Travel and Study Grant Program

The 2018 Travel and Study Grant Program will support emerging artists who create new work in dance, film/video/digital production, and literature. The program is open to “generative" artists (choreographers; film, video, and digital production directors; and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word artists) 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

Applications will open on Friday, September 1, 2017.

The deadline is Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Eastern, with grants announced in March 2018. Travel for the 2018 program must occur between May 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

How To Apply

  1. Take the eligibility quiz.
  2. Review eligibility and requirements and/or download the program guidelines.
  3. Go to the Log In page to log in or create a new account. The online system will contain explicit instructions on creating and submitting applications. (Please note that the application is not available until Friday, September 1.)
  4. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification that the application was received.

Only online applications will be accepted. Paper submissions, email, and faxed applications are not accepted.

Additional Information

The 2018 Travel and Study Webinar will take place Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 12 noon Central Time. Register for the webinar in advance. The webinar will be recorded, so you can view it even if you cannot attend live. You can also watch the archived 2017 Travel and Study Webinar from October 12, 2016.

Contact Foundation

The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications. Email Ben Cameron ( or Eleanor Savage (, or call 651-224-9431 between 9 am and 4:30 pm Central Time, Mondays through Fridays (excepting holidays).

Email if you have any questions or technical issues.


Download the guidelines in PDF format:

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Step 1/preliminary application for Organization Grants is now open. The deadline is September 14, 2017.

The application for the New York City and Minnesota Film,Video, and Digital Production Grant Program is now open. The deadline is August 24, 2017.

The Travel and Study Grant Program application will open September 1, 2017. The deadline is December 7, 2017.

Learn more about the programs via the links above or go to the login page to start your application.


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