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McKnight Artist Fellowships for Ceramic Artists

Grants to Minnesota Artists for
Creative Work and Professional Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northern Clay Center - The McKnight Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/22/20 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of $25,000 to Minnesota artists for professional development activities. Funding is intended to support established artists who have shown mastery and dedication to their trade. Funding may be used for the following: purchasing materials and equipment; experimenting with new techniques and materials; collaborating with other artists; and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities.

The McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists will support outstanding Minnesota ceramic artists who identify with any methodology: functional, sculptural, relational—all techniques are welcome. The intent of this program is to recognize and support mid-career artists living and working in Minnesota, who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. The McKnight Fellowship recipients will be featured in a workshop and an exhibition with a corresponding catalog at the end of their grant year.

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GrantWatch ID#: 167126

Number of Grants:

Two $25,000 grants will be awarded annually.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Have or maintain MN residency for at least one year prior to application and for the duration of the fellowship year.
• Are mid-career with a body of work that demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence.
• Can only apply to one McKnight Artist Fellowship in any artistic discipline within a year.
• Have not been a recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship within any artistic discipline in the last five years.
• Demonstrate growth and ongoing artistry since their most recent McKnight Artist Fellowship.
• Are not staff, board, or immediate family of the McKnight Foundation or fellowship administrative partners.
• Are not enrolled full-time in an academic program.

Please note: a college degree is NOT required to apply for this or any NCC award.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for awards is Friday, May 22, 2020 by 5 pm. All applications must be received at Northern Clay Center via the online form or in hard copy, along with the required digital images and work samples, by this day and time.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by mid-summer at the latest.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406

For questions, call 612-339-8007 or email Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at

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USA: Minnesota

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