Seeking Artist Applicants for 2018-19: MCAD-Jerome Foundation Fellowshop



Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12 noon.

Apply here

The application cycle is now open and will close on Friday, September 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. (noon) CT.

Download a copy of the Jerome 2018/19 Fellowship Application guidelines here.

Information Sessions, Workshops, and One-On-One Meetings

You are welcome to attend a Jerome Information Session with Program Director Kerry Morgan. A video recording of an information session will be available online after July 23.

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT)
995 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince Street, Suite 270
Saint Paul, MN 55101

We will be hosting several workshops July-August 2018, please check our Facebook page for locations, dates, and times.

Applicants are also welcome to schedule one-on-one meetings (in person or over the phone) with the program director or fellowship coordinator before submitting their applications online. To schedule a meeting please call 612.874.3667. Please note we will not be able to schedule one-on-one meetings the week prior to the deadline (September 7–14).

For further information, contact:
Kerry Morgan, Program Director

Melanie Pankau, Fellowship Coordinator


More information:

Since 1981, this fellowship program has significantly advanced, artistically and critically, emerging visual artists in Minnesota.

The 2018/19 fellowship application cycle is now open and will close on Friday, September 14, 2018 at noon. The culminating exhibition for the 2017/18 fellowship recipients will open in MCAD Gallery on Friday, October 5 and run through Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Artists considered for these fellowships may work in a variety of visual art media, including both traditional and new media. The program is aimed at visual artists who can present their work in a gallery context, and eligible applicants must be in the early stages of their careers and have not yet attained professional acknowledgment commensurate with the quality of their work. MCAD and the Jerome Foundation welcome applications from artists representing diverse cultural perspectives.

An independent jury of three arts professionals competitively awards four grants of $10,000 each to early career Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of new artwork, and supplement living or travel costs. During the twelve-month fellowship year, each artist receives three studio visits from professional critics, access to technical assistance, a culminating exhibition at the MCAD Gallery, a catalog with a critical essay on each artist’s work, and the opportunity to partake in a public panel discussion.

This program is administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at or 612.874.3667 for more information.

About the Jerome Foundation

The Jerome Foundation, created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972), seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit arts organizations and artists in Minnesota and New York City.

Nurturing exploration and experimentation by emerging artists diversifies the seeds of creativity and leads to rich experiences. Central to the Foundation’s review of each proposal is an assessment of the quality of the artistic work. The Foundation seeks to encourage the potential for excellence.

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