Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant Program

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The Travel and Study Grant Program, supported by the Jerome Foundation and the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation, awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth.

The eligible disciplines for 2016 are dance; film, video, and digital production; and literature—including choreographers, film and video directors, and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word.

Executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in dance; film, video, and digital production; 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, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials.

The 2016 deadline for applications to the Travel and Study Grant Program is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Travel for the 2016 program must occur between June 1, 2016, and December 31, 2018.

Selection is based on the quality and potential of the applicant’s work and the significance and appropriateness of the proposed trip. 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.

Guidelines and online application available at

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