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Artist-Initiated Opportunities

Resources for artists interested in initiating their own projects in Lanesboro

Actress Catherine Glynn received a $5,000 Established Artist grant from SEMAC in 2015 to stage 'Miss Myrna Davenport's Poetry in Motion' at the St. Mane Theatre
  • The Jerome Foundation seeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists. The Foundation makes grants directly to emerging artists in Minnesota and New York City, especially those working in film, video and digital production. More information can be found here:
  • The Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative grant program is designed to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of individual artists to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. Program overview, instructions, and eligibility requirements can be found here:

Upcoming artist opportunities with Springboard for the Arts!


Artist residency program in Fergus Falls, MN, supporting career development, homecoming artists, and a new residency celebrating women’s suffrage.

DEADLINE: March 2, 2020.


Learning cohort for artists, culture bearers and community leaders, with offerings in St. Cloud, MN, Rapid City, SD, and Fargo, ND. DEADLINE: March 9, 2020.


Artist fellowship for MN-based BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native artists working to support for other artists. DEADLINE: March 31, 2020.

McKnight Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights Center

McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships – any Minnesota-based professional theater artists (including actors, directors, lighting/sound/scenic/projection/costume designers, dramaturgs, composers, choreographers, puppeteers, and stage managers) are welcome to apply for this fellowship. Benefits include a $25,000 and career support. (Deadline April 16, 2020)

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