It’s time to tell The McKnight Foundation about your favorite artists — those who you believe have really made an impact in Minnesota. McKnight is accepting nominations for its 16th Distinguished Artist Award, with a $50,000 prize for the winner.
Annually the award honors one artist who has had a substantial impact on the arts in Minnesota over his or her lifetime. Artists in all disciplines—including ceramics, dance, film, literature, music, theater and visual arts—may be nominated.
After nominations are received, a panel with representatives from a variety of artistic disciplines who are well versed in the history of the arts in Minnesota reviews nominations and recommends a candidate to the foundation’s board of directors. Considerations include the quality of an artist’s work, the artist’s commitment to his or her field and ways the artist has enriched life for audiences and the community.
Past winners include:
Learn more about the award and how to make your nomination at The McKnight Foundation website.
Start thinking now! Nominations are due March 31.