» Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications due Monday, April 14
Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers (formerly the SASE Jerome Grants for Emerging Writers), is a fellowship program that awards grants of up to $4,000 to four to six emerging Minnesota writers each year. This program defines an emerging writer as a writer whose work demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment and commitment, but who has not yet received widespread recognition from peers and/or industry as an established professional artist.

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In addition to their grant award, recipients also participate in a year-long fellowship program that provides community, mentorship, guidance, peer support, and conversation throughout the program year. This fellowship program includes approximately 20-hours of required program activities, including a program orientation, cohort meetings, a program photo shoot, and a public literary reading. Fellows must commit to participating in all aspects of this program in order to receive their grant award.
Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for emerging writers whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the literary arts, including (but not limited to): writers of color, GLBT writers, women, new immigrants, native and Indigenous writers, low-income writers, and writers exploring non-traditional pathways to success. By providing financial assistance, professional development, and recognition to a culturally, ethnically, socially and socio-economically diverse group of writers, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's literary community and provides a platform for many new voices to be heard as they achieve their next level of artistic success.
Past fellows have used this opportunity to:
·       Take classes
·       Attend a writer's conference
·       Travel and/or do research
·       Work with a mentor
·       Have their manuscript read by an established writer
·       Pay for childcare while they wrote
·       Promote a newly published book
These are just a few of the possibilities. We encourage you to give serious thought to how this grant could make a difference in your career!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications due Monday, April 14

This program is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.
Download your application today!