2017 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships

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Application deadline 12 pm Friday, March 24, 2017.

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OPENS: January 27, 2017
DEADLINE: Friday, March 24, 2017, at noon
Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

About the McKnight Fellowships
Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas. Eight arts organizations oversee the administration of the fellowships and structure their own programs to respond to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines.

The goal of the McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. Since 2014, the McKnight Visual Arts Fellowships have included the medium of photography, so there are a total of eight $25,000 fellowships awarded each year. The focus of the fellowship is connecting fellows to six visiting critics, participating in a McKnight Discussion Series that features fellows and invited critics, and working with each fellow to pursue additional professional development opportunities.

The McKnight Foundation generously funds this fellowship program. Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Please contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at or 612.874.3667 for more information.

Information Sessions

Attend one of the McKnight information sessions to learn more about the application process and fellowship program. A video recording of the information session will be available online after February 20. Artists are also welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings in person or over the phone with Program Director Kerry Morgan or Fellowship Coordinator Melanie Pankau.

Previous McKnight fellowship recipients will be at each information session to share how they approached the application process.

Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince Street, Suite 270, St. Paul

Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis

Opportunity Opens: Monday, Jan 30th 2017

Opportunity Closes: Friday, Mar 24th 2017, 12:00pm

 Application: Apply Here

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