McKnight Visual Artist Fellowships

Administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2016 McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship Application Now Open!

The McKnight Foundation’s Arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Established in 1981, the McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in eleven 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 Arts program supports the conviction that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time.

The goal of the McKnight Artist 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.

Please contact Kerry Morgan, program director, at gallery@mcad.edu or 612.874.3667 for more information.