The State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center are seeking artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent for their Legacy Fellowship Program.
The Legacy Fellowship Program will award ten fellows with a grant of $2,000 each to develop a project to showcase work in their respective genres. Additionally, fellows will receive monthly professional development opportunities around topics, such as fundraising, marketing, and building a portfolio.
“Our hope is that the Legacy Fellowship Program will increase the number of artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent to work in the area of art and cultural preservation,” said Ilean Her, executive director, CAPM.
The Legacy Fellowship Program is seeking applicants who demonstrate a commitment to their art form as evidenced by past experience. It was established for artists with a unique and innovative way of viewing the world and whose work shows an understanding of their craft and promise of potential.
Artists who demonstrate a willingness to work in fellowship with other cohort members, and artists who understand the importance of developing their business and leadership skills to advance their artistic careers are encouraged to apply.
The Legacy Fellowship Program is coordinated by May Lee-Yang, a Twin Cities-based writer, performance artist, and current Bush Leadership Fellow. The individuals Legacy Fellows will have an opportunity to work one-on-one with Lee-Yang and other local artists as they grow through their artistic and leadership journey.
To be eligible to apply, artists must live in Minnesota, be at least eighteen years of age, identify as Asian Pacific Islander American, and be a mid-career artist.
For applications or more questions, please contact May Lee-Yang at [email protected] or call 651-757-1740.
The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans is a statewide government agency created by the legislature in 1985 to advise the governor and state legislature on issues confronting Asian and Pacific Islander people in this state. They provide input on issues unique to non-English speaking immigrants and refugees to ensure that the API communities are incorporated and engaged in governmental and policy-making processes.
CAPM publicizes the accomplishments of the community, as well as their contributions and value to this state. It serves as a bridge between the API community in Minnesota and mainstream society and institutions.
Focused on the future of our state, The Minnesota Humanities Center brings the unique resources of the humanities to the challenges and opportunities of our times. It works through partnerships across the state to build thoughtful, literate, engaged citizens. Through the humanities, this Center builds community and brings into public life the untold stories that deepen our connections to each other.
The Humanities Center engages all Minnesota communities in imagination, creativity, and innovation toward a vital and prosperous future. Through partnerships with schools and community members the Humanities Center works to increase academic achievement for all. The Humanities Center also builds the capacity of partner organizations to conduct high-quality and meaningful programs for the public, and creates and provides vibrant and engaging public programs that support community decision-making.