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 mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field.

Applications for the 2023 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists will open December 15, 2022–March 1, 2023.

2023 Fellowship Benefits Include:

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

The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging.

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


Attend an Information Session

Wednesday, January 18. 2022; 6–7pm

Hosted by Anika Schneider, MCBA’s Director of Exhibitions and Artist Programs, this virtual information session will cover a general overview of the program and the application process. We’ll also go over some changes to this year’s work sample materials as well as changes to the second round of jurying. Questions are encouraged!

Wednesday, February 8, 2022; 6–7pm

Hosted by 2022 McKnight Fellowship recipient Corrine Teed, this virtual information session will provide an in-depth look at  the application materials themselves. Corrine will share samples from their application. Questions are encouraged!

Wednesday, February 22; 7–8pm

This virtual “office hour,” hosted by Anika Schneider, will serve as a final opportunity for applicants to ask questions ahead of their application submission.

For further information, contact:

Anika Schneider, Director of Exhibitions & Artist Programs
aschneider@mnbookarts.org
612-215-2528


About the McKnight Artist Fellowships Program

Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Support for individual working Minnesota artists has been a cornerstone of the program since it began in 1982. The McKnight Artist Fellowships Program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 14 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 mcknight.org/artistfellowships.

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 in Minnesota, neuroscience, and international crop research.


Past Fellows

2022
CB Sherlock
Corinne Teed

2021
Mary Hark
Sonja Peterson

2020
Paula McCartney
Lisa Nebenzahl