McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to partner with the McKnight Foundation to offer two fellowships to beyond-emerging artists living and working in Minnesota who show sustained experience in the book arts. They demonstrate achievement, commitment, and high level proficiency in their practice that contributes to the book arts field while impacting and benefiting people in Minnesota.

2024 Fellowship Benefits Include:

            • Unrestricted $25,000 award
            • Studio visits from a national critic/curator
          • $1,000 travel stipend to attend a conference
          • Opportunity to participate in public artist panel
          • $2,000 educational stipend
          • Two years of MCBA studio access
          • Opportunity to attend an artist residency with stipend
          • Group exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery

Minnesota Center for Book Arts values a culture of equity and inclusion and encourages artists with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

How to Apply

Applications were open December 1, 2023–March 1, 2024. Contact Anika Schneider, Director of Exhibitions and Artist Programs, with additional questions at



December 1, 2023
Application cycle opens

March 1, 2024 • 11:59pm CT
Applications due

May 30, 2024
Fellows announced

August 1, 2024–July 31, 2025
2024 fellowship period

About the McKnight Artist & Culture Bearers Fellowships Program

Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists and culture bearers thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts and culture program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Support for individual working Minnesota artists and culture bearers has been a cornerstone of the program since it began in 1982. The McKnight Artist & Culture Bearer Fellowships Program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 15 different creative disciplines. Program partner organizations administer the fellowships and structure them to respond to the unique challenges of different disciplines. Currently, the foundation contributes about $2.8 million per year to its statewide fellowships. For more information, visit

Read the McKnight Artist Fellowships Community Values.

About the McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts and culture in Minnesota, neuroscience, and global food systems.

Past Fellows

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Brien Beidler
Todd Thyberg

CB Sherlock
Corinne Teed

Mary Hark
Sonja Peterson

Paula McCartney
Lisa Nebenzahl