McKnight Printmaking Fellowships at Highpoint

Artistic fields
Printmaking, Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
This opportunity IS NOT limited to Twin-cities based printmakers! Outstate residents are encouraged to apply. Are mid career with a body of work that demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. Have not been a recipient of a McKnight Artist Fellowship within any artistic discipline in the last five award years. Demonstrate growth and ongoing artistry since their most recent McKnight Artist Fellowship (if applicable). Are not staff, board, or immediate family of the McKnight Foundation or fellowship administrative partners. Are not enrolled full-time in an academic program. Artists must demonstrate excellence in at least one traditional printmaking technique (intaglio, lithography, screen-printing, mono-printing, or relief). Applicant may only apply to one McKnight Artist Fellowship per year (in any/all artistic disciplines).
Cash Prize
25000 EUR An unrestricted award
Provided access to Highpoint's state-of-the-art printshop (it is not a requirement to utilize the printshop at Highpoint) Technical support from the fellowship coordinator Professional development opportunities Storage space for materials, use of inks, and standard shop supplies
Provided access to Highpoint classes. Group discussions and critiques with local and national experts in the field. McKnight Printmakers' exhibition, public talk, and reception at Highpoint Professional digital documentation of exhibited artwork. Opportunity to participate in a fully-funded artist residency through a partnership with the Artist Communities Alliance following the fellowship year. Highpoint supporting membership.
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 Fellowship 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. Through this cooperation with its program partners, the McKnight Artist Fellowships Program is able to reflect the rich diversity of cultures and aesthetics found within our state. Currently the foundation contributes about $2.8 million per year to its statewide fellowships. For more information, visit The specific intent of the McKnight Printmaking Fellowship is to recognize and support mid-career artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence in the field of printmaking.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 years
Required documents
Artist Statement
Artwork / Portfolio
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