Category Archives: Grant Info

Biennial Plan

Our FY 2014-2015 Minnesota State Biennial Plan is now available for viewing and comments.  2014-2015 Biennial Plan

We will be holding a public meeting on May 1, 2013 at 4:00 at our office in Warren on the plans contents.  You can also comment on the plan or complete a needs assessment survey on our grant programs and services which can be added to the data from the recently completed survey period.  Please call to request a blank survey or call with your comments 218-745-9111.  You can also contact us by email We always appreciate the input of our area residents.


Student Grant Idea Links

Deadline for submitting requests for student grants is March 15th.                                      Grants are available for students, ages 14 to 18 years old, who would like mentoring   or who wish to attend a summer program in one of these creative arts:

   visual, music, dance, theater, or creative writing.

Maybe you already have a program selected, or perhaps you would like to check out these ideas for summer programs available in the Minnesota area, including North Dakota and Wisconsin. Do it today!

These links are a good starting point when looking for a summer art program that fulfills your need. However, other summer programs are available through web searches for summer art camps or instructors that specialize in your subject.

Fellowship Training Video

Two training videos are now on YouTube related to our Fellowship Grant Program.  If you are not able to attend a workshop please look at these videos for information on how to apply.  The current grant application form and guidelines are available on our grants page in a Word format.  You can also request a copy by calling 218-745-9111 or emailing Mara.

This first video relates to eligibility for our fellowship program.

Here is the link to Director Mara Wittman going over the application process and some of the guideline information for individuals applying for our fellowship grant.

New Artist Fellowship Application Form

Please use the following updated form Fellowship Grant 2013 available in a Word format to apply for our Fellowship grant.  The upcoming grant deadline is October 15, 2012.  This is a post mark deadline.

As an applicant, you complete your narrative and budget stating what you would do if awarded a $1,500.00 grant.  If the review panel selects you to receive a $1,500.00 grant then you are reviewed a second time.  If you make it through the second review criteria you will be selected to receive a $5,000.00 grant!

Applicants need to submit several items to be eligible.  Please look over the Fellowship Guidelines 2013 and read carefully the information page in the application form.  Our grants page has more information related to applying and links.  Grant writing workshop for our fellowship grant will occur in the next few weeks.  One session is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 at our office in Warren.  You must RSVP.  218-745-9111