A national center for fiber art, Textile Center’s mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art. 

Welcome to the application for the 2021 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists!

Textile Center is pleased to announce the second year of McKnight Fellowship for Fiber Artists.  The intent of this program is to recognize and support midcareer (and beyond!) fiber and textile artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence in the field.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 13, 2020, 5:00 pm CST
Start your application early. Please plan ahead to make sure your computer system is compatible with the application process, your submitted materials are correct and functional, and that you understand how the system works. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Even if you are in the middle of your application, the system will immediately stop accepting applications at 5 pm CST on November 13, 2020.

All applications must include the following:

  • 10 digital images of your work (JPG or JPEG, not greater than 5 mb each)
  • Image list (PDF)
  • Artist Statement, describing current work and direction (PDF)
  • Résumé (PDF)
  • Proof of CURRENT legal Minnesota residency, dating back to November 13, 2020 or earlier.  This may mean you have to upload more than one document to cover the period of the entire year. (PDF, JPG, or JPEG)

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW the MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR FIBER ARTISTS information document for additional details prior to submitting your application.

Click here for complete guidelines.

For questions regarding eligibility, guidelines, and application process, please contact:
Tracy Krumm
Director for Artistic Advancement
Textile Center

Textile Center