McKnight Fellowship for Ceramic Artists

by Jessica Stolen

Northern Clay Center

The McKnight Fellowship for Ceramic Artists supports outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology—whether it be functional, sculptural, or relational—all techniques are welcome. The intent of this program is to recognize and support midcareer artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.

Applications open March 15, 2024. The deadline for the 2024 McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists is Friday, May 17, 2024 at 5 pm CT.

Two $25,000 grants will be awarded in 2024. Fellowship support may be pursued for, but not limited to: experimenting with new techniques and materials; purchasing materials and equipment; collaborating with other artists; or pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. The 2024 fellows will deliver a workshop and at the culmination of the grant period, will be featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center that will also travel to 3 – 5 sites around the state of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


  • Have or maintain MN residency for at least one year prior to application and for the duration of the fellowship year.
  • Are mid-career with a body of work that demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. 
  • Can only apply to one McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowship in any artistic discipline within a year.
  • Have not been a recipient of a McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowship within any artistic discipline in the last five years. 
  • Demonstrate growth and ongoing artistry since their most recent McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowship.
  • Are not staff, board, or immediate family of the McKnight Foundation or fellowship administrative partners. 
  • Are not enrolled full-time in an academic program.

OPENSMarch 15, 2024 12:00 am

CLOSESMay 17, 2024 5:00 pm

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