The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers annually awards three fellowships of $25,000 each to Minnesota choreographers. Fellowships are intended to provide significant financial assistance to mid-career choreographers whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. 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.
The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, now offers a new choreographic residency program in partnership with four national partners: the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC), the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, FL), Tofte Lake Center (Ely, MN), and FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA). Now, in addition to the cash award, choreography fellows may also apply for a McKnight-sponsored residency with one of Northrop and McKnight's national residency partners. The residencies provide time and resources for the development of new choreographic work as well as garnering a national profile for the fellows.