Fellowship Program for Asian American Artists

14 Jun

The Minnesota Humanities Center and the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans Launch a Fellowship Program to Build the Capacity of Asian American Artists

Press Release

St. Paul, MN: The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and the Minnesota Humanities Center are seeking artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent for their Legacy Fellowship Program. The Legacy Fellowship Program will award ten fellows with a grant of $2,000 each to develop a project to showcase work in their respective genres. Additionally, fellows will receive monthly professional development opportunities around topics, such as fundraising, marketing, and building a portfolio.

“Our hope is that the Legacy Fellowship Program will increase the number of artists of Asian Pacific Islander descent to work in the area of art and cultural preservation,” said Ilean Her, Executive Director of the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans.

The Legacy Fellowship Program is seeking applicants who demonstrate a commitment to their art form as evidenced by past experience, artists with unique and innovative ways of viewing the world through art, artists whose work sample show a strong understanding of their craft and show the promise of potential, artists who demonstrate a willingness to work in fellowship with other cohort members, and artists who understand the importance of developing their business and leadership skills to advance their artistic careers.

The Legacy Fellowship Program is coordinated by May Lee-Yang, a Twin Cities-based writer, performance artist, and current Bush Leadership Fellow. The individual Legacy Fellows will have an opportunity to work one-on-one with Lee-Yang and other local artists as they grow through their artistic and leadership journey.

To be eligible to apply, artists must live in Minnesota, be at least eighteen years of age, identify as Asian Pacific Islander American, and be a midcareer artist.

For Legacy Fellows Application or more questions, please contact May Lee-Yang at or call 651-757-1740.

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