Applications Open
The 2025 application opens in Fall 2024
Deadline to Apply
To Be Announced in 2024
Notification of Award
2023 Fellows Notified by end of January 2023

Marjani Forté-Saunders, 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (Dance). Photo by Ian Douglas. 

2023 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship Application: Now Closed

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships support Minnesota and New York City-based artists across 8 artistic fields who generate new work that takes creative risks in expanding, questioning, experimenting with or re-imagining conventional artistic forms. This Fellowship supports artists who embrace their roles as part of a larger community of artists and citizens, and consciously work with a sense of service, whether aesthetic, social or both. Support is directed to artists who are at an early point in their careers in creating such work, generally in their 2nd–10th year as a generative artist.

The application is closed. The deadline was Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4 pm Central time/5 pm Eastern time.

Fellows receive $50,000 over two consecutive years ($25,000 each year) to support their time and expenses for the creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development.

LeilAwa (Leila Awadallah) is wearing a light blue robe with red and navy patches that have yellow stars. Her torso bent slightly sideways, arms framing her face with fingers spread. Eyes are peacefully almost closed. Her long brown hair hangs.

LeilAwa, 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (Dance). Photo by Trista Marie Photo.

STEP 1: Read the 2023 Fellowship Overview

Learn about the Fellowship, including eligibility requirements and the range of supported artistic fields; the application process, including steps to apply and  timeline; the review process, including  review criteria and panel processes; and how to get help from Jerome staff, including contacting Jerome staff directly and signing up for Information Sessions and Q&A sessions).

The Fellowship Overview also includes Frequently Asked Questions as well as information about the purpose of Fellowship funds and Fellowship timelines, resources, and additional details.

Anyone who is considering applying should read this Overview before proceeding to the online application.

Download Fellowship Overview (PDF)

Watch the Overview Webinar Recording

STEP 2: Go to the Eligibility Questionnaire and Online Application

Field-specific eligibility questionnaires and applications are at

Artists will first be required to complete an eligibility questionnaire. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you will be directed to the application where you will find detailed instructions on completing required sections, uploading your CV, responding to core questions, and providing specified work samples. If there are questions about eligibility, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with Jerome program staff to discuss.

Lizania, a thirty-seven-year-old lighter skin Black woman with black short curly hair. With large glasses, large earrings sitting at her desk with her arms propped on it. You can see her typewriter as well as a black printer.

Lizania Cruz, 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (Visual Arts). Photo by Manolo Salas.

If you prefer to see the application in PDF form before you get started in Submittable, download the Application Guide.

Applicants should read the Fellowship Overview before going to the online application.


Download Application Guide (PDF)

Go to Submittable Online Application


If you have saved draft of the application in Submittable, click here to go to your Saved Drafts.


Jerome program staff will be available through April 15, 2022 to review CVs, help artists with questions of eligibility, or review the process for collaborative applications involving 3-5 artists, or artists enrolled in a PhD program who have completed all course requirements except for their dissertation. To make an appointment, go to where you can sign up for a 15-minute appointment. Anyone requesting an eligibility appointment will be prompted to upload a draft CV as part of making an appointment—this is required.

If you have general questions about the Fellowship, make an appointment at

Jerome Foundation staff will host virtual information sessions, at which work sample and CV tips, insights into the application process and answers to any applicant questions will be provided. This is also where recordings of select sessions will be made available afterwards.

Key Dates

January 27, 2022

Application Opens

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Fellowship Overview Info Session*

Watch the recording at

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Fellowship Application Session*

Watch the recording at

Thursday, March 3, 2022

CV Session*

Watch the recording at

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Work Sample Session*

Watch the recording at

Thursday, April 7, 2022 (5 pm CST/6 pm EST)

Live Fellowship Q&A Session

Join using this link:  

Jerome staff will answer any and all questions you have about the Fellowship and the application.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (11 am CST/12 noon EST)

Live Fellowship Q&A Session

Join using this link:  

Jerome staff will answer any and all questions you have about the Fellowship and the application.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Applications close at 4 pm Central/5 pm Eastern Time

May–August, 2022

Eligibility and application review by panels to determine finalists

September–November, 2022

Panel meetings and recommendation of Fellows to Jerome Board

no later than November 30, 2022

Finalists notified

No later than January 31, 2023

Jerome Board considers panel recommendations and approves Fellows; Fellows notified

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship information sessions will be presented via Zoom. Each session will be approximately an hour long. Sessions will be live captioned (using Zoom live captioning, not a live interpreter or captioner).

* Indicates sessions that will be recorded. Recordings will be fully captioned and available on the Events page.

Ying Liu, an Asian woman wearing a white hard hat mounted with two GoPro Cameras, looks on.

Ying Liu, 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (Theater/Performance/Spoken Word). Photo by Steve Bookman.

Mazz Swift with electric violin on shoulder.

Mazz Swift, 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow (Music). Photo by Nisha Sondhe Photography.

Learn more about past Jerome Hill Artist Fellows

2019 Fellows

2021 Fellows