Northrop Announces 2014 McKnight Artists Fellowships

Northrop Announces 2014 McKnight Artists Fellowships

Northrop has announced the recipients of the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Dancers. Each fellow will receive a $25,000 fellowship award.

McKnight Artist Fellowships deliver significant financial assistance to mid-career individuals whose work demonstrates artistic excellence. A fellowship can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers: 2014 Recipients
Penelope Freeh
Wynn Fricke
Joanie Smith

Choreographers Selection Panel:
Janet Lilly, Professor and Head of Dance, UNC-Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)
David Shimotakahara, Executive/Artistic Director, GroundWorks Dance Theater (Cleveland, OH)
Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director, Northwest Dance Project (Portland, OR)
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Arts Journalist (New York, NY)

In addition to the $25,000 fellowship stipend, each Choreography Fellow is eligible to apply for additional support for a national choreographic residency with one of our national partners: American Dance Festival (Durham, NC), Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, FL), Tofte Lake Center (Ely, MN), American Dance Institute (Washington DC), and New York City partnership (Movement Research, The Playground, and Gibney Dance.)

McKnight Artist Fellowships For Dancers: 2014 Recipients
Kenna-Camara Cottman
Sally Rousse
Max Wirsing

Dancers Selection Panel
Joan Karlen, Professor and Dance Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)
Christopher Morgan, Artistic Director, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists; and Director, Dance Omi International Dance Collective (Washington D.C.)
Heidi Geier, Dance Artist and Educator (St. Louis Park, MN)
Nic Lincoln, Dance Artist and Activist (St. Paul, MN)
Sharon Picasso, Dancer, Choreographer, and Performance Artist (Minneapolis, MN)

In addition to the $25,000 dancer fellowship stipend, the Fellowship Program will also provide funds for each Dancer Fellow to commission a choreographer of his/her choice to create a new solo dance work specifically for each Fellow.

The Fellowship Program is designed to enrich and strengthen our community by acknowledging the accomplishments of individual choreographers and dancers and providing for their artistic growth.

Guidelines for the 2015 choreographer and dancer fellowships will be available later in the summer through Northrop's website.