McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers

January 31, 2009

Deadline: April 6, 2009 The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation ( http://www.mcknight.org/ ) has announced that online artist service community mnartists.org will now manage the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers program. The mnartists.org/McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers support mid-career artists residing in Minnesota who use photo- graphy as a primary means of creative, personal expression. Four fellowships of $25,000 each will be awarded in June 2009 to en- able the recipient artists to study, reflect, experiment, and explore over a twelve-month period with the support and assis- tance from mnartists.org and the McKnight Foundation. In addition to the monetary award, each fellow’s work will appear in a public exhibition. The McKnight Artist Fellowships were created in 1981 to help art- ists set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of opportunities; and work on new projects. McKnight contributes a total of nearly $1 million per year to individual artists through the twelve fellowship programs. The foundation delegates management of the fellowships to arts organizations that tailor programs to the unique challenges of different creative disciplines (ceramic artists, choreographers, composers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, play- wrights, screenwriters, theater artists, visual artists, and writers). Complete application guidelines for the program are available at the mnartists.org Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016668/mcknightphoto

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