The McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists is a highly competitive fellowship program that identifies talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Each year, the program supports established artists by providing unrestricted awards of $25,000 that can help an artist set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.
In addition to the cash award, the fellows invite five nationally recognized critics into their studios for in-depth conversations about their work. Two of the critics return to participate in the public panel discussion that pairs one of them with two or three McKnight Visual Artist Fellows.
McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series Schedule
- Thursday, April 6, 6:30pm (CT)
Jasmine Wahi, founder and co-director of Project for Empty Space, in conversation with McKnight 2021 fellows David Bowen, Mara Duvra, and Rotem Tamir
- Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm (CT)
Gregory Volk, New York-based art critic and freelance curator, in conversation with McKnight 2021 fellows Ben Moren and Dyani White Hawk
The discussion series is co-presented with the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Fellowships are generously funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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