McKnight Fellowships for Writers


This year's award is in Prose & Children's Lit Ages 8 and Older

McKnight Artist Fellowships
2023 McKnight Fellowships

Submissions are now closed. The deadline was Nov 18, 2022. This year's award is in Prose & Children's Lit Ages 8 and Older

Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts and culture program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Support for individual working Minnesota artists has been a cornerstone of the program since it began in 1982. The McKnight Artist Fellowships Program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 14 different creative disciplines. Program partner organizations administer the fellowships and structure them to respond to the unique challenges of different disciplines. Currently the foundation contributes about $2.8 million per year to its statewide fellowships. For more information, visit


For more information about the Loft's McKnight Fellowships for Writers, please contact Arleta Little at alittle (at)