Travel and Study Grant Program

The 2017 Travel and Study Grant Program will support emerging artists who create new work in music, theater, and visual arts.  The program is open to “generative" artists (e.g. composers or sound artists in music; playwrights, performance artists and directors of ensemble based theatre companies; and visual artists of all genres) who have a record of creating original work.  

Additionally, with thanks to the HRK Foundation for its generous support, the program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. New York City-based executives and program administrators are not eligible to apply.

Travel and Study grants support periods of domestic and/or international travel for study, exploration and growth.  Eligible activities include (but are not limited) to research informing or leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations (whether artistic or organizational), participation in specific non-academic training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, field investigation of work outside of the applicant’s home state, and opportunities to engage in dialogue on aesthetic or organizational issues. This program will not support rehearsals, performances, exhibitions, touring, or teaching opportunities by grantees, pursuit of academic degrees, the production of new work, or the acquisition of teaching credentials. Students enrolled in academic degree programs at any level are not eligible to apply. 

Deadlines and Notification

The deadline for the next round will be Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. CST / 5:30 p.m. EST, with grants announced in March 2017. Travel for the 2017 program must occur between May 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. 

Because of the limited funds available, this program supports disciplines in alternating years: dance, film/video/digital production and literature projects will be eligible in 2018.  

How To Apply

Application Process:  Once you have taken the eligibility quiz and reviewed the Policies and Priorities of the program, you may submit an application online. To login or create a new account, click here.

The online system will contain explicit instructions on creating and submitting applications. Once submitted, applicants will receive an email notification that the application was received.

Only online applications submitted through the Foundation’s website at will be accepted. 

Paper submissions, email, and faxed applications are NOT accepted.  

Additional Information

Webinar: Travel and Study Grant Program
The 2017 Travel and Study Webinar was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. CST / 7:00 p.m. EST.  To view a recording of the webinar, click on this link:

Follow-up questions can be addressed by emailing or by calling 651.224.9431.

Contact Foundation: The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications. Staff may be contacted either by telephone (651-224-9431) between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Central Time, Mondays through Fridays (excepting holidays) or by sending emails to Ben Cameron ( or Eleanor Savage ( For technical issues, please email

The Foundation currently is not accepting new applications for the General Program. Unless you are a current grantee requesting continued support for a program or project, please do not start an application. Contact The Foundation with questions.

The Travel and Study Grant Program application is now open with a deadline of December 8, 2016. The Jerome Emerging Composer / Sound Artist Fellowship Program is open with a deadline of January 26, 2017.

The Foundation will open the application for the New York City and Minnesota Film,Video, and Digital Production Grant Program grant on May 1, 2017.

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