20/20 Artist Fellowship

Apply by March 31


ELIGIBILITY

The intent of the 20/20 Artist Fellowship is to recognize BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native artists in Minnesota who are developing tools, pathways and systems of support for artists in their communities. Please read carefully. Applicants who do not meet all of the following criteria and will not be considered and should not apply.

The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is open to BIPOC and Native artists of all practices, disciplines and career stages. Recipients of the fellowship are not required to use award funds towards existing or future work products. To be considered for the 20/20 Artist Fellowship an artist must:

1. Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) or Native. We use this term to mean that we seek to serve artists of color who identify as: Black/African/African American, Afro Latino/a/x, Caribbean, Chicano/a/x, Mexican, Central American, South American, Middle Eastern/North African, Southeast Asian/Asian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan, Immigrants, Refugees, Undocumented, and/or Muslim. We recognize that these descriptions and this language is ever-evolving and will always be inadequate. If this description resonates with you, we invite you to apply.

2. Be 18 years of age or older

3. Be eligible to receive taxable income in Minnesota throughout the current fellowship year

4. Have been living or working in Minnesota for the past two years

5. Be living or working in Minnesota for the majority of the fellowship period

6. Not have received fellowship awards from Springboard in the past

7. Not work as fellowship staff for the 20/20 Artists Fellowship program

8. Not work at or be a board member of Springboard for the Arts

9. Not be an immediate family member of fellowship staff, Springboard staff or board members (independent contractors are eligible to apply)

A final determination of eligibility is made by Springboard on a case by case basis.


OVERVIEW

The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is an unrestricted $15,000 award, plus a $5,000 professional development stipend given individually to three (3) BIPOC and Native artists who are creating tools, pathways and systems of support for artists in their communities.

The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is open to BIPOC and Native artists of all practices, disciplines and career stages residing or working in Minnesota. Recipients of the fellowship are not required to apply award funds towards existing or future work products.

Candidates for the 20/20 Artist Fellowship are identified through an open application process. All eligible applications receive equal consideration through a three-round peer review process (pre-screen, panel review and panel interview). Peer reviewers are selected by Springboard staff and aim to represent the diverse pool of identities, geographies and artistic disciplines reflected in the applicant pool.

The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is a three year pilot program that will be offered yearly through 2020. This year, the application period is open January through March, awardees are decided in June, and the fellowship period runs until August 2020.

The 20/20 Artist Fellowship accepts both written and video applications through an open application process. During the open application period, artists can choose to attend the information session on 2/27 and/or application review sessions to better understand the program and receive feedback on their applications. Questions can also be sent to fellowship officials at: fellowships@springboardforthearts.org Applications are open now through March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm


For more information, please visit:

https://springboardforthearts.org/jobs-opportunities/20-20-fellowship/


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