Minnesota Center for Photography (MCP) has hosted the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers Program since 2006. As an organization directly serving the community of photographers in Minnesota and beyond, MCP is ideally situated to provide this service and enhance understanding and appreciation for the creation of contemporary photography.
Support for individual artists has been a cornerstone of the McKnight Foundationâ€™s arts program since it began in 1981. The foundationâ€™s overall interest in enriching community recognizes that artists and their contributions are vital to the stateâ€™s health. McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial assistance to individuals whose work demonstrates accomplishment and the promise of continued excellence. Awards are made in 12 disciplines through 9 arts organizations and presenters.
The MCP/McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers support mid-career artists residing in Minnesota who use photography as a primary means of creative, personal expression. The $25,000 fellowships awarded in June 2008 enable four artists to study, reflect, experiment, and explore over a twelve-month period with the support and assistance from MCP and the McKnight Foundation. Panel decisions are based primarily on the presence and promise of excellence in work samples; a plan of activities for the fellowship year will also be reviewed, along with resumÃ¨ (to determine career status).
Work created during the fellowship year is featured in an exhibition at MCP. Fellows participate in a public presentation about their new work, an exhibit publication, a web portfolio, as well as possibilities to work with MCPâ€™s educational programming. Fellows have additional opportunities to consult with one or more of the review panelists about their accomplishments during the fellowship year.
Deadline: April 6, 2009
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