The Next Step Fund, funded by The McKnight Foundation,* provides project grants up to $5,000 to professional artists in any discipline for the purpose of career development and artistic achievement. Applicants may be at any stage of their career, but must demonstrate achievement in their artistic field and have a history of public presentation or community contribution. This is a highly competitive program.
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An ideal Next Step Fund project is one that:
- helps an artist overcome a barrier to significant, long-term success, professionalize or increase artistic output and quality,
- complete a project that marks a significant milestone in their career, and/or
- reach a new community or market.
Online application procedures are in the guidelines. Please read the guidelines before you apply. The application will be activated six weeks before each deadline.
**Next Step Fund finalists will be notified via email on May 5, 2017.
There are no upcoming workshops for this program. Please contact your program director with questions.