2022 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships Open


Here is a link to the application: https://mcad.submittable.com/submit

2022 Application Guidelines
McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists
Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design


The goal of the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are beyond an early career stage. 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 McKnight Discussion Series, and by working with the fellows to create an individualized professional development plan.

The MCAD-administered fellowship program uses an independent jury of three arts professionals to competitively award six fellowships. The fellowship runs for two years, June 1, 2022–May 31, 2024, and includes:

– $25,000 unrestricted fellowship funding may be used to enhance any aspect of the artist’s life, such as overhead costs, the purchase of materials, travel, and other living expenses.

– $1,750 Professional Development Funds may be used for publications, equipment/material purchases, travel expenses, workshops, etc.

– Professional documentation of artwork.

– Access to MCAD’s facilities, library, and ½ off tuition for Continuing Education courses (one per semester).

– First Year: five studio visits from national critics/curators/arts professionals.

– Second Year: Opportunity to invite two of the visiting critics back to participate in a McKnight Discussion Series where two to three fellows and a selected critic develop a dialogue related to their art practices.

– Participation in a 1–2 week artist residency at one of twenty partnering residency programs with the Artists Communities Alliance (ACA).

– Eight hours of consulting time, support, and resources from Springboard for the Arts.


Application opens: Friday, January 28, 2022
Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022 at noon (CT)



Application Overview (with Program Director Kerry Morgan)
Pre-recorded, link available by Feb. 7

Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies (with 2021 McKnight fellow)
Pre-recorded, link available by Feb. 7

Wednesday, February 23, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Work Samples, Statements, and Application Strategies (with Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau) via Zoom



Applicants are welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings (via Zoom or over the phone)
with Program Director Kerry Morgan or Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau before submitting their applications online. To schedule a meeting please email

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