Northrop is pleased to be the administrative home of the McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers. With the generous support of the McKnight Foundation, Northrop awards fellowships to individual mid-career dancers and choreographers. Through the McKnight International Artist program, Northrop invites one international choreographer 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.