Upstream Artist Fellows 2023-2024
Open to artists statewide
Do you love where you live? Are you an artist, a maker, a creative, or a culture bearer with a story to tell about your place? Are you always trying to inspire people to be stewards of the places we love and share?
Upstream, supported by Springboard for the Arts, seeks 12 Minnesota artists, creatives, and/or culture bearers to work on their own projects that demonstrate love and care for the places they live. The Upstream Artist Fellows will document and share their process of creating (through pictures, video, and/or written reflection) – highlighting what inspires them, the creation of the work, and how they make decisions. Through social media and other communication platforms, Upstream will utilize the artists’ process documentation and stories for the A Care for Place campaign. All work will remain the property of the artists and will be licensed for Upstream to use and share during the life of Upstream’s campaign (estimated 5 years). Each artist will receive $4,000, which includes their artist stipend and any project materials.