Applications Open
early 2020

Jen Rosenblit, Clap Hands. Photo by Maria Baranova Suzuki.

This program expands and replaces the historic Composer/Sound Artist Fellowship and the Travel and Study program as well as artists applying for project support with a fiscal sponsor through the General Program.

Learn about the 2019–20 Fellows

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DVRG, 2016 Cedar Commissions. Photo by Pat O'Loughlin.
DVRG, 2016 Cedar Commissions. Photo by Pat O'Loughlin.

Fellowship Basics

60 early career artists

10 fellowships in each in the disciplines of dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater and visual arts

$50,000 per Fellow

$20,000 per year for two years, plus $10,000 to award to partner organizations

In this new Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship program, 60 early career artists (10 each in the disciplines of dance, film/new media, literature, music, theater and visual arts) will be awarded two-year Fellowships of $20,000 per year.

Fellowships will support (among other possible uses):

  • creation of new work
  • workspace/studio/rehearsal rental
  • research
  • travel
  • professional development
  • professional equipment purchase
  • residency participation
  • development of new skills

… and/or other needs directly related to artistic and career development as defined by the Fellow.

Fellows will also have an additional $10,000 each to award to organizations to deepen and strengthen their partnerships, bringing Jerome’s total investment to $50,000 per fellow for a total of $3 million.

Program Schedule

May 2018

The Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships, the Foundation’s newest initiative, accepted its first round of applications in May 2018.

Applications were accepted from Minnesota or New York City-based early career individuals and collectives/ensembles/teams. All applicants provided multiple work samples, resumes, and answers to four questions inquiring about their reasons and purpose for being an artist, an assessment of the strengths and areas for improvement in their work, the impact of experiences they have had with audiences, and possible areas of inquiry that might be the focus of their fellowship.

Summer 2018 through Spring 2019

These materials will be reviewed by discipline-specific panels of experts, who will make recommendations for grantees to the Jerome Board of Directors in the spring of 2019.

Apr 15, 2019

Grant awards will be announced no later than April 15, 2019.

Dec 31, 2019

Each panel will also be asked to recommend any changes to the program, which will subsequently be reviewed by the Jerome Board. Following such review, new guidelines will be created and posted no later than December 31, 2019.

May 2020

The next round of applications will open early in 2020, with a May 2020 deadline.

Program History

The 2018 competition was the first round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship.