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 2016 are dance; film, video, and digital production; and literature—including choreographers, film and video directors, and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word.
The 2016 deadline for applications to the Travel and Study Grant Program is 4:30 p.m. central (5:30 p.m. eastern) on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Travel for the 2016 program must occur between June 1, 2016, and December 31, 2018.
The 2016 Travel and Study Grant Program is supported by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.
Minnesota-based executive and program administrators working for not-for-profit arts organizations in dance; film, video, and digital production; and literature are also eligible to apply (New York City-based executives and administrators do not qualify). 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.
Only online applications submitted through the Foundation's website will be accepted. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. Email and faxed applications are NOT accepted. Please call the Foundation office if you need technical assistance completing the online application.
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.