What is the Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space?

The Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space is an initiative, launched in 2021 to further support Minnesota visual artists. In 2025 the program will award three grants of $10,000 each to three Minnesota visual artists who have met the submission requirements.

The goal of the grant program is to provide artists with the funds, space, and support they need to create an important project that will significantly impact their artistic careers. Additionally, the gallery’s aim is to support projects that will bring powerfully engaging and thought-provoking experiences to the gallery’s followers, visitors, and to the public. As a commercial art gallery, the grant is also designed to offer artworks for sale as an opportunity for the artist. To accomplish this goal, the gallery is seeking submissions that describe the proposed project with a clear focus and explain in a detailed timeline how the project would be carried out and implemented, including concepts and examples of saleable artwork.

At the end of their grant period, the artists will show their finished art to the public through an exhibition at Kolman & Reeb Gallery.


  • How much are the grants?

    $10,000 per artist.
  • How long is the granting period?

    Twelve months.
  • Who is eligible?

    Any Minnesota visual artist at any stage in their career.
  • How many grants will be awarded each year?

    Three  grants will be awarded in 2025

  • What are the timelines?

    Grants are awarded once a year.

    Applications will be accepted from July 15 through September 15 of each year.

    Grantees will be notified on or about November 30 of each year.

    New grantees are announced in January of each year.

    Grantee exhibitions will be staggered throughout the year following the year the grant is awarded. For example, grantees awarded grants during 2025 will present their Project Space exhibitions during  2026.

  • What are my responsibilities as a grantee?

    Grantees are expected to complete the project outlined in their proposal. Slight deviations from the original proposal are acceptable, but any significant changes from the original concept will need to be discussed with the gallery for approval.

    Grantees are expected to interact with the public at the Kolman & Reeb Gallery during the grant period. Examples of ways grantees can meet and interact with the public include but are not limited to scheduled talks about their projects, demonstrations showing their creative process, meeting gallery visitors during Northrup King Building open studio hours on Saturday afternoons or during First Thursday evenings.

    Grantees are expected to prepare a capstone exhibition of the work they have created and produced as a result of the grant. The exhibition is to be held at the Kolman & Reeb Gallery.

    Grantees are expected to create artwork that is a good fit for a commercial gallery.

    Grantees are required to provide physical artwork that will be for sale during their capstone exhibition.

    Video or audio should be used only to convey an idea when it corresponds to the artwork that will be for sale.

  • What are the gallery’s responsibilities to the grantees?

    Kolman & Reeb Gallery will provide a $10,000 grant to each grantee. Quarterly payments will be made during the grant period.

    Kolman & Reeb Gallery will provide gallery space so the grantee can interact with the public.

    Kolman & Reeb Gallery will provide gallery space to each grantee for her/his capstone exhibition or presentation.

    The gallery will provide at least one studio visit to review the progress of the work.

  • The gallery will check in periodically to track the progress and provide guidance on the best ways to utilize the gallery space and promote the capstone exhibition.

  • Will I have to sign a contract?

    Kolman & Reeb Gallery will send a contract to each grantee before the granting period begins.


Are you a Minnesota artist?


Description of your project (350 words max)

Proposals containing film or video projects will not be accepted due to space limitations.

What will you do for your project and why? Please have a clear focus for your project, and explain in detail how the project will be carried out and implemented.

How can you utilize this opportunity to show and sell your work in a commercial gallery location?

How will you expand upon or advance your artistic work during the grant period?

Why is your project the next logical step in your artistic career?

How will your Project Space project be a transformative experience for you?

What’s kept you from doing this project until now?

Why do you need this grant?

What type of work will you be offering for sale in this commercial gallery space?

Description of how you will interact with the public (250 words max)

Outline your plans for public interaction and outreach during the grant period. Please make sure to include a capstone exhibition with examples or plans to offer artwork for sale at Kolman & Reeb Gallery in your plans.

Budget for 12 month grant period

How do you plan to use the grant money?

Timeline for 12 month grant period

Resume (2 pages max)

Work samples (5-10 samples)

Each work sample should be around 1-5 MB.

Images must be labeled using the following format: Image 1_Your First Name_Your Last Name. (e.g., Image 1_Anita_Kolman)

Include work samples that visually demonstrate work that relates to the work proposed for the grant period.

Work sample descriptions (200 words max).

Briefly describe how your work samples relate to the work proposed for the grant period. Consider your images to be a visual journey of where your work has been, where it is now, and where you want it to go. Please use the image label when referring to a particular image.


Please complete the online application HERE.


If you have questions about the Kolman & Reeb Gallery Project Space grant program, please contact Anita Sue Kolman or Jodi Reeb.

Anita can be reached at 612-385-4239 or at [email protected].

Jodi can be reached at 612-247-1244 or at [email protected].