The 20/20 Artist Fellowship
is an unrestricted $15,000 award, plus a $5,000 professional development stipend given individually to three (3) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native artists who are creating tools, pathways and systems of support for artists in their communities.
The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is open to BIPOC and Native artists of all practices, disciplines and career stages residing or working in Minnesota. Recipients of the fellowship are not required to apply award funds towards existing or future work products.
Candidates for the 20/20 Artist Fellowship are identified through an open application process. All eligible applications receive equal consideration through a three-round peer review process (pre-screen, panel review and panel interview). Peer reviewers are selected by Springboard staff and aim to represent the diverse pool of identities, geographies and artistic disciplines reflected in the applicant pool.
The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is a three year pilot program that will be offered yearly through 2020. This year, the application period is open January through March, awardees are decided in June, and the fellowship period runs until August 2020. Support for the 20/20 fellowship comes from the Bush Foundation, Surdna Foundation and the Jerome Foundation (Jerome funds are restricted to early career, generative artists, who are not students enrolled in a degree program and who demonstrate strong artistic merit).