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Program Goal

To support working artists to create and contribute to vibrant communities. Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive.

Program Strategies

Capacity and systems. We fund organizations that are mission-driven to support working artists, with capacity and systems in place to develop and share their work.
Targeted resources. We support select programs and projects to fuel exceptional and diverse artistic practice.
Community value.We leverage local and national collaborations, knowledge, and policies that maximize the value of artists' work in their communities.

The McKnight Foundation contributes about $1.7 million per year to its statewide artist fellowships program. Learn more about the fellowships program and how to apply.

Program Contacts

Vickie Benson, Program Director    

Bio  |  Email  |  Twitter: @VickieLBenson  

Arleta LittleProgram Officer

Bio  |  Email  |  Twitter: @ALittleScribe

Sarah LovanProgram Officer

Bio  |  Email  |  Twitter: @SarahLovan 

Kristen MarxProgram Administrator

Email  |  Twitter: @MarxKristen

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