Come experience an evening with the 2016/17 McKnight Media Artist Fellows Nicole Brending, Michael Forstein, Isaac Gale, and Dan Schneidkraut, who will be joined onstage by IFP Minnesota executive director Andrew Peterson. The artists will present and discuss their work as well as reflect upon the past year as recipients of this prestigious fellowship. The event also includes a screening of short artist profile films made by students at IFP MN. A Q&A with the audience follows.
Join the artists and other special guests in the lobby for a reception at 5:30 pm.
About the McKnight Artist Fellowships
Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive, the McKnight Foundation’s arts program is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country. Support for individual working Minnesota artists has been a cornerstone of the program since it began in 1981. The McKnight Artist Fellowships Program provides annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in 10 different creative disciplines. Program partner organizations administer the fellowships and structure them to respond to the unique challenges of different disciplines. Currently the foundation contributes about $1.7 million per year to its statewide fellowships.
About IFP Minnesota
IFP Minnesota’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota.