The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to emerging artists who create new work, rotating the eligible disciplines in alternating years. Funds support periods of travel for the purpose of study, exploration, and growth.
The eligible disciplines for 2015 are music, theater, and visual arts, including composers, sound artists, playwrights, creators of performance art and experimental theater, and visual artists.
The 2014 Travel and Study Grant application is closed. The 2015 Travel and Study Grant Program application will be announced in fall 2014. Travel must occur between June 1, 2015, and December 31, 2017.
The 2014 Travel and Study Grant Program is supported by the General Mills Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foudation, and the Jerome Foundation.
Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in dance, film and video, and literature are also eligible to apply. The program supports such activities as research leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations, participation in specific training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, investigating artistic work outside of Minnesota or New York City, and dialogue on aesthetic issues. This program does not support the production of new work or the acquisition of teaching credentials.
Awards are made once per year. Three-person selection panels in each eligible discipline review proposals and recommend recipients to the Jerome Foundation Board, which approves all grants. Selection is based on the quality and potential of the applicant's work and the significance and appropriateness of the proposed trip. Applications may be reviewed in a two-step process incorporating a first-round screening before panelists review the remaining applications. This program receives many applications and has limited funds available. Although financial need is not a requirement, please consider whether you need these funds to undertake a travel and study trip.
Applications are only accepted on paper or submitted online. Applications are NOT accepted via email.
To apply online, setup an online account with a login and password, fill out the application form and provide the required attachments, then submit. To login or create a user loginclick here. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received.
To apply by mail, print the .pdf of the application guidelines and mail or deliver the completed application to the Foundation. Applicants will receive email notification that the application was received. Application materials may not be emailed.