Travel and Study Grant Program

The 2018 Travel and Study Grant Program will support emerging artists who create new work in dance, film/video/digital production, and literature. The program is open to “generative" artists (choreographers; film, video, and digital production directors; and writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and spoken word artists) who have a record of creating original work.

Additionally, with thanks to the HRK Foundation for its generous support, the program is also open to arts administrators in Minnesota who work at organizations who support such artists. New York City-based executives and program administrators are not eligible to apply.

Travel and Study grants support periods of domestic and/or international travel for study, exploration and growth. Eligible activities include (but are not limited) to research informing or leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations (whether artistic or organizational), participation in specific non-academic training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, field investigation of work outside of the applicant’s home state, and opportunities to engage in dialogue on aesthetic or organizational issues.

This program will not support rehearsals, performances, exhibitions, touring, or teaching opportunities by grantees, pursuit of academic degrees, the production of new work, or the acquisition of teaching credentials. Students enrolled in academic degree programs at any level are not eligible to apply.

Multidisciplinary/Interdisciplinary artists should apply to the discipline area most closely aligned with their work. Panelists will be prepared to review proposals that cross disciplines.

Deadlines and Notification

Applications are now open.

The deadline is Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm Central/5:30 pm Eastern, with grants announced in March 2018. Travel for the 2018 program must occur between May 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

How To Apply

  1. Take the eligibility quiz.
  2. Review eligibility and requirements and/or download the program guidelines.
  3. Go to the Log In page to log in or create a new account. The online system will contain explicit instructions on creating and submitting applications.
  4. Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email notification that the application was received.

Only online applications will be accepted. Paper submissions, email, and faxed applications are not accepted.

Additional Information

You can watch the 2018 Travel and Study Webinar, which took place Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Contact Foundation

The Foundation encourages applicants to contact Foundation staff to ask questions and to discuss potential applications. Email Eleanor Savage ([email protected]) or call 651-224-9431 between 9 am and 4:30 pm Central Time, Mondays through Fridays (excepting holidays).

Email [email protected] if you have any questions or technical issues.


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