and career support along with a $25,000 award. The deadline for this program is January 14, 2021.
Playwrights may also be interested in the Core Writer Program, which is open to any playwright in the US and provides three years of career and development support. The application deadline is January 21, 2021.
Minnesota-based theater artists other than playwrights (e.g. actors, directors, designers, etc.) can apply for the McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship. Interested applicants can declare an intent to apply at any time, and will be notified about special workshops that the Minnesota Playwrights’ Center is holding about creating a digital work sample and an artist statement. This program provides a $25,000 award, and the deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.
Applications for all programs are accepted online, and there is no fee to apply. More information is available at the Playwrights’ Center website here. Questions? Contact Julia Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-225-2372.
Open to Artists in Music, Theatre, Literature, & Visual Arts
The North Dakota Museum of Art is accepting applications for the 2019 McCanna House Artist-in-residence season. Artists working in music, theatre, literature, or the visual arts are encouraged to apply. Open to artists in all stages of their career. Preference given to regional artists (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba), with remaining availability open to all.
The North Dakota Museum of Art presents a unique opportunity with the McCanna House Artist-in-residence program. This retreat consists of a 1920’s farmhouse and large outlying steel building in the midst of the thriving farmland of the Red River Valley of Eastern North Dakota. While the residency affords no dedicated media specific facilities at this time, the open mutable space of the house, barn and grounds affords opportunity for the creation of work in many scales. The powerfully vast physical space of the Great Plains allows the imagination to run wild, with the close proximity to large scale agriculture drawing one into the cycles of growth and harvest. Out of this open horizon emerges a peace and presence of mind uniquely conducive to creativity and artistic shift.
THE PROGRAM The residency consists of 2 – 5 week blocks of time layered throughout the operating year. The house is open from June 1 through the end of September or early October. There will only be one artist on the property at a time, unless a group project is accepted. While there are no expectations for the artist to complete work during the residency, artists are asked only to use their time wisely, and be aware of the transformative potential of time spent there. Application More Information
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 20192019 Announcement: February 15, 2019.
AMENITIES *Wireless Internet *Well lit French country-style farmhouse, detached 40 x 70 foot steel building, and large outdoor space with yards and surrounding tree lines. *House has 3 full bedrooms, each with attached bathrooms *New washer and dryer *New electric stove in well appointed kitchen
*Screened in porch area with convenient BBQ *A modest array of hand tools *Opportunities to work with surrounding community groups *10 miles from town of Larimore (pop.2,000), yet feels remote and private. *35 miles from Grand Forks (pop.55,000), with its thriving art scene and good shopping/dining *5 hours to Minneapolis and 2 hours to Winnipeg, Manitoba *Well stocked library *Fruit trees *Surrounded by working fields producing soy beans, potatoes, canola, and more… *Endless sky *Big weather
Support for individual artists has been a focus of The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program since its inception. McKnight has 10 different Fellowship programs for artists; you can find out about the fellowships and all the organizations that handle them on behalf of McKnight here. Each program has its own guidelines and deadline. Programs with upcoming deadlines include ceramic artists (Administered by the Northern Clay Center. The deadline is May 25. Info is here ) Consider applying for a fellowships!