Foundation / Corporation
Springboard for the Arts
06/07/22 11:59 PM
Fellowships to Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin individuals to strengthen rural areas. The fellowship includes financial support as well as learning, exchange, and problem-solving to address issues affecting rural communities. Eligible applicants are those in communities with under 50,000 residents. Fellows participate in two years of peer learning and exchange, receive ongoing support for their community work through 1:1 coaching and technical assistance, and receive an unrestricted $10,000 stipend.
The Rural Regenerator Fellowship brings together individual artists, makers, and culture bearers, grassroots organizers, community development workers, public sector workers and other rural changemakers who are committed to advancing the role of art, culture and creativity in rural development and community building.
Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment and passion for rural art, culture and creativity, their interest in exchanging ideas and learning with other Fellows, and their vision and ideas for the future of rural places. People who are Black, Indigenous, Native, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and/or people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply, and will be prioritized in the selection process.
The Fellowship is a two-year commitment. The average monthly time commitment is roughly 4 hours, plus two 4-day retreats in year 1, and one 2-4 day site exchange with another Fellow (visiting each other’s community to learn more deeply about each other's work) in year two.
Year 1 activities (October 2022 - September 2023)
Year 2 activities (October 2023 - September 2024)
GrantWatch ID#: 195557
8-10 Fellows will be selected
Fellows participate in peer learning and exchange, receive ongoing support for their community work through 1:1 coaching and technical assistance, and receive an unrestricted $10,000 stipend.
The Fellowship is a two-year commitment.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct questions to:
Molly Johnston, Rural Program Manager
Springboard for the Arts
262 University Ave West
Saint Paul, MN 55103
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