Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists

The recipients of the 2014/15 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists have been announced! Thank you to everyone who applied. Stay tuned for information on the 2015/16 application cycle.

Since 1981, the Jerome Foundation has generously funded this fellowship program to significantly advance, artistically and critically, emerging visual artists in Minnesota.

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 acknowledgement 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 grants to five Minnesota artists, which for the 2014/15 fellowship year will be raised to $12,000 each. 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 50 years ago 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 celebrates 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 50th Anniversary website for more information about Jerome Foundation’s history of grant making.