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

Choreographer Fellowships

The McKnight 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 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 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.