McKnight Fellowships

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Northrop is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers. With the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, Northrop awards fellowships to individual mid-career dancers and choreographers. Support for individual artists has been a cornerstone of the McKnight Foundation’s arts program since it began in 1981. The foundation recognizes that the arts cannot flourish or enhance community life without the ideas, energy, and drive of individual artists, and that artists cannot make these contributions without unfettered creative time. Fellowship awards are made in 10 disciplines through 8 arts organizations and presenters.
 
McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers: 2014 Recipients
 
Choreographers Selection Panel:
Janet Lilly, Professor and Head of Dance, UNC-Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)
David Shimotakahara, Executive/Artistic Director, GroundWorks Dance Theater (Cleveland, OH)
Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director, Northwest Dance Project (Portland, OR)
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Arts Journalist (New York, NY)
 
McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers: 2014 Recipients
 
Dancers Selection Panel
Joan Karlen, Professor and Dance Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)
Christopher Morgan, Artistic Director, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists; and Director, Dance Omi International Dance Collective (Washington D.C.)
Heidi Geier, Dance Artist and Educator (St. Louis Park, MN)
Nic Lincoln, Dance Artist and Activist (St. Paul, MN)
Sharon Picasso, Dancer, Choreographer, and Performance Artist (Minneapolis, MN)

 

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Choreographer Fellowships

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers annually awards three fellowships of $25,000 each to Minnesota choreographers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

Dancer Fellowships

The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers annually awards three fellowships of $25,000 each to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

International Artist

The McKnight International Artist program invites one international choreographer each year to spend time in residence in Minnesota, collaborating with Minnesota dance artists and showcasing new work. International Artist residencies are offered by invitation only. Applications are not accepted. 

SOLO

Commissioning program of the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers.

National Residencies

 Information about the choreographer fellowships’ National Residencies

Meet the Fellows

An archive of all past McKnight fellows in these programs.

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