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

The deadline for applying for the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists has passed. The annoucement of the fellowship recipients will be made on Monday, November 22. The exhibition of new work by the 2016/17 Jerome fellows is on view in MCAD Gallery through Tuesday, November 7. 

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 five grants of $12,000 each to emerging Minnesota artists. Fellowships may be used to purchase materials, cover the production costs of 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. The Jerome Foundation celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014 by honoring the creation, development, and production of new work by emerging artists, and the organizations that support them. Visit the Jerome Foundation's website for more information about their history of grant making.