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Jerome Foundation Announcements

The Jerome Foundation is delighted to welcome Sarah Bellamy, Artistic Director of Penumbra Theater (Saint Paul, MN);  Lori Pourier, President/CEO of First People’s Fund (Rapid City, SD) and Ryan Wong, writer and arts organizer (Brooklyn, NY) to the Board of Directors of the Jerome Foundation. They join previously elected Directors Linda Earle, Professor of Practice in Art History, Tyler School of Art at Temple University (New York, NY) who will serve as Chair, Kate Barr, President of Propel (Minneapolis, MN), who will serve as Vice-Chair and Treasurer; Daniel Alexander Jones, theater, music and live performance artist (Bronx, NY), who will serve as Secretary; Mark Tribe, media and visual artist (New York, NY) and Elizabeth Streb, Founding Director and Choreographer of Streb Extreme Action Company (Brooklyn, NY). Directors are elected for three-year terms, and can serve a maximum of nine years of service.

Directors of the Board are elected by the Members of the Jerome Foundation, a group of five charged with preserving the legacy of Jerome Hill and insuring that the charitable purposes of the Foundation are observed. Members (which include both family relations and individuals without kinship who are chosen because of their ties to the Hill family) are Sara Maud Lydiatt-Vanier (Chair), Libby Hlavka, Christine Ljungkull, William Russell and William Sheeline.

 The Foundation also wishes to acknowledge its gratitude and deepest appreciation to outgoing Directors Patricia Hampl, writer and professor (Saint Paul, MN) and Philip Bither, Senior Curator of the Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) for their extraordinary service and dedication. They will be deeply missed.

Artist Fellowship Program

Following our May 8, 2018, 4 pm Central Time deadline, we are no longer accepting applications for our Artist Fellowships. Fellowships will be awarded in alternating years. After this current cycle, the Fellowship program will not be open again for applications until 2020.

Fellows will be announced no later than April 15, 2019.

Organization Grant Programs

Following our September 14, 4 pm Central Time deadline, we are no longer accepting applications for our Grants to Organizations initiative. The next deadline will be in 2019. Sign up for e-newsletter updates for more information in early 2019. We expect to announce the recipients of Grants to Organizations for 2019–20 by the end of June.

Download the guidelines for Support for Philanthropic Organizations, Convenings, and Research, which has a rolling deadline.

Travel and Study Program

Following our December 7, 2017 deadline, we are no longer accepting applications for this program. Learn more about the 2018 grantees.

Film, Video and Digital Production Program

Following our August 14, 2017 deadline, we are no longer accepting applications for this program. Applications for the next round of the program will open in 2019, for funding beginning in 2020.

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We are thrilled to welcome Lann Briel to the Jerome Foundation! Lann is an independent film artist and media content creator. Active and passionate about the Twin Cities arts community, she has worked with Forecast Public Art, Twin Cities Public Television and most recently as Mn Artists Coordinator for the Walker Art Center. Through Mn Artists she actively worked to connect and profile regional artists, curators, collectors, and venues, fostering collaboration throughout the state. As an enrolled tribal member, she is an advocate for Indigenous rights and is interested in advancing Indigenous art and artisans throughout the contemporary art world.

Lann Briel

Lann holds a B.A. in Moving Image Arts from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's Master of Professional Studies Arts and Cultural Leadership program.

We look forward to her starting at the Foundation at the end of May.


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