ST. PAUL (Feb. 2, 2015) — Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota (IFP MN), a St. Paul-based media arts center, is now accepting applications for the McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists, which it administers $100,000 in artist fellowships to be awarded to filmmakers, screenwriters, game developers, radio producers, and other media artists on behalf of the McKnight Artist Fellowships Program.
Four $25,000 fellowships will be awarded to mid-career Minnesota media artists who have demonstrated continued excellence in their work.
The goal of the McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists program is to identify talented Minnesota media artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage beyond emerging. The program supports established artists by providing significant financial assistance, by creating opportunities to meet with local and national art professionals, by organizing a public McKnight Discussion Series featuring the fellows, by providing assistance to attend the annual IFP Independent Film Week in New York City during the fellowship year, and by offering special class and workshop opportunities through IFP Minnesota.
The program welcomes proposals from screenwriters; film directors; writers and directors of independent radio, television, webisodes, or interactive projects; and independent film producers.
The use of fellowship funds is unrestricted and can help an artist set aside time for study or exploration, take advantage of an opportunity, or work on a new project.
Deadline for applications is April 3, 2015. Application information is available on the IFP Minnesota website: McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists or http://www.ifpmn.org/mcknight-fellowships-media-artists?utm_source=2015+McKnight+fellows+release&utm_campaign=2015+McKnight+announce+release&utm_medium=email.