McKnight Fellowships

The McKnight Fellowship programs have transitioned to The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts. Click here for current information on the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers and the McKnight International Choreographer programs. 

Through the McKnight International Artist program, one international choreographer is invited to spend time in residence in Minnesota each year.

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.


     Meet the Fellows