“American Composers Forum [has announced] recipients of this year’s McKnight Composer Fellowships and McKnight Visiting Composer Residencies,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (7/19) I Care if You Listen. “Both programs are funded by the McKnight Foundation…. The awardees of the McKnight Composer Fellowships are Mitchell Bercier, Mary Ellen Childs, Queen Drea, and Reinaldo Moya. The awardees of the McKnight Visiting Composer Residency are Byron Au Yong and Victor Márquez-Barrios…. The fellowships are part of the McKnight Artist Fellowships Program, created to increase the exploratory opportunity, economic stability, and productive capacity of artists by providing $25,000 in unrestricted support for mid-career artists living in Minnesota. Music creators living in other parts of the U.S. were invited to propose a residency project that responds to or reflects the unique qualities of people and communities in Minnesota. Each McKnight Visiting Composer receives $10,000 to spend time in Minnesota pursuing a self-designed residency project…. ‘We value the opportunity to invest in both artists who make their home where we were founded and those who seek to know our communities better,’ said ACF Executive Director, Vanessa Rose.”