This is a collection of artists, articles, and events relating to the 2010 McKnight Photography Fellows.
The mnartists.org/McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers support mid-career artists residing in Minnesota who use photography as a primary means of creative, personal expression. The $25,000 fellowships awarded in June 2011 will enable four artists to study, reflect, experiment, and explore over a twelve-month period with the support and assistance from mnartists.org and the McKnight Foundation. Panel decisions are based primarily on the presence and promise of excellence in work samples; a plan of activities for the fellowship year will also be reviewed, along with resumè (to determine career status).
mnartists.org is proud to be the administrative home for McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers program. Co-founded in 2004 by McKnight and the Walker Art Center, mnartists.org hosts web pages for more than 10,000 artists and serves as an information hub and gathering place for Minnesota's arts community. The fellowship program was previously administered by the Minnesota Center for Photography from 2006-2008.
Support for individual artists has been a cornerstone of the McKnight Foundation's arts program since it began in 1981. The foundation's overall interest in enriching community recognizes that artists and their contributions are vital to the state's health. McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial assistance to individuals whose work demonstrates accomplishment and the promise of continued excellence. Awards are made in 12 disciplines through 9 arts organizations and presenters.